This report forecasts to 2023 global demand for refractories by material, market, and major world region in metric tons. Material segments include: clay and nonclay. Reported markets encompass: iron and steel; nonmetallic minerals; nonferrous metals; and other markets such as chemical manufacturing, petroleum refining, and waste incinerators. Major world regions include North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, and all other regions.
To illustrate historical trends, world, material, market, and regional demand (including material and market segments) are provided for 2008, 2013, and 2018. Finally, global shipments in US dollars are segmented by major world region and provided for 2008, 2013, 2018, and 2023.
For this report, refractories are defined according to the ASTM International definition: "nonmetallic minerals having those chemical and physical properties that make them applicable for structures, or as components of systems, that are exposed to environments above 538 degrees Celsius (1,000 degrees Fahrenheit)". Materials that are resistant to lower temperatures are excluded.
Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.
Related NAICS Code:
327120 Clay building material and refractories manufacturing
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