World Abrasives

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China passed the US to become the largest national market, and will account for over half of global demand due to increasing per capita incomes and greater fixed investment activity.

Demand to approach $45 billion globally in 2015

Global demand for abrasives is projected to grow 6.3 percent annually to $44.8 billion in 2015. Advances will be driven by ongoing industrialization activity in developing areas, increasing per capita incomes and consumer spending, rising durables manufacturing output and greater fixed investment activity, especially in the Asia/Pacific region. Such increases in construction and manufacturing activity and per capita incomes will also boost demand for abrasivescontaining cleaning and maintenance products in the developing world.

China to account for over half of demand in 2015

Although sales gains in North America and Western Europe will not be as strong as those in developing regions, growth will be much improved over the 2005-2010 period as durable goods manufacturing in these areas rebounds. In Western Europe, abrasives demand is expected to increase 2.4 percent per year through 2015, while North America is projected to fare even better, with sales gains averaging 5.0 percent per year. North American motor vehicle output (a major end market for abrasives) will rebound from a substantial decline during the 2000-2010 period to post strong gains going forward. However, competition from lower-cost foreign producers will put pressure on domestic manufacturers, limiting production gains and associated demand for abrasives.

Abrasives sales in Central and South America, the Africa/Mideast region and Eastern Europe are projected to outpace demand in developed areas but will lag gains in the Asia/Pacific region. The fastest gains will be seen in nations such as China and India. China passed the US to become the largest national market for abrasives between 2000 and 2005, and is expected to account for over half of global demand in 2015.

Loose grains and powders demand to spur dollar growth of nonmetallics

The largest product segment in dollar terms, nonmetallic abrasives, includes bonded abrasives, coated abrasives, and loose grains and powders. Nonmetallic abrasives are expected to register slower sales gains than metallic types. Demand for loose grains and powders is forecast to expand the fastest of any nonmetallic abrasive type through 2015, supported by rising levels of integrated circuit manufacturing. Coated and bonded abrasive sales are expected to rise at similar rates. Coated abrasives are used in a variety of applications, and the market will expand in step with durables manufacturing and construction activity globally. Bonded abrasives are generally used in metalworking applications. Superabrasives, which are most often used in a bonded form, are gaining favor with producers due to their long life and high performance characteristics.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $33 billion world abrasives industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, with forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by product (e.g., coated nonmetallic, bonded nonmetallic, metallic), market (e.g., durable goods manufacturing, cleaning and maintenance), raw material (manufactured minerals, natural minerals, metallic minerals), world region and for 23 countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 industry players, including Saint-Gobain, 3M and Imerys.

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  1. World Abrasives

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $271.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $145.00

      1. Table | WORLD ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,315.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

        $345.00

        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $105.00

        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

          $207.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Manufacturing Outlook

        $88.00

        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

      4. 3.4 World Gross Fixed Investment Trends

        $117.00

        1. Table | WORLD GROSS FIXED INVESTMENT BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Motor Vehicle & Motorcycle Production

        $183.00

        1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE & MOTORCYCLE PRODUCTION BY VEHICLE TYPE & REGION (thousand units)

      6. 3.6 Pricing Patterns

        $109.00

        1. Table | WORLD ABRASIVES PRICE DEFLATORS (2009=100)

      7. 3.7 Abrasive Properties

        $157.00

      8. 3.8 Technological Trends

        $156.00

      9. 3.9 Regulatory Environment

        $89.00

    4. 4 WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND

      $2,349.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Regional Overview

        $263.00

        1. 4.2.1 Demand

          $151.00

          1. Table | WORLD ABRASIVES DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        2. 4.2.2 Production

          $84.00

          1. Table | WORLD ABRASIVES SHIPMENTS BY REGION (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 International Trade

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD ABRASIVES NET EXPORTS BY REGION (million dollars)

      4. 4.4 Demand by Product

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        1. Table | WORLD ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        2. 4.4.1 Nonmetallic

          $723.00

          1. Table | WORLD NONMETALLIC ABRASIVES DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

          2. Table | WORLD COATED ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & REGION (million dollars)

          3. Table | WORLD BONDED ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & REGION (million dollars)

          4. Table | WORLD LOOSE ABRASIVE GRAINS & POWDERS DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        3. 4.4.2 Metallic

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          1. Table | WORLD METALLIC ABRASIVES DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

      5. 4.5 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | WORLD ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        2. 4.5.1 Durable Goods Manufacturing

          $593.00

          1. Table | WORLD DURABLE GOODS MANUFACTURING ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET & REGION (million dollars)

          2. Table | WORLD MACHINERY MANUFACTURING ABRASIVES DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

          3. Table | WORLD TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURINGABRASIVES DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

          4. Table | WORLD ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING ABRASIVES DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

          5. Table | WORLD FABRICATED METALS MANUFACTURING ABRASIVES DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

          6. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR ABRASIVES USED IN OTHER DURABLE GOODS MANUFACTURING MARKETS BY REGION (million dollars)

        3. 4.5.2 Cleaning & Maintenance

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD CLEANING & MAINTENANCE ABRASIVES DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        4. 4.5.3 Other

          $114.00

          1. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR ABRASIVES USED IN OTHER MARKETS BY REGION (million dollars)

      6. 4.6 Abrasive Raw Material Demand

        $242.00

        1. Table | WORLD ABRASIVE RAW MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION (million dollars)

        2. 4.6.1 Manufactured Minerals

          $82.00

        3. 4.6.2 Natural Minerals

          $82.00

        4. 4.6.3 Metallic Materials

          $82.00

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

      $942.00

      1. 5.1 North America: General

        $241.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.1.1 North America: Abrasives Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. 5.1.2 North America: Abrasives Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 United States

        $290.00

        1. Table | UNITED STATES: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | UNITED STATES: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. Table | UNITED STATES: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Canada

        $191.00

        1. Table | CANADA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million US dollars)

        2. Table | CANADA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million US dollars)

        3. Table | CANADA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million US dollars)

      4. 5.4 Mexico

        $220.00

        1. Table | MEXICO: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | MEXICO: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. Table | MEXICO: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,677.00

      1. 6.1 Western Europe: General

        $225.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.1.1 Western Europe: Abrasives Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. 6.1.2 Western Europe: Abrasives Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Germany

        $229.00

        1. Table | GERMANY: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | GERMANY: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. Table | GERMANY: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Italy

        $206.00

        1. Table | ITALY: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | ITALY: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. Table | ITALY: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 France

        $206.00

        1. Table | FRANCE: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | FRANCE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. Table | FRANCE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      5. 6.5 United Kingdom

        $178.00

        1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      6. 6.6 Spain

        $198.00

        1. Table | SPAIN: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | SPAIN: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. Table | SPAIN: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      7. 6.7 Other Western Europe

        $435.00

        1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        4. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: General

        $262.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 7.1.1 Asia/Pacific: Abrasives Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. 7.1.2 Asia/Pacific: Abrasives Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 China

        $314.00

        1. Table | CHINA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | CHINA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. Table | CHINA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Japan

        $220.00

        1. Table | JAPAN: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | JAPAN: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. Table | JAPAN: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      4. 7.4 South Korea

        $203.00

        1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | SOUTH KOREA: BRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. Table | SOUTH KOREA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      5. 7.5 India

        $196.00

        1. Table | INDIA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | INDIA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. Table | INDIA:ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      6. 7.6 Thailand

        $201.00

        1. Table | THAILAND: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | THAILAND: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. Table | THAILAND: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      7. 7.7 Taiwan

        $192.00

        1. Table | TAIWAN: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million US dollars)

        2. Table | TAIWAN: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million US dollars)

        3. Table | TAIWAN: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million US dollars)

      8. 7.8 Indonesia

        $178.00

        1. Table | INDONESIA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | INDONESIA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. Table | INDONESIA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      9. 7.9 Other Asia/Pacific

        $218.00

        1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC:ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $2,015.00

      1. 8.1 Central & South America

        $590.00

        1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 8.1.1 Central & South America: Abrasives Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Abrasives Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        4. 8.1.3 Brazil

          $187.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | BRAZIL: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

          3. Table | BRAZIL: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        5. 8.1.4 Other Central & South America

          $209.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

        $783.00

        1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: Abrasives Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Abrasives Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        4. 8.2.3 Russia

          $216.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | RUSSIA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

          3. Table | RUSSIA: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        5. 8.2.4 Other Eastern Europe

          $355.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

          4. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $642.00

        1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Abrasives Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Abrasives Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        4. 8.3.3 Turkey

          $177.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | TURKEY: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

          3. Table | TURKEY: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        5. 8.3.4 Other Africa/Mideast

          $236.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $6,138.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 9.2 Industry Composition

        $130.00

        1. Table | REVENUE DATA FOR SELECTED ABRASIVE PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS, 2010

      3. 9.3 Market Share

        $154.00

      4. 9.4 Product Development & Manufacturing

        $153.00

      5. 9.5 Marketing & Distribution

        $113.00

      6. 9.6 Cooperative Agreements

        $100.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      7. 9.7 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $82.00

      8. 9.8 Company Profiles

        $4,963.00

        1. 9.8.1 Abrasivos Especiales SA de CV

          $82.00

        2. 9.8.2 Almatis GmbH

          $114.00

        3. 9.8.3 Asahi Diamond Industrial Company Limited

          $111.00

        4. 9.8.4 Bosch (Robert) GmbH

          $180.00

        5. 9.8.5 Cabot Microelectronics Corporation

          $111.00

        6. 9.8.6 Calumet Abrasives

          $82.00

        7. 9.8.7 Carborundum Universal Limited

          $161.00

        8. 9.8.8 Ceradyne Incorporated

          $82.00

        9. 9.8.9 Deerfos Company Limited

          $100.00

        10. 9.8.10 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $171.00

        11. 9.8.11 Fujimi Incorporated

          $95.00

        12. 9.8.12 Global Material Technologies Incorporated

          $155.00

        13. 9.8.13 Henan Huanghe Whirlwind Company Limited

          $94.00

        14. 9.8.14 Hermes Schleifmittel GmbH & Company KG

          $119.00

        15. 9.8.15 HuBei Yuli Abrasive Belt Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        16. 9.8.16 Iljin Diamond Company Limited

          $84.00

        17. 9.8.17 Imerys SA

          $127.00

        18. 9.8.18 Jason Incorporated

          $237.00

        19. 9.8.19 Jiangsu Fengmang Compound Material Science & Tech Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        20. 9.8.20 Jiangsu Sanling Abrasive Company Limited

          $82.00

        21. 9.8.21 Kinik Company Limited

          $82.00

        22. 9.8.22 Klingspor AG

          $196.00

        23. 9.8.23 KWH Group Limited

          $250.00

        24. 9.8.24 Luga Abrasive Plant

          $82.00

        25. 9.8.25 Magotteaux International SA

          $82.00

        26. 9.8.26 Nanyang Zhongnan Diamond Company Limited

          $82.00

        27. 9.8.27 Nippon Resibon Corporation

          $82.00

        28. 9.8.28 Noritake Company Limited

          $127.00

        29. 9.8.29 Saint-Gobain

          $332.00

        30. 9.8.30 Sankyo Rikagaku Company Limited

          $150.00

        31. 9.8.31 Shinhan Diamond Industrial Company Limited

          $95.00

        32. 9.8.32 Taiyuan Twin-Tower Aluminum Oxide Company Limited

          $82.00

        33. 9.8.33 3M Company

          $241.00

        34. 9.8.34 TYROLIT Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski KG

          $190.00

        35. 9.8.35 United Company RUSAL

          $94.00

        36. 9.8.36 Vereinigte Schmirgel-und Maschinen-Fabriken AG

          $88.00

        37. 9.8.37 Washington Mills North Grafton Incorporated

          $121.00

        38. 9.8.38 Winoa Group

          $197.00

        39. 9.8.39 Winterthur Technologie AG

          $273.00

        40. 9.8.40 Yicheng Silicon Carbide Products Company Limited

          $82.00

      9. 9.9 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $675.00

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