Global Industrial Silica Sand

Global Economic Growth, Hydraulic Fracturing Drive Worldwide Sand Consumption

Silica Sand

Global consumption of industrial silica sand is expected to climb 3.2% per year through 2022. Ongoing economic and infrastructure development in the Asia/Pacific region will drive growth, as will hydraulic fracturing activity in North America.

Key Findings in the Global Silica Sand Study:

Frac sand slows down a bit in US, booming in South America and Middle East

Over the past decade, the US hydraulic fracturing boom has resulted in exponential gains for silica sand used in proppant applications, or frac sand. The United States will continue to account for the vast majority of the global frac sand in the near term.

Through 2022, however, the fastest growing markets for frac sand lie outside of the US. Countries like Argentina, Colombia, and Saudi Arabia have begun exploiting unconventional gas reserves in earnest. For frac sand suppliers seeking high growth opportunities from a small base, South America and the Africa/Mideast region are set to see the fastest growth.

China and Russia will see robust increases as well in percentage terms, but shale gas development in these areas is more likely to proceed at a slow and steady pace than to see rapid development explosions.

Fairmount Santrol and Unimin merger creates a company built to weather downturns

In June 2018, Fairmount Santro and the Unimin subsidiary of SCR-Sibelco merged to form Covia. Both firms were negatively impacted by the oil and gas downturn in 2015 and 2016. A merger between the two companies creates greater economies of scale in respect to two key competitive factors. First, Unimin possessed a broader product and market base than did Fairmount Santrol, enabling Covia to better shift its focus to other markets to support sales during the next weak period in the oil and gas industry. Second, during periods of rapid demand expansion for frac sand – as was the case in 2017 – the combined firm has superior rail terminal access to all of the major shale plays. As a result, the company can reduce its prices and time to market, making it a more attractive option for customers.

Advanced ferroalloy manufacturing driving rapid growth in Asia

Rising production of such goods as advanced steel and aluminum alloys, solar cells, and other electronic products are causing demand for silica-based chemicals to rise rapidly. This is particularly true in the Asia/Pacific region, the leading supplier of these materials. As a result, three new plants have opened in Malaysia in the past several years. Demand in the country is expected to grow at a double-digit pace through 2022 as these facilities reach capacity.

Study Coverage

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 of dollars for each country covered and market (at the global level) are also addressed. The study evaluates market share and analyzes competitive factors for such companies as Covia, SCR-Sibelco, and US Silica.

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  1. Global Industrial Silica Sand

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in the Source: Global Industrial Silica Sand Market

    2. 2 GLOBAL OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 |Global Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Trends

      2. 2.2 Demand by Region

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        1. 2.2.1 Market Position

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        2. 2.2.2 Market Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Region, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 2-2 |Global Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Region, 2007 – 2022

      3. 2.3 Pricing Trends

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        1. 2.3.1 Price Comparison

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        2. 2.3.2 Price Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Industrial Silica Sand Pricing by Market & Region, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 2-3 |Global Industrial Silica Sand Value & Volume Demand by Market, 2017

      4. 2.4 Production by Region

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        1. Table | Global Industrial Silica Sand Production by Region, 2007 – 2022

      5. 2.5 International Trade

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        1. Table | Global Industrial Silica Sand Net Exports by Region, 2007 – 2022

      6. 2.6 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

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        1. 2.6.1 Workplace Health & Safety

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        2. 2.6.2 Glass Recycling Trends

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    3. 3 MARKETS

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 |Global Industrial Silica Sand Market Trends

      2. 3.2 Industrial Silica Sand Markets Overview

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        1. Table | Global Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 3-2 |Global Industrial Silica Sand Demand Share by Market & Region, 2017

      3. 3.3 Glass

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        1. 3.3.1 Market Position & Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Glass Demand for Silica Sand by Type, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 3-3 | Global Glass Demand Share for Silica Sand by Type, 2007 – 2022

        2. 3.3.2 Key Suppliers

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        3. 3.3.3 Flat Glass

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          1. Table | Global Flat Glass Demand for Silica Sand by Region, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 3-4 | Global Flat Glass Demand for Silica Sand, 2007 – 2017

        4. 3.3.4 Container Glass

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          1. Table | Global Container Glass Demand for Silica Sand by Region, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 3-5 | Global Container Glass Demand for Silica Sand, 2007 – 2017

        5. 3.3.5 Other Glass

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          1. Table | Global Demand for Silica Sand in Other Types of Glass by Region, 2007 – 2022

      4. 3.4 Hydraulic Fracturing

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        1. 3.4.1 Scope & Applications

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        2. 3.4.2 Market Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Hydraulic Fracturing Demand for Silica Sand by Region, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 3-6 | Global Hydraulic Fracturing Demand for Silica Sand by Region, 2007 – 2017

        3. 3.4.3 Key Suppliers

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      5. 3.5 Foundry

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        1. 3.5.1 Scope & Applications

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        2. 3.5.2 Market Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Foundry Demand for Silica Sand by Region, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 3-7 | Global Foundry Demand for Silica Sand, 2007 – 2017

        3. 3.5.3 Key Suppliers

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      6. 3.6 Building Products

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        1. 3.6.1 Scope & Applications

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        2. 3.6.2 Market Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Building Products Demand for Silica Sand by Region, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 3-8 | Global Building Products Demand for Silica Sand, 2007 – 2017

        3. 3.6.3 Key Suppliers

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      7. 3.7 Chemicals

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        1. 3.7.1 Scope & Applications

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        2. 3.7.2 Market Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Chemical Demand for Silica Sand by Region, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 3-9 | Global Chemical Demand for Silica Sand, 2007 – 2017

        3. 3.7.3 Key Suppliers

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      8. 3.8 Other Markets

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        1. 3.8.1 Scope

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        2. 3.8.2 Market Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Demand for Silica Sand in Other Markets by Region, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 3-10 | Global Demand for Silica Sand in Other Markets, 2007 – 2017

    4. 4 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 4.1 North America: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | North America: Industrial Silica Sand Market

      2. 4.2 North America: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand

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        1. 4.2.1 North America: Market Size

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          1. Figure 4-2 | North America: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. 4.2.2 North America: Production & Trade

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          1. Table | North America: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

      3. 4.3 North America: Industrial Silica Sand Market Outlook

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        1. Table | North America: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 4-3 | North America: Industrial Silica Sand Demand Share by Country & Market, 2017

      4. 4.4 United States

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        1. Figure 4-4 | United States: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | United States: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | Selected Major Industrial Silica Sand Suppliers Operating in the US

        4. Table | United States: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

        5. Figure 4-5 | United States: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2017

      5. 4.5 Canada

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        1. Figure 4-6 | Canada: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Canada: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | Canada: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

        4. Figure 4-7 | Canada: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2017

      6. 4.6 Mexico

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        1. Figure 4-8 | Mexico: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Mexico: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | Mexico: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

    5. 5 CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

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      1. 5.1 Central & South America: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Central & South America: Industrial Silica Sand Market

      2. 5.2 Central & South America: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand

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        1. 5.2.1 Central & South America: Market Size

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          1. Figure 5-2 | Central & South America: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. 5.2.2 Central & South America: Production & Trade

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          1. Table | Central & South America: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

      3. 5.3 Central & South America: Industrial Silica Sand Market Outlook

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        1. Table | Central & South America: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 5-3 | Central & South America: Industrial Silica Sand Demand Share by Country & Market, 2017

      4. 5.4 Brazil

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        1. Figure 5-4 | Brazil: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Brazil: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | Brazil: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

      5. 5.5 Other Central & South America

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        1. Figure 5-5 | Other Central & South America: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Other Central & South America: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | Other Central & South America: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 6.1 Western Europe: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 6-1 | Western Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Market

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand

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        1. 6.2.1 Western Europe: Market Size

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          1. Figure 6-2 | Western Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. 6.2.2 Western Europe: Production & Trade

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          1. Table | Western Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

      3. 6.3 Western Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Market Outlook

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        1. Table | Western Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 6-3 | Western Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Demand Share by Country & Market, 2017

      4. 6.4 Germany

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        1. Figure 6-4 | Germany: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Germany: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | Germany: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

      5. 6.5 France

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        1. Figure 6-5 | France: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | France: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | France: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

      6. 6.6 Italy

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        1. Figure 6-6 | Italy: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Italy: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | Italy: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

      7. 6.7 Spain

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        1. Figure 6-7 | Spain: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Spain: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | Spain: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

      8. 6.8 United Kingdom

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        1. Figure 6-8 | United Kingdom: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | United Kingdom: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | United Kingdom: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

      9. 6.9 Other Western Europe

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        1. Figure 6-9 | Other Western Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Other Western Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | Other Western Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

    7. 7 EASTERN EUROPE

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      1. 7.1 Eastern Europe: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 7-1 | Eastern Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Market

      2. 7.2 Eastern Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand

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        1. 7.2.1 Eastern Europe: Market Size

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          1. Figure 7-2 | Eastern Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. 7.2.2 Eastern Europe: Production & Trade

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          1. Table | Eastern Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

      3. 7.3 Eastern Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Market Outlook

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        1. Table | Eastern Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 7-3 | Eastern Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Demand Share by Country & Market, 2017

      4. 7.4 Russia

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        1. Figure 7-4 | Russia: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Russia: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | Russia: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

      5. 7.5 Poland

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        1. Figure 7-5 | Poland: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Poland: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | Poland: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

      6. 7.6 Other Eastern Europe

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        1. Figure 7-6 | Other Eastern Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Other Eastern Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | Other Eastern Europe: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

    8. 8 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 8.1 Asia/Pacific: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 8-1 | Asia/Pacific: Industrial Silica Sand Market

      2. 8.2 Asia/Pacific: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand

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        1. 8.2.1 Asia/Pacific: Market Size

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          1. Figure 8-2 | Asia/Pacific: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. 8.2.2 Asia/Pacific: Production & Trade

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          1. Table | Asia/Pacific: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

      3. 8.3 Asia/Pacific: Industrial Silica Sand Market Outlook

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        1. Table | Asia/Pacific: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 8-3 | Asia/Pacific: Industrial Silica Sand Demand Share by Country & Market, 2017

      4. 8.4 China

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        1. Figure 8-4 | China: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | China: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | China: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

      5. 8.5 India

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        1. Figure 8-5 | India: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | India: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | India: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

      6. 8.6 Japan

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        1. Figure 8-6 | Japan: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Japan: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | Japan: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

      7. 8.7 South Korea

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        1. Figure 8-7 | South Korea: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | South Korea: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | South Korea: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

      8. 8.8 Indonesia

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        1. Figure 8-8 | Indonesia: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Indonesia: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | Indonesia: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

      9. 8.9 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. 8.9.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Industrial Silica Sand Market Position

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          1. Figure 8-9 | Other Asia/Pacific: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. 8.9.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Industrial Silica Sand Production & Trade

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          1. Table | Other Asia/Pacific: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. 8.9.3 Other Asia/Pacific: Industrial Silica Sand Market Outlook

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          1. Table | Other Asia/Pacific: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

        4. 8.9.4 Other Asia/Pacific: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Country

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          1. Table | Other Asia/Pacific: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Country, 2007 – 2022

    9. 9 AFRICA/MIDEAST

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      1. 9.1 Africa/Mideast: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 9-1 | Africa/Mideast: Industrial Silica Sand Market

      2. 9.2 Africa/Mideast: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand

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        1. 9.2.1 Africa/Mideast: Market Size

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          1. Figure 9-2 | Africa/Mideast: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. 9.2.2 Africa/Mideast: Production & Trade

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          1. Table | Africa/Mideast: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

      3. 9.3 Africa/Mideast: Industrial Silica Sand Market Outlook

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        1. Table | Africa/Mideast: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 9-3 | Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Demand Share by Country & Market, 2017

      4. 9.4 Turkey

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        1. Figure 9-4 | Turkey: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Turkey: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | Turkey: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

      5. 9.5 Other Africa/Mideast

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        1. Figure 9-5 | Other Africa/Mideast: Industrial Silica Sand Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Other Africa/Mideast: Industrial Silica Sand Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. Table | Other Africa/Mideast: Industrial Silica Sand Demand by Market, 2007 – 2022

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 10.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | Global Industrial Silica Sand Sales by Company, 2017

      2. 10.2 Market Share

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        1. Figure 10-1 |Global Industrial Silica Sand Market Share by Company, 2017

        2. Figure 10-2 |Global Industrial Silica Sand Market: First Leading Supplier

        3. Figure 10-3 |Global Industrial Silica Sand Market: Second Leading Supplier

        4. Figure 10-4 |Global Industrial Silica Sand Market: Third Leading Supplier

        5. Figure 10-5 |Global Industrial Silica Sand Market: Fourth Leading Supplier

      3. 10.3 Production

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        1. 10.3.1 Mining

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        2. 10.3.2 Processing

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      4. 10.4 Marketing

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      5. 10.5 Distribution

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      6. 10.6 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      7. 10.7 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      8. 10.8 List of Industry Participants

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    11. 11 APPENDIX

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      1. 11.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Relevant NAICS & SIC Codes

        2. Table | Relevant NACE Codes

        3. Table | Relevant HS Codes

      2. 11.2 Definitions

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      3. 11.3 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 11.4 Freedonia Methodology

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      5. 11.5 Study-Specific Methodology

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      6. 11.6 Sources

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      7. 11.7 Associations & Agencies

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      8. 11.8 Related Freedonia Group Studies

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      9. 11.9 Exchange Rates

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      10. 11.10 Country Lists by Region

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        1. Table | Countries in North America

        2. Table | Countries in Central & South America

        3. Table | Countries in Western Europe

        4. Table | Countries in Eastern Europe

        5. Table | Countries in the Asia/Pacific Region

        6. Table | Countries in the Africa/Mideast Region

      11. 11.11 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 11.11.1 Global Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Gross Domestic Product by Region & Country, 2007 – 2022

        2. 11.11.2 Global Population

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          1. Table | Global Population by Region & Country, 2007 – 2022

        3. 11.11.3 Global Manufacturing Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Manufacturing Value Added by Region & Country, 2007 – 2022

        4. 11.11.4 Global Flat Glass Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Flat Glass Production by Region & Country, 2007 – 2022

        5. 11.11.5 Global Crude Steel Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Crude Steel Production by Region & Country, 2007 – 2022

        6. 11.11.6 Global Construction Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Construction Expenditures by Region & Country, 2007 – 2022

        7. 11.11.7 Global Chemicals Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Chemicals Manufacturing Value Added by Region & Country, 2007 – 2022

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