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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  • Abrasives

    3248

    Demand for abrasives in the US is forecast to rise 3.8 percent annually through 2019 to $7.0 billion. Durable goods will remain the dominant market as well as one of the fastest growing. Market share gains for superabrasives will benefit the bonded, c...

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  • Abrasives

    2696

    Demand for abrasives in the US is forecast to rise four percent annually through 2014. Durable goods manufacturing will remain the dominant market, with the motor vehicle segment growing the fastest. Nonmetallic coated and bonded abrasives and loose g...

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  • Advanced Ceramics

    3091

    Demand for advanced ceramics in the US is forecast to increase 5.1 percent annually to $13.6 billion in 2017. Medical products will be the fastest growing market, driven by applications such as dental implants and prosthetic components. Ceramic matrix...

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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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  • Barite: United States

    FF65032

    This report forecasts demand for and production of crude and ground barite in metric tons to 2018. Total demand is segmented in terms of market by drilling fluid and other markets.

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  • Chromium: United States

    FF65011

    This report forecasts to 2022 US chromium demand in metric tons of chromium content. Total demand is segmented by material in terms of: high-carbon ferrochromium; low-carbon ferrochromium; and other materials, such as chromium metal and ferrochromium ...

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  • Coal: United States

    FF45012

    This report forecasts to 2022 US coal production and demand in short tons. Total production is segmented by rank in terms of: sub-bituminous, bituminous, and lignite and anthracite. Total demand is segmented by market as follows: electric power; and c...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Feldspar: United States

    FF65035

    This report discusses US feldspar demand and production for the years 2006 and 2011, with forecasts for 2016. Topics covered include market size and trends, application segmentation, domestic production, environmental and regulatory considerations, pr...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • High-Performance Flat Glass

    3034

    US demand for high-performance flat glass products is forecast to rise 8.2 percent annually to $9.2 billion in 2017. Solar control glass such as low-emissivity (low-e) glass will grow the fastest, while security and safety glass will remain the larges...

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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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  • Industrial Clays: United States

    FF65039

    This report forecasts to 2022 US industrial clays demand and production in metric tons. 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 appli...

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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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  • Lightweight Automotive Materials in North America

    3153

    North American demand for lightweight automotive materials will rise 5.2 percent annually to 22.3 billion pounds in 2018. Gains will be driven mainly by increasingly strict automobile fuel economy mandates. The dominant metals segment (e.g., aluminum,...

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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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  • Magnesium: United States

    FF65019

    This report forecasts US magnesium metal demand in metric tons to 2017. Total demand is segmented in terms of primary magnesium and secondary magnesium. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: magnesium alloys, aluminum alloys, iron ...

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  • Metal Powders

    2811

    US metal powder demand will grow 6.2 percent annually to $4.8 billion in 2015, driven primarily by increased output in several key industries. Ferrous metal powders will outpace nonferrous types in volume terms, but nonferrous metal powders will remai...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Proppants in North America

    3048

    North American proppant demand will grow 11.6 percent annually to over 100 billion pounds in 2017. Raw sand will remain the dominant type and will grow the fastest. Ceramic proppants will be limited to areas requiring high performance products. The US...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Refractories

    2968

    US demand for refractories is projected to grow 3.3 percent annually to $2.6 billion in 2016. A shift toward higher-priced, advanced refractories will bolster sales value, but longer lasting, more durable refractories will limit future demand. Bricks ...

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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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  • 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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  • Silver: United States

    FF65023

    This report forecasts US silver consumption and mine production in metric tons to 2017. Total consumption is segmented by market in terms of industrial, coins and medals, photography, and jewelry and silverware.

    To illustrate historical trends,...

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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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  • Specialty Silicas

    2762

    US demand for specialty silicas is forecast to rise 5.8 percent annually through 2015. Fumed silica will be the fastest growing type, fueled by a strong rebound in nontire rubber consumption. Precipitated silica will remain the leading segment, based ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Well Stimulation Materials

    3160

    US demand for well stimulation materials will climb 10.6 percent annually to $15.2 billion in 2018. Efforts to improve well productivity and develop unconventional resources will continue to change the product mix. Proppants are the largest material t...

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