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Silicones

Through 2025, demand for silicone fluids is expected to grow 6.4% per year to $8.7 billion, with volume demand reaching 1.2 million metric tons. Demand will be boosted by:

  • growing use of products containing silicone in developing economies, supported by rising personal incomes
  • healthy growth in chemical manufacturing (particularly as high prices for gas prompt drilling) and construction markets

Though inflationary pressures are having some impact on the market, much growth in demand will be due to continued use of silicone fluids rather than to price spikes. Manufacturers of silicones are likely to avoid passing rising prices on to consumers as much as possible in order to keep silicones competitive with other inputs to finished goods.

Opportunities Exist for Silicone-Based Personal Care Products Despite Health Concerns

The personal care market will remain the largest market for silicone fluids in value terms, due primarily to increasing production of cosmetics and toiletries. Higher value personal care products made with silicones are already considered to be essential by many in developed countries and are continuing to be adopted by consumers in many developing areas, where they are increasingly available and affordable.

Although market growth will be restrained by the introduction of regulations limiting or outlawing the use of certain types of silicones in North America and Western Europe due to concerns about the safety of these products, opportunities exist. Manufacturers of silicone-based personal care products can meet increasing demand for “better-for-you” products by introducing hybrid formulations that include more natural ingredients and higher value silicones, many of which are allowable replacements for the D4 and D5 varieties under legal scrutiny.

Gains in Transportation Equipment Production Will Boost Growth for Lubricants & Greases

Demand for silicone fluid-containing lubricants and greases will grow at a healthy pace, offering the best opportunities for producers through 2025. Rising vehicle ownership rates in low- to mid-income countries will expand the number of vehicles that require regular maintenance, and more of these vehicles will use products containing silicone fluids as the parcs become more technologically advanced.

Additionally, silicone fluids have opportunities for increased sales of antifouling coatings as marine manufacturers respond to increasingly stringent regulations that require enhanced fuel efficiency and more environmentally friendly options. These concerns are of particular importance as supply chains are backed up and ports suffer from labor shortages that leave cargo vessels idling in harbors.

Silicone Fluids Market

Demand by Market

Worldwide demand for silicone fluids is expected to expand 6.4% per year to $8.7 billion in 2025. The personal care market will remain the largest for silicone fluids; it will account for 17% of global demand in 2025. Although demand will be aided by a rise in cosmetics and toiletries production, other factors will restrain further growth:

  • With restrictions on the use of D4, D5, and D6 in wash-off cosmetic and toiletry products in the EU as well as other proposed limitations on these chemicals, growth for certain silicone fluids may be limited.
  • Some consumers choose to avoid shampoos, lotions, and other toiletries containing silicones because they can cause skin irritation.

The chemicals market will provide better opportunities for silicone fluids, with such products as mold release agents, water repellents, and urethane foam surfactants continuing to benefit the most due to their superior performance capabilities under wide ranges of conditions.

In the transportation market, such products as vehicle polishes and lubricants will continue to support demand increases, particularly in developing countries where market penetration is currently low. As a result, the transportation market is forecast to expand at the fastest pace, growing 9.7% per year through 2025.

Personal Care

Silicone fluid demand in the personal care market is expected to increase 4.7% annually to $1.4 billion in 2025, when volume demand will be 191,600 metric tons. Market growth will be fueled by factors like:

  • recovery or acceleration in cosmetic and toiletry production in every region
  • advances in personal care spending per capita in industrializing countries as incomes rise

The personal care products industry has reached maturity in most developed nations, where silicone-based products already see widespread use among a large portion of the population due to their high performance and cost effectiveness. In these areas, there are concerns regarding the safety of silicone-containing products that have led:

  • the EU to restrict the use of siloxanes D4, D5, and D6 in personal care products
  • consumers to increasingly prefer personal care products with all-natural ingredients

Producers of silicone-based personal care products are responding to these challenges by increasingly offering silicone hybrids that incorporate both silicones and natural ingredients. Additionally, the shift away from D4 and D5 can benefit silicone suppliers, as many of the possible replacements are higher value silicones.

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  1. Global Silicone Fluids

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    1. 1 Executive Summary

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      1. Figure 1-1 Silicone Fluids Global Market

    2. 2 About This Report

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      1. 2.1 Report Details

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      2. 2.2 Study Scope & Product Description

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        1. Figure 2-1 Silicone Fluids: Product Examples

      3. 2.3 Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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        1. Table | Annual Global Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2019 - 2022

        2. Table | Annual Global Silicone Fluids Demand by Region, 2019 - 2022

        3. Figure 2-2 Annual Global Silicone Fluids Demand, 2018 - 2023

    3. 3 Overview

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      1. 3.1 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | Global Silicone Fluids Demand, 2010 - 2021

        2. Figure 3-1 Global Silicone Fluids Demand, 2004 - 2021

      2. 3.2 Demand by Region

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        1. Table | Global Silicone Fluids Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 3-2 Global Silicone Fluids Value Demand by Region, 2015 - 2025

      3. 3.3 Leading Country Markets

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        1. Figure 3-3 Silicone Fluids: Leading Country Markets, 2020

      4. 3.4 Fastest Growing Country Markets

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        1. Figure 3-4 Silicone Fluids: Fastest Growing Country Markets, 2020 - 2025

      5. 3.5 Demand by Function

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        1. Table | Global Silicone Fluids Demand by Function, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 3-5 Global Silicone Fluids Demand by Function, 2015 - 2025

      6. 3.6 Pricing Trends

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        1. Figure 3-6 Global Silicone Fluids Pricing, 2010 - 2030

      7. 3.7 Sustainability Initiatives

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        1. Table | Regulatory Bodies: Key Responsibilities in the Silicones Industry

      8. 3.8 New Product Development

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      9. 3.9 Market Share & Leading Producers

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    4. 4 Markets

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      1. 4.1 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Global Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        2. Table | Global Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        3. Figure 4-1 Global Silicone Fluids Demand Share by Market, 2010 - 2030

      2. 4.2 Personal Care

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        1. Table | Global Personal Care Product Market for Silicone Fluids by Region, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 4-2 Global Personal Care Product Market for Silicone Fluids: Share by Region, 2010 - 2030

      3. 4.3 Chemicals

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        1. Table | Global Chemical Market for Silicone Fluids by Region, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 4-3 Global Chemical Market for Silicone Fluids: Share by Region, 2010 - 2030

      4. 4.4 Transportation

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        1. Table | Global Transportation Equipment Market for Silicone Fluids by Region, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 4-4 Global Transportation Equipment Market for Silicone Fluids: Share by Region, 2010 - 2030

      5. 4.5 Construction

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        1. Table | Global Construction Market for Silicone Fluids by Region, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 4-5 Global Construction Market for Silicone Fluids: Share by Region, 2010 - 2030

      6. 4.6 Other Markets

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        1. Table | Other Markets for Silicone Fluids by Market, 2010 - 2030

        2. Table | Other Markets for Silicone Fluids by Region, 2010 - 2030

        3. Figure 4-6 Other Markets for Silicone Fluids: Share by Region, 2010 - 2030

    5. 5 North America

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      1. 5.1 North America: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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        1. Figure 5-1 North America: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

        2. Figure 5-2 North America: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

      2. 5.2 North America: Demand by Market

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        1. Table | North America: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 5-3 North America: Silicone Fluids Demand Share by Market, 2010 - 2030

      3. 5.3 North America: Demand by Function

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        1. Table | North America: Silicone Fluids Demand by Function, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 5-4 North America: Silicone Fluids Demand Share by Function, 2010 - 2030

      4. 5.4 United States

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        1. 5.4.1 United States: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 5-5 United States: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 5-6 United States: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 5.4.2 United States: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | United States: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      5. 5.5 Canada

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        1. 5.5.1 Canada: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 5-7 Canada: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 5-8 Canada: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 5.5.2 Canada: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Canada: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      6. 5.6 Mexico

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        1. 5.6.1 Mexico: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 5-9 Mexico: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 5-10 Mexico: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 5.6.2 Mexico: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Mexico: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

    6. 6 Central & South America

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      1. 6.1 Central & South America: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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        1. Figure 6-1 Central & South America: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

        2. Figure 6-2 Central & South America: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

      2. 6.2 Central & South America: Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Central & South America: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 6-3 Central & South America: Silicone Fluids Demand Share by Market, 2010 - 2030

      3. 6.3 Central & South America: Demand by Function

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        1. Table | Central & South America: Silicone Fluids Demand by Function, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 6-4 Central & South America: Silicone Fluids Demand Share by Function, 2010 - 2030

      4. 6.4 Brazil

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        1. 6.4.1 Brazil: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 6-5 Brazil: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 6-6 Brazil: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 6.4.2 Brazil: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Brazil: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      5. 6.5 Other Central & South America

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        1. 6.5.1 Other Central & South America: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 6-7 Other Central & South America: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 6-8 Other Central & South America: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 6.5.2 Other Central & South America: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Other Central & South America: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

    7. 7 Western Europe

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      1. 7.1 Western Europe: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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        1. Figure 7-1 Western Europe: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

        2. Figure 7-2 Western Europe: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

      2. 7.2 Western Europe: Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Western Europe: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 7-3 Western Europe: Silicone Fluids Demand Share by Market, 2010 - 2030

      3. 7.3 Western Europe: Demand by Function

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        1. Table | Western Europe: Silicone Fluids Demand by Function, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 7-4 Western Europe: Silicone Fluids Demand Share by Function, 2010 - 2030

      4. 7.4 Germany

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        1. 7.4.1 Germany: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 7-5 Germany: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 7-6 Germany: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 7.4.2 Germany: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Germany: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      5. 7.5 France

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        1. 7.5.1 France: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 7-7 France: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 7-8 France: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 7.5.2 France: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | France: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      6. 7.6 Italy

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        1. 7.6.1 Italy: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 7-9 Italy: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 7-10 Italy: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 7.6.2 Italy: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Italy: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      7. 7.7 United Kingdom

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        1. 7.7.1 United Kingdom: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 7-11 United Kingdom: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 7-12 United Kingdom: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 7.7.2 United Kingdom: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | United Kingdom: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      8. 7.8 Spain

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        1. 7.8.1 Spain: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 7-13 Spain: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 7-14 Spain: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 7.8.2 Spain: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Spain: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      9. 7.9 Other Western Europe

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        1. 7.9.1 Other Western Europe: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 7-15 Other Western Europe: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 7-16 Other Western Europe: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 7.9.2 Other Western Europe: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Other Western Europe: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

    8. 8 Eastern Europe

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      1. 8.1 Eastern Europe: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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        1. Figure 8-1 Eastern Europe: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

        2. Figure 8-2 Eastern Europe: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe: Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Eastern Europe: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 8-3 Eastern Europe: Silicone Fluids Demand Share by Market, 2010 - 2030

      3. 8.3 Eastern Europe: Demand by Function

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        1. Table | Eastern Europe: Silicone Fluids Demand by Function, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 8-4 Eastern Europe: Silicone Fluids Demand Share by Function, 2010 - 2030

      4. 8.4 Russia

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        1. 8.4.1 Russia: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 8-5 Russia: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 8-6 Russia: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 8.4.2 Russia: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Russia: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      5. 8.5 Other Eastern Europe

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        1. 8.5.1 Other Eastern Europe: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 8-7 Other Eastern Europe: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 8-8 Other Eastern Europe: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 8.5.2 Other Eastern Europe: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Other Eastern Europe: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

    9. 9 Asia/Pacific

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      1. 9.1 Asia/Pacific: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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        1. Figure 9-1 Asia/Pacific: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

        2. Figure 9-2 Asia/Pacific: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

      2. 9.2 Asia/Pacific: Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Asia/Pacific: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 9-3 Asia/Pacific: Silicone Fluids Demand Share by Market, 2010 - 2030

      3. 9.3 Asia/Pacific: Demand by Function

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        1. Table | Asia/Pacific: Silicone Fluids Demand by Function, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 9-4 Asia/Pacific: Silicone Fluids Demand Share by Function, 2010 - 2030

      4. 9.4 China

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        1. 9.4.1 China: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 9-5 China: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 9-6 China: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 9.4.2 China: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | China: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      5. 9.5 Japan

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        1. 9.5.1 Japan: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 9-7 Japan: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 9-8 Japan: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 9.5.2 Japan: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Japan: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      6. 9.6 South Korea

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        1. 9.6.1 South Korea: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 9-9 South Korea: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 9-10 South Korea: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 9.6.2 South Korea: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | South Korea: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      7. 9.7 India

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        1. 9.7.1 India: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 9-11 India: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 9-12 India: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 9.7.2 India: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | India: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      8. 9.8 Taiwan

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        1. 9.8.1 Taiwan: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 9-13 Taiwan: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 9-14 Taiwan: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 9.8.2 Taiwan: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Taiwan: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      9. 9.9 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. 9.9.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 9-15 Other Asia/Pacific: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 9-16 Other Asia/Pacific: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

        2. 9.9.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Other Asia/Pacific: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

    10. 10 Africa/Mideast

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      1. 10.1 Africa/Mideast: Silicone Fluid Market Size & Historical Trends

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        1. Figure 10-1 Africa/Mideast: Silicone Fluids Market Key Indicators, 2020

        2. Figure 10-2 Africa/Mideast: Silicone Fluids Demand, 2005 - 2020

      2. 10.2 Africa/Mideast: Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Africa/Mideast: Silicone Fluids Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 10-3 Africa/Mideast: Silicone Fluids Demand Share by Market, 2010 - 2030

      3. 10.3 Africa/Mideast: Demand by Function

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        1. Table | Africa/Mideast: Silicone Fluids Demand by Function, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 10-4 Africa/Mideast: Silicone Fluids Demand Share by Function, 2010 - 2030

    11. 11 Appendix

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      1. 11.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Relevant HS Codes

        2. Table | Relevant NACE Codes

        3. Table | Relevant NAICS & SIC Codes

      2. 11.2 Definitions

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      3. 11.3 Freedonia Methodology

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      4. 11.4 Study-Specific Methodology

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      5. 11.5 Sources

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      6. 11.6 Associations & Agencies

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      7. 11.7 Related Studies & Reports

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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, 2010 - 2030

        2. 11.9.2 Global Population

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          1. Table | Global Population by Region & Country, 2010 - 2030

        3. 11.9.3 Global Manufacturing Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Manufacturing Value Added by Region & Country, 2010 - 2030

        4. 11.9.4 Global Construction Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Construction Expenditures by Region & Country, 2010 - 2030

        5. 11.9.5 Global Motor Vehicle Production Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Motor Vehicle Production by Region & Country, 2010 - 2030

        6. 11.9.6 Global Healthcare Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Healthcare Expenditures by Region & Country, 2010 - 2030

        7. 11.9.7 Global Electrical Equipment Manufacturing Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Electrical Equipment Manufacturing Value Added by Region & Country, 2010 - 2030

        8. 11.9.8 Global Electronic Equipment Manufacturing Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Electronic Equipment Manufacturing Value Added by Region & Country, 2010 - 2030

        9. 11.9.9 Global Chemical Manufacturing Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Chemical Manufacturing Value Added by Region & Country, 2010 - 2030

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