Waxes

Demand for waxes in the US is forecast to reach $2.5 billion in 2013. Value gains will be based on a shift to more expensive types. Volume growth will be driven by more use of waxes in building boards, coatings, adhesives, plastics and rubber. Petroleum waxes will stay the largest market but will lose share to faster growing synthetic and natural types.

This study analyzes the 2.3 billion pound US waxes industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by wax type (e.g., paraffin, microcrystalline, polymer, Fischer-Tropsch, vegetable, animal and insect) and market (e.g., industrial, consumer and commercial).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 41 industry players, including Exxon Mobil, Honeywell and The International Group.

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  1. Waxes

    $4,600.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $116.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $165.00

      1. Table | WAX DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,092.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $269.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2000 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Consumer Income & Spending

        $111.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      4. 3.4 Manufacturing Outlook

        $169.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      5. 3.5 Petroleum Industry Overview

        $128.00

        1. Table | CRUDE OIL & REFINED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS SUPPLY & DEMAND (million barrels)

      6. 3.6 Historical Market Trends

        $132.00

        1. Table | WAX DEMAND, 1998 - 2008

      7. 3.7 Pricing Trends

        $101.00

        1. Table | WAX PRICES (dollars per pound)

      8. 3.8 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $134.00

    4. 4 PRODUCT OVERVIEW

      $475.00

      1. 4.1 Demand by Type

        $142.00

        1. Table | WAX DEMAND BY TYPE

      2. 4.2 Foreign Trade

        $256.00

        1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN WAXES (million pounds)

        2. 4.2.1 Imports

          $86.00

          1. Table | WAX IMPORTS BY TYPE & SOURCE, 2003-2008 (million dollars)

        3. 4.2.2 Exports

          $92.00

          1. Table | WAX EXPORTS BY TYPE & DESTINATION, 2003-2008 (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Production

        $82.00

        1. Table | WAX PRODUCTION BY TYPE (million dollars)

    5. 5 PETROLEUM & MINERAL WAXES

      $1,354.00

      1. 5.1 Types

        $1,008.00

        1. Table | PETROLEUM & MINERAL WAX DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 5.1.1 Paraffin Waxes

          $413.00

          1. Table | PARAFFIN WAX DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | REFINED PARAFFIN WAX DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER PARAFFIN WAX DEMAND

        3. 5.1.2 Microcrystalline Waxes

          $358.00

          1. Table | MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | PETROLATUM DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 5.1.3 Other Mineral Waxes

          $120.00

          1. Table | OTHER MINERAL WAX DEMAND

      2. 5.2 Foreign Trade

        $157.00

        1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN PETROLEUM & MINERAL WAXES (million pounds)

        2. 5.2.1 Imports

          $82.00

          1. Table | PETROLEUM & MINERAL WAX IMPORTS BY SOURCE 2003 - 2008 (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.2 Exports

          $82.00

          1. Table | PETRLEUM & MINERAL WAX EXPORTS BY DESTINATION 2003 - 2008 (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Producers & Capacity

        $82.00

        1. Table | US PETROLEUM WAX PRODUCTION CAPACITY, 2008 (million pounds)

      4. 5.4 Market Share

        $118.00

    6. 6 SYNTHETIC WAXES

      $1,031.00

      1. 6.1 Types

        $764.00

        1. Table | SYNTHETIC WAX DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.1.1 Polymer Waxes

          $393.00

          1. Table | POLYMER WAX DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | POLYETHYLENE WAX DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER POLYMER WAX DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 6.1.2 Fischer-Tropsch Waxes

          $145.00

          1. Table | FISCHER-TROPSCH WAX DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 6.1.3 Other Synthetic Waxes

          $154.00

          1. Table | OTHER SYNTHETIC WAX DEMAND

      2. 6.2 Foreign Trade

        $149.00

        1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN SYNTHETIC WAXES (million pounds)

        2. 6.2.1 Imports

          $82.00

          1. Table | SYNTHETIC WAX IMPORTS BY SOURCE 2003 - 2008 (million dollars)

        3. 6.2.2 Exports

          $82.00

          1. Table | SYNTHETIC WAX EXPORTS BY DESTINATION 2003 - 2008(million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Market Share

        $117.00

    7. 7 NATURAL WAXES

      $1,377.00

      1. 7.1 Types

        $1,163.00

        1. Table | NATURAL WAX DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 7.1.1 Vegetable Waxes

          $664.00

          1. Table | VEGETABLE WAX DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | SOY WAX DEMAND

          3. Table | CARNAUBA WAX DEMAND (million dollars)

          4. Table | OTHER VEGETABLE WAX DEMAND

        3. 7.1.2 Animal & Insect Waxes

          $397.00

          1. Table | ANIMAL & INSECT WAX DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | LANOLIN DEMAND

          3. Table | BEESWAX DEMAND

          4. Table | OTHER ANIMAL & INSECT WAX DEMAND

      2. 7.2 Foreign Trade

        $161.00

        1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN NATURAL WAXES (million pounds)

        2. 7.2.1 Imports

          $82.00

          1. Table | NATURAL WAX IMPORTS BY SOURCE 2003 - 2008 (million dollars)

        3. 7.2.2 Exports

          $82.00

          1. Table | NATURAL WAX EXPORTS BY DESTINATION 2003 - 2008 (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Market Share

        $82.00

    8. 8 MARKETS

      $2,655.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | WAX DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 8.2 Industrial

        $1,449.00

        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL WAX MARKET (million dollars)

        2. 8.2.1 Plastics & Rubber

          $218.00

          1. Table | PLASTICS & RUBBER PRODUCTION (billion pounds)

          2. Table | PLASTICS & RUBBER MARKET FOR WAXES (million dollars)

        3. 8.2.2 Paper & Paperboard

          $398.00

          1. Table | PAPER & PAPERBOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND (million tons)

          2. Table | PAPER & PAPERBOARD MARKET FOR WAXES (million dollars)

        4. 8.2.3 Adhesives

          $174.00

          1. Table | ADHESIVE & SEALANT SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | ADHESIVE MARKET FOR WAXES (million dollars)

        5. 8.2.4 Building Boards

          $135.00

          1. Table | RECONSTITUTED WOOD PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | BUILDING BOARD MARKET FOR WAXES (million dollars)

        6. 8.2.5 Coatings & Inks

          $241.00

          1. Table | COATINGS & INKS PRODUCTION

          2. Table | COATINGS & INKS MARKET FOR WAXES (million dollars)

        7. 8.2.6 Other Industrial Markets

          $209.00

          1. Table | OTHER INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR WAXES (million dollars)

      3. 8.3 Consumer & Commercial

        $1,144.00

        1. Table | CONSUMER & COMMERCIAL MARKETS FOR WAXES (million dollars)

        2. 8.3.1 Candles & Decorative

          $214.00

          1. Table | CANDLE SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | CANDLES & DECORATIVE PRODUCTS MARKET FOR WAXES (million dollars)

        3. 8.3.2 Cosmetics & Toiletries

          $347.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY MARKET FOR WAXES (million dollars)

        4. 8.3.3 Household & Automotive Polishes

          $192.00

          1. Table | POLISH SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | HOUSEHOLD POLISH MARKET FOR WAXES (million dollars)

        5. 8.3.4 Commercial

          $110.00

          1. Table | COMMERCIAL MARKETS FOR WAXES (million dollars)

        6. 8.3.5 Firelogs

          $106.00

          1. Table | FIRELOG SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | FIRELOG MARKET FOR WAXES (million dollars)

        7. 8.3.6 Other Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR WAXES (million dollars)

    9. 9 INDUSTRYSTRUCTURE

      $4,629.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $85.00

        1. Table | WAX SALES BY COMPANY, 2008 (million dollars)

      2. 9.2 Market Share

        $171.00

      3. 9.3 Industry Restructuring

        $144.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 9.4 Competitive Strategies

        $105.00

      5. 9.5 Manufacturing

        $128.00

      6. 9.6 Marketing & Distribution

        $110.00

      7. 9.7 Company Profiles

        $3,815.00

      8. 9.8 Additional Company List

        $82.00

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