Global Refractories by Region, Market, Form and Material, 4th Edition

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Refractory Demand to Accelerate as Steel, Cement, Glass Industries Prosper

Global Refractory Market

Refractory demand is closely tied to global patterns of heavy industry, in particular steel, nonferrous metals, cement, glass, and petrochemicals. Overall market increases will be fueled by:

  • an acceleration of iron and steel production in developing economies
  • strong industrial expansion and construction activity in economically developing areas
  • improved prospects for growth of heavy industry in developed economies

Value growth will also be supported by increasing use of monolithics and specialty precast shapes in developing markets to improve performance and reduce long term costs. Faster growth will be prevented by market maturity in economically developed areas. In addition, the adoption of higher value, more durable refractories will gradually lengthen product lifespans and limit volume gains.

Key Findings in the Global Refractories Study:

Iron and Steel Market Remains Dominant

The iron and steel market will have improved growth opportunities compared to the 2011-2016 period. It will remain the largest outlet for refractories and the greatest driver of growth. However, it will expand less quickly than other key markets, as global demand for steel is expanding more slowly than other materials that require refractories in their manufacture. As a result, iron and steel’s share of total refractory demand will continue to decrease.

Refractories for Aluminum, Copper, and Other Nonferrous Metals Will Excel

Nonferrous metals will expand more quickly than other major refractory markets due to strong growth in nonferrous metal production in economically developing areas. Gains will be concentrated in China, as concerns about energy consumption associated with smelters, as well as the country’s low cost production environment, will continue to drive nonferrous metal production – and associated refractory demand – to China.

A rapidly growing aluminum industry will be the strongest driver of the nonferrous metal market, presenting market opportunities for ultra high alumina and other high value refractory products that resist the harsh conditions associated with aluminum production.

China and India Lead the Pack and Expand their Appetite for Monolithics

In 2016, China accounted for over half of global refractory demand. Going forward, China and India will account for most refractory market growth. High levels of construction activity and healthy growth of heavy industries in these countries will power gains. Although market growth in China will moderate, the country’s large size will ensure continued dominance.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical demand data (2006, 2011, and 2016) and forecasts for 2021 by market (iron and steel, nonferrous metals, nonmetallic minerals), form (bricks and shapes, monolithics and others), and material (clay, nonclay). Data are presented by region (North America, Central & South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia/Pacific, and Africa/Mideast) and country (United States, Mexico, Canada; France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom; Poland, Russia, Ukraine; Australia, China, India, South Korea, Taiwan). Data are provided in volume (metric tons) with selected figures in value (US dollars). The study also evaluates company market share and provides analysis on industry competitors including Krosaki Harima, RHI Magnesita, Saint­Gobain, Shinagawa Refractories, and Vesuvius.

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  1. Global Refractories by Region, Market, Form and Material, 4th Edition

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in the Global Refractory Market

    2. 2 GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Global Refractory Market Trends

      2. 2.2 Impact of Manufacturing Technologies

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      3. 2.3 Global Crude Steel Outlook

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        1. Table | Global Crude Steel Production by Region & Country, 2006 - 2021

      4. 2.4 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | Global Refractory Average Prices by Region, 2006 - 2021

      5. 2.5 Refractory Demand by Region

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        1. 2.5.1 Refractory Demand by Volume

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          1. Table | Global Refractory Volume Demand by Region, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 2-2 | Global Refractory Demand by Region, 2006 - 2021

        2. 2.5.2 Refractory Demand by Value

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          1. Table | Global Refractory Value Demand by Region, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 2-3 | Global Refractory Value & Volume Demand by Region, 2016

      6. 2.6 Refractory Production by Region

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        1. Table | Global Refractory Shipments by Region, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 2-4 | Global Refractory Shipments by Region, 2006 - 2021

      7. 2.7 International Trade by Region

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        1. Table | Global Refractory Net Exports by Region, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 2-5 | Refractory Net Exports for Selected Countries, 2016

    3. 3 MARKETS, FORMS, & MATERIALS

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Key Findings in Refractory Markets, Forms, & Materials

      2. 3.2 Demand by Market

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        1. 3.2.1 Markets Overview

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          1. Table | Global Refractory Demand by Market, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 3-2 | Refractory Demand by Region & Market, 2016

        2. 3.2.2 Iron & Steel

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          1. Table | Global Refractory Demand for Iron & Steel Market, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 3-3 | Global Refractory Demand for Iron & Steel Market & Steel Production, 2006 - 2021

        3. 3.2.3 Nonmetallic Minerals

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          1. Table | Global Refractory Demand for Nonmetallic Minerals Market, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 3-4 | Global Refractory Demand for Nonmetallic Minerals Market & Cement Production, 2006 - 2021

        4. 3.2.4 Nonferrous Metals

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          1. Table | Global Refractory Demand for Nonferrous Metals Market, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 3-5 | Global Refractory Demand for Nonferrous Market & Production of Aluminum & Copper, 2006 - 2021

        5. 3.2.5 Other Markets

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          1. Table | Global Refractory Demand for Other Markets, 2006 - 2021

      3. 3.3 Demand by Form

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        1. Table | Global Refractory Demand by Form, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 3-6 | Global Refractory Demand by Form, 2006 - 2021

      4. 3.4 Demand by Material

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        1. Table | Global Refractory Demand by Material, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 3-7 | Global Refractory Demand by Material, 2006 - 2021

    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: Key Findings in the Refractory Market

      2. 4.2 North America: Refractory Market Position

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        1. Figure 4-2 | North America: Refractory Market Overview

      3. 4.3 North America: Refractory Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | North America: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

      4. 4.4 North America: Historical Market Trends

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        1. Figure 4-3 | North America: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

      5. 4.5 North America: Demand Forecast by Market, Form, & Material

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        1. Table | North America: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      6. 4.6 North America: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

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      7. 4.7 United States

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        1. Figure 4-4 | United States: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | United States: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 4-5 | United States: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | United States: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      8. 4.8 Mexico

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        1. Figure 4-6 | Mexico: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | Mexico: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 4-7 | Mexico: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | Mexico: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      9. 4.9 Canada

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        1. Figure 4-8 | Canada: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | Canada: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 4-9 | Canada: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | Canada: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

    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: Key Findings in the Refractory Market

      2. 5.2 Central & South America: Refractory Market Overview

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        1. Figure 5-2 | Central & South America: Refractory Market Overview

      3. 5.3 Central & South America: Refractory Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Central & South America: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

      4. 5.4 Central & South America: Historical Market Trends

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        1. Figure 5-3 | Central & South America: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

      5. 5.5 Central & South America: Demand Forecast by Market, Form, & Material

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        1. Table | Central & South America: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      6. 5.6 Central & South America: Demand Forecast by Country

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        1. Table | Central & South America: Refractory Demand by Country, 2006 - 2021

      7. 5.7 Central & South America: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

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    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: Key Findings in the Refractory Market

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Refractory Market Overview

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        1. Figure 6-2 | Western Europe: Refractory Market Overview

      3. 6.3 Western Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Western Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

      4. 6.4 Western Europe: Historical Market Trends

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        1. Figure 6-3 | Western Europe: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

      5. 6.5 Western Europe: Demand Forecast by Market, Form, & Material

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        1. Table | Western Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      6. 6.6 Western Europe: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

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      7. 6.7 Germany

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        1. Figure 6-4 | Germany: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | Germany: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 6-5 | Germany: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | Germany: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      8. 6.8 Italy

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        1. Figure 6-6 | Italy: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | Italy: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 6-7 | Italy: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | Italy: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      9. 6.9 France

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        1. Figure 6-8 | France: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | France: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 6-9 | France: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | France: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      10. 6.10 Spain

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        1. Figure 6-10 | Spain: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | Spain: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 6-11 | Spain: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | Spain: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      11. 6.11 United Kingdom

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        1. Figure 6-12 | United Kingdom: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | United Kingdom: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 6-13 | United Kingdom: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | United Kingdom: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      12. 6.12 Other Western Europe

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        1. Figure 6-14 | Other Western Europe: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | Other Western Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 6-15 | Other Western Europe: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | Other Western Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

    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: Key Findings in the Refractory Market

      2. 7.2 Eastern Europe: Refractory Market Overview

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        1. Figure 7-2 | Eastern Europe: Refractory Market Overview

      3. 7.3 Eastern Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Eastern Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

      4. 7.4 Eastern Europe: Historical Market Trends

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        1. Figure 7-3 | Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

      5. 7.5 Eastern Europe: Demand Forecast by Market, Form, & Material

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        1. Table | Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      6. 7.6 Eastern Europe: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

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      7. 7.7 Russia

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        1. Figure 7-4 | Russia: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | Russia: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 7-5 | Russia: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | Russia: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      8. 7.8 Ukraine

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        1. Figure 7-6 | Ukraine: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | Ukraine: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 7-7 | Ukraine: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | Ukraine: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      9. 7.9 Poland

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        1. Figure 7-8 | Poland: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | Poland: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 7-9 | Poland: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | Poland: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      10. 7.10 Other Eastern Europe

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        1. Figure 7-10 | Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 7-11 | Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

    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: Key Findings in the Refractory Market

      2. 8.2 Asia/Pacific: Refractory Market Overview

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        1. Figure 8-2 | Asia/Pacific: Refractory Market Overview

      3. 8.3 Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

      4. 8.4 Asia/Pacific: Historical Market Trends

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        1. Figure 8-3 | Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

      5. 8.5 Asia/Pacific: Demand Forecast by Market, Form, & Material

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        1. Table | Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      6. 8.6 Asia/Pacific: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

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      7. 8.7 China

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        1. Figure 8-4 | China: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | China: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 8-5 | China: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | China: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      8. 8.8 India

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        1. Figure 8-6 | India: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | India: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 8-7 | India: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | India: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      9. 8.9 Japan

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        1. Figure 8-8 | Japan: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | Japan: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 8-9 | Japan: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | Japan: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      10. 8.10 South Korea

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        1. Figure 8-10 | South Korea: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | South Korea: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 8-11 | South Korea: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | South Korea: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      11. 8.11 Taiwan

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        1. Figure 8-12 | Taiwan: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | Taiwan: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 8-13 | Taiwan: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | Taiwan: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      12. 8.12 Australia

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        1. Figure 8-14 | Australia: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | Australia: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 8-15 | Australia: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | Australia: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      13. 8.13 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. Figure 8-16 | Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Market Overview

        2. Table | Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. Figure 8-17 | Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

        4. Table | Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

    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: Key Findings in the Refractory Market

      2. 9.2 Africa/Mideast: Refractory Market Overview

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        1. Figure 9-2 | Africa/Mideast: Refractory Market Overview

      3. 9.3 Africa/Mideast: Refractory Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Africa/Mideast: Refractory Supply & Demand, 2006 - 2021

      4. 9.4 Africa/Mideast: Historical Market Trends

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        1. Figure 9-3 | Africa/Mideast: Refractory Demand & Steel Production, 2006 - 2016

      5. 9.5 Africa/Mideast: Demand Forecast by Market, Form, & Material

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        1. Table | Africa/Mideast: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market, 2006 - 2021

      6. 9.6 Africa/Mideast: Demand Forecast by Country

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        1. Table | Africa/Mideast: Refractory Demand by Country, 2006 - 2021

      7. 9.7 Africa/Mideast: Leading Refractory Manufacturers

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    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 10.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | Global Refractory Sales by Company, 2016

      2. 10.2 Refractory Producers Market Share

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        1. Figure 10-1 | Global Refractory Market Share, 2016

        2. Figure 10-2 | Global Refractories: Leading Supplier

        3. Figure 10-3 | Global Refractories: Second Leading Supplier

        4. Figure 10-4 | Global Refractories: Third Leading Supplier

        5. Figure 10-5 | Global Refractories: Fourth Leading Supplier

        6. Figure 10-6 | Global Refractories: Fifth Leading Supplier

        7. Figure 10-7 | Global Refractories: Sixth Leading Supplier

      3. 10.3 Leading Raw Materials Suppliers

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        1. Table | Select Raw Materials Suppliers to the Global Refractories Industry

      4. 10.4 Product Development & Manufacturing

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      5. 10.5 Marketing & Distribution

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      6. 10.6 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      7. 10.7 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      8. 10.8 List of Industry Participants by Geographic Region

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      9. 10.9 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 HS Codes

      2. 11.2 Methodology

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      3. 11.3 Sources

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      4. 11.4 Associations & Agencies

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      5. 11.5 Related Freedonia Group Studies

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      6. 11.6 Properties of Refractories

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        1. Figure 11-1 | Melting Points of Industrial Minerals & Refractories

      7. 11.7 Definitions

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      8. 11.8 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

      9. 11.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 11.9.1 Global Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Gross Domestic Product by Region & Country, 2006 - 2021

        2. 11.9.2 Global Manufacturing Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Manufacturing Value Added by Region & Country, 2006 - 2021

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