Metals, Minerals & Glass

James Lacy
Meet James Lacy

Senior Market Analyst
Focus Reports

James specializes in the metals and minerals market, authoring such titles as Lime: United States, Kaolin: United States and Salt: United States. James has a Bachelor's and an MBA from Cleveland State University.

Freedonia industry market research on Metals, Minerals & Glass includes coverage of such manufacturing inputs as rare earths, industrial sand, gypsum, and kaolin. Most of our market research in this area focuses upon major applications in which the metals and minerals are used. Applications include packaging such as beverage containers and building materials such as pipe. Freedonia's industry market research studies include market size, forecasts, product and market segmentations, related economic indicator and regulatory analysis, market share estimates, a discussion of industry structure, and profiles of the leading companies.

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Freedonia Studies covering Metals, Minerals & Glass

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  • Global Industrial Silica Sand

    3664

    This study provides historical data for 2007, 2012, and 2017, and forecasts for 2022. Demand is given in millions of metric tons by market (glass, hydraulic fracturing, foundry, building products, chemicals, and other) and country. Sales in millions o...

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  • Fabricated Metal Products: United States

    FF70027

    This report forecasts to 2022 US fabricated metal products demand and shipments in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: structural metals, forging and stamping, machine shops, coating and trea...

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  • Gypsum: United States

    FF60022

    This report forecasts to 2022 US gypsum demand and crude gypsum production in metric tons. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of crude gypsum and synthetic gypsum. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: board; cement; and...

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  • Potash: United States

    FF65021

    This report forecasts to 2022 US potash demand and production in metric tons. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: potassium chloride, potassium sulfate, potassium magnesium sulfate, and other products. Total demand is also segmented by a...

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  • Metal Services: United States

    FF95056

    This report forecasts to 2022 the revenues of US metal service centers in nominal US dollars at the wholesale level. Total revenues are segmented by product in terms of ferrous metals and nonferrous metals. Total revenues are also segmented by market ...

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  • Phosphate Rock: United States

    FF65020

    This report forecasts to 2022 US phosphate rock demand and mine production in metric tons. Total demand is segmented by market in terms of: diammonium phosphate (DAP) fertilizer, monoammonium phosphate (MAP) fertilizer, other fertilizers, animal feed,...

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  • Cobalt: United States

    FF65034

    This report forecasts to 2022 US cobalt demand in metric tons of cobalt content. Total demand is segmented by form in terms of: metal, chemical compounds, and purchased scrap. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: superalloys, chem...

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  • Global Flat Glass by Market, 13th Edition

    3614

    This industry study presents historical demand, production, and net export data (2006, 2011 and 2016) and forecasts for 2021 by market (architectural, motor vehicle, other) and region (North America, Central and South America, Western Europe, Eastern ...

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  • Titanium: United States

    FF65014

    This report forecasts to 2022 US demand for titanium mineral concentrates, titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments, and titanium metal in metric tons and nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level. Total demand for titanium mineral concentrates in metric t...

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  • Zinc: United States

    FF65015

    This report forecasts to 2022 US refined zinc demand and production in metric tons. Total demand is segmented by application in terms of: galvanized steel, zinc-based alloys, brass and bronze, and other applications.

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  • Lead: United States

    FF65018

    This report forecasts to 2022 US lead demand and production in metric tons of lead content. Total demand is segmented by application in terms of: batteries, metal products, and other applications. The following measures of US lead production, in metri...

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  • Tin: United States

    FF65047

    This report forecasts to 2022 US refined tin demand and secondary production in metric tons of tin content. Total demand is segmented by application in terms of: tinplate, chemicals, solder, terne metal and other alloys, bronze and brass, and other ap...

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  • Steel Mill Products: United States

    FF65013

    This report forecasts to 2021 US steel mill products demand and shipments in metric tons and nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level. Total demand in metric tons is segmented by product in terms of: hot-rolled sheet, bars, hot-dip galvanized shee...

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  • Pigments: United States

    FF35015

    This report forecasts US pigments demand and shipments in nominal US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2021. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: titanium dioxide, other inorganic whites, organic, carbon black, and other inorganic pi...

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  • Industrial Castings: United States

    FF65026

    This report forecasts US industrial casting shipments and demand in nominal US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2021. Total shipments are segmented by product in terms of: ductile iron, other iron, steel investment, other steel. aluminum die, ot...

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  • Lime: United States

    FF60030

    This report forecasts US lime demand and production in metric tons to 2021. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of quicklime, hydrated lime, and refractory lime. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: metallurgical, enviro...

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  • Perlite & Vermiculite: United States

    FF65049

    This report forecasts US perlite and vermiculite demand in metric tons to 2021. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of perlite and vermiculite. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: building products, agriculture and horticult...

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  • Helium: United States

    FF65037

    This report forecasts US demand for Grade-A (99.997% purity or greater) helium in million cubic meters of contained helium gas to 2021. Total demand is segmented by end use in terms of: cryogenics, controlled atmosphere, purging and pressuring, weldin...

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  • Proppants Market in North America by Type and Location, 3rd Edition

    3535

    This study presents historical data (2006, 2011, and 2016) and forecasts (2021) by type (raw frac sand, resin coated sand, ceramic proppants) and location (Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Colorado, North Dakota, Louisiana, New Mexico, Alberta)...

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  • Aluminum: United States

    FF65010

    This report forecasts US aluminum demand and production in metric tons to 2021. Total demand is segmented by market in terms of transport, containers and packaging, building and construction, electrical, and other markets. Total production is segmente...

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  • Mining & Quarrying: United States

    FF65051

    This report forecasts the total activity of US mines and quarries as measured in metric tons of materials handled to 2021. Material handled refers to the excavated volumes of metal ores, industrial minerals, and waste. Total material handled is segmen...

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  • Metal Stampings: United States

    FF70014

    This report forecasts US metal stampings demand in nominal and real (inflation-adjusted) US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2021. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: motor vehicle stampings, job stampings, end products, and spinni...

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  • Recovered Metals: United States

    FF65055

    This report forecasts the total recovery of post-consumer metal from the US municipal solid waste (MSW) stream in short tons to 2021. For comparison, this report also forecasts to 2021 the total generation of post-consumer metal in short tons. Total M...

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    21 Pages
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  • Recovered Glass: United States

    FF65050

    This report forecasts the total recovery of post-consumer glass from the US municipal solid waste (MSW) stream in short tons to 2021. For comparison, this report also forecasts to 2021 the total generation of post-consumer glass in the MSW stream. Tot...

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  • World Industrial Silica Sand

    3469

    World Industrial Silica Sand presents historical data (2005, 2010 and 2015) plus forecasts (2020 and 2025) for supply and demand, as well as demand by market (hydraulic fracturing, foundry, glass, building products, chemicals, other) for six re...

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    242 Pages
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  • World Kaolin

    3462

    World Kaolin analyzes the global kaolin market. It presents historical data (2005, 2010 and 2015) plus forecasts (2020 and 2025) for supply and demand, as well as demand by market (paper, ceramics, paint, refractories, rubber, other) in 6 regio...

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  • World Flat Glass

    3449

    World Flat Glass presents historical data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts for 2020 and 2025 for supply and demand, as well as demand by market and float glass production capacity by company, in 6 regions and 21 major countries....

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  • Sheet Metal: United States

    FF70016

    This report forecasts US sheet metal demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: hot-rolled steel, cold-rolled steel, aluminum, copper, and other products. Total demand is a...

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  • World Salt

    3426

    World Salt presents historical Data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts (2020, 2025) for supply and demand, as well as demand by market, in six regions and 18 major countries. The study also considers key market environment factors, assesses the ...

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  • World Abrasives

    3428

    This study analyzes the global market for abrasives. It presents historical data for 2005, 2010 and 2015, plus forecasts for 2020 and 2025, for supply and demand, as well as demand by market and product, for six regions and 19 countries. The study...

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  • Peat: United States

    FF65043

    This report forecasts US peat demand and production in metric tons to 2020. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: sphagnum peat, reed-sedge peat, peat humus, and hypnum peat. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: genera...

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    26 Pages
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    $750

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  • World Specialty Silicas

    3407

    This study analyzes the world specialty silica industry. It presents historical demand data (2005, 2010, and 2015) and forecasts (2020 and 2025) by product (precipitated silica, silica gel, silica sol, fumed silica), market (e.g., tire rubber, non-tir...

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    343 Pages
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    $6,400

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  • World Graphene

    3402

    Global demand for graphene is forecast to grow more than sixfold through 2020 to $136 million, and to $2 billion by 2035. Gains will be driven in the shorter term by improved manufacturing technologies and falling prices, as well as by the ongoing dev...

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    303 Pages
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  • World Construction Aggregates

    3389

    World demand for construction aggregates will rise 5.2 percent annually to 51.7 billion metric tons in 2019. Crushed stone, recycled concrete, fly ash, and slag will grow at twice the pace of sand and gravel. Hydraulic concrete will remain the largest...

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  • Industrial Clays: United States

    FF65039

    This report forecasts US industrial clay demand and production in metric tons to 2020. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: common clay, kaolin, bentonite, fuller's earth, ball clay, and fire clay. Total demand is also segmented by applic...

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  • Specialty Silicas

    3368

    Demand for specialty silicas in the US is forecast to rise 4.7 percent annually to $2.1 billion in 2019. Precipitated silica will be the largest and fastest growing product segment, driven by robust gains in the large tire rubber sector, as well as in...

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    256 Pages
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  • Fabrication Gold: United States

    FF65017

    This report forecasts to 2019 US fabrication gold demand, gold mine production, primary refined gold production, and secondary refined gold production in troy ounces. Total demand is segmented by application in terms of: jewelry and art, official coin...

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    $750

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  • Mica: United States

    FF65040

    This report forecasts US mica demand and production in metric tons to 2019. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: dry ground, wet ground, and sheet. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: joint compounds, paint, plastic,...

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  • World Rare Earths

    3349

    Global demand for rare earths is forecast to increase 3.5 percent per year to 149,500 metric tons in 2019, valued at $4.5 billion. Battery alloys, permanent magnets, and autocatalysts will be the fastest growing end use markets. China will remain the ...

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    318 Pages
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  • Silicon: United States

    FF65024

    This report forecasts US silicon demand and production in metric tons of silicon content to 2019. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: silicon metal, ferrosilicon, and other silicons. Total demand is also segmented by application as follo...

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  • World Magnets

    3328

    Global demand for permanent magnets is forecast to climb 7.3 percent annually through 2019 to $16.2 billion. The Asia/Pacific market will remain dominant and grow the fastest. Neodymium magnets will lead gains....

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  • World Lithium

    3331

    Global demand for lithium metal is projected to rise 8.9 percent per year through 2019 to 49,350 metric tons. Gains will be driven by torrid advances in lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries as world demand for hybrid and electric vehicles, energy storage sy...

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    308 Pages
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  • Proppants in North America

    3302

    Demand for proppants in North America is forecast to increase 7.6 percent annually through 2019 to 162 billion pounds, valued at $8.2 billion. Growth will slow from previously rapid gains as oil and gas prices remain subdued, with future demand driven...

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  • World Cement

    3303

    World demand for cement will rise 4.5 percent yearly to 5.2 billion metric tons in 2019. India will be the fastest growing major market, as the pace of growth in China slows considerably. Blended cement will remain the most popular type, and will gain...

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    492 Pages
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  • Sulfur: United States

    FF65045

    This report forecasts US sulfur demand in metric tons of sulfur content to 2019. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of recovered elemental sulfur and byproduct sulfuric acid. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: agricul...

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    21 Pages
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  • World Tungsten

    3306

    World demand for processed tungsten will rise 4.2 percent yearly to 146,400 metric tons in 2019. The Asia/Pacific region, led by China, will continue to dominate supply and consumption, while India will be the fastest growing market. Tungsten alloys w...

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    281 Pages
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  • Chromium: United States

    FF65011

    This report forecasts US chromium demand in metric tons to 2019. Total demand is segmented by material in terms of high-carbon ferrochromium, low-carbon ferrochromium, and other materials. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: stai...

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    22 Pages
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  • Refractories

    3295

    Demand for refractories in the US will rise 3.3 percent per year through 2019 to $3.1 billion. Volume increases will be much more sluggish, as improvements in refractory designs enable less material to be used per ton of output. Nonclay refractories w...

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    238 Pages
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  • World Copper

    3274

    Global demand for copper metal (refined copper and recycled scrap) is projected to advance 4.2 percent per year through 2019 to 36.0 million metric tons. Gains will be driven by applications such as building wire and plumbing and electrical grid wire ...

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