World Industrial Silica Sand

Outside of Asia, the large US market will lead gains based on its current dominance in hydraulic fracturing activity as well as a rebound in construction and motor vehicle production.

World demand to rise 4.8% annually through 2016

Global demand for industrial silica sand is projected to grow 4.8 percent annually to 280 million metric tons in 2016, with a value of $9.2 billion. Glass production and foundries will continue to be the largest markets, although faster gains will be registered by the developing hydraulic fracturing sector. The Asia/ Pacific region will account for the largest share of additional silica sand demand, driven by a healthy outlook for construction and foundry output, particularly in China and India. Outside of Asia, the best prospects are expected in the large US market, which is benefiting from its current dominance of hydraulic fracturing activity as well as a rebound in construction and motor vehicle production.

Glass market to provide largest net gain in demand

The glass market accounted for 36 percent of total 2011 industrial sand usage worldwide and will provide the largest net gain in sand demand through 2016. A number of factors influence demand in the large glass sector and this can result in considerable variations in the outlook for individual national markets. Container glass sand usage will register starkly different trends for developed and developing countries. In developed markets, especially those in Europe and the US, the increasing use of recycled materials in glass production and weak-to-declining container output will continue to sharply reduce raw sand requirements. In contrast, markets in China and other developing countries that have limited recycling programs and strong container output growth will see above average gains.

Demand in the foundry sector, which runs a close second to glass in market share, will improve significantly based on a general improvement in the global economic outlook and strong growth in motor vehicle production. Fastest overall gains in foundry sand demand will be in China and South America. Demand growth in most other markets will also accelerate due to improved economic conditions.

Sand is also used as a proppant in hydraulic fracturing well stimulation projects, and has been essential to the development of shale plays in the US. Output from these plays is responsible for a resurgence in oil and gas production in the US market. While other countries are showing strong interest in frac sand, few are expected to register significant demand in the near term. The countries with the most promise are Canada and several nations in South America, notably Argentina. China also has significant shale resources but faces a number of obstacles to their development. While proppant demand in China will continue to climb, it is unclear what share of the market raw sand will be able to take.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 222 million metric ton world silica sand industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, with forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by market (e.g., glass, foundries, hydraulic fracturing, building products, chemicals), world region, and for 18 major countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 38 industry participants, including Sibelco, Fairmount Minerals, and US Silica.

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  1. World Industrial Silica Sand

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $301.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $164.00

      1. Table | WORLD INDUSTRIAL SILICA SAND DEMAND (million metric tons)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,250.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

        $427.00

        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $114.00

        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

          $261.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Outlook

        $105.00

        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

      4. 3.4 World Manufacturing Outlook

        $149.00

        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Glass Outlook

        $427.00

        1. 3.5.1 Container Glass

          $102.00

          1. Table | WORLD CONTAINER GLASS DEMAND BY REGION & PRODUCT (million dollars)

        2. 3.5.2 Flat Glass

          $83.00

          1. Table | WORLD FLAT GLASS PRODUCTION BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 3.5.3 Glass Recycling

          $185.00

      6. 3.6 World Crude Steel Outlook

        $162.00

        1. Table | WORLD CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTION BY REGION (million metric tons)

      7. 3.7 World Oil & Gas Outlook

        $358.00

        1. Table | WORLD OIL & GAS OUTPUT BY REGION (quadrillion Btu)

        2. 3.7.1 Drilling Outlook

          $117.00

          1. Table | WORLD OIL & GAS WELLS DRILLED BY REGION

        3. 3.7.2 Hydraulic Fracturing & Shale Development

          $157.00

      8. 3.8 World Construction Outlook

        $292.00

        1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY TYPE & REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      9. 3.9 Silica Sand Pricing Trends

        $107.00

        1. Table | WORLD SILICA SAND PRICES (dollars per metric ton)

      10. 3.10 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $181.00

    4. 4 WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND

      $1,779.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $109.00

      2. 4.2 Regional Overview

        $359.00

        1. 4.2.1 Demand

          $170.00

          1. Table | WORLD INDUSTRIAL SILICA SAND DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

        2. 4.2.2 Production

          $118.00

          1. Table | WORLD SILICA SAND PRODUCTION BY REGION (million metric tons)

        3. 4.2.3 International Trade

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD SILICA SAND NET EXPORTS BY REGION (million metric tons)

      3. 4.3 Demand by Market

        $1,311.00

        1. Table | WORLD SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 4.3.1 Glass

          $481.00

          1. Table | WORLD GLASS DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY TYPE & REGION (million metric tons)

          2. Table | WORLD CONTAINER GLASS DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

          3. Table | WORLD FLAT & OTHER GLASS DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

        3. 4.3.2 Foundries

          $125.00

          1. Table | WORLD FOUNDRY DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

        4. 4.3.3 Hydraulic Fracturing

          $260.00

          1. Table | WORLD HYDRAULIC FRACTURING DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

        5. 4.3.4 Building Products

          $103.00

          1. Table | WORLD BUILDING PRODUCTS DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

        6. 4.3.5 Chemicals

          $106.00

          1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

        7. 4.3.6 Other

          $191.00

          1. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND USED IN OTHER MARKETS BY REGION (million metric tons)

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

      $1,253.00

      1. 5.1 North America: General

        $82.00

      2. 5.2 North America: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

        $121.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 5.3 North America: Silica Sand Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      4. 5.4 United States

        $410.00

        1. Table | UNITED STATES: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | UNITED STATES: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      5. 5.5 Canada

        $302.00

        1. Table | CANADA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | CANADA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      6. 5.6 Mexico

        $260.00

        1. Table | MEXICO: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | MEXICO: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,698.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $99.00

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

        $151.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 6.3 Western Europe: Silica Sand Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      4. 6.4 Germany

        $232.00

        1. Table | GERMANY: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | GERMANY: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      5. 6.5 Italy

        $218.00

        1. Table | ITALY: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | ITALY: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      6. 6.6 France

        $202.00

        1. Table | FRANCE: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | FRANCE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      7. 6.7 Spain

        $220.00

        1. Table | SPAIN: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | SPAIN: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      8. 6.8 United Kingdom

        $247.00

        1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      9. 6.9 Other Western Europe

        $256.00

        1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $1,991.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $102.00

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

        $124.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 7.3 Asia Pacific: Silica Sand Outlook

        $88.00

        1. Table | ASIA PACIFIC: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      4. 7.4 China

        $400.00

        1. Table | CHINA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | CHINA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      5. 7.5 Japan

        $255.00

        1. Table | JAPAN: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | JAPAN: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      6. 7.6 India

        $277.00

        1. Table | INDIA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | INDIA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      7. 7.7 South Korea

        $250.00

        1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | SOUTH KOREA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      8. 7.8 Australia

        $231.00

        1. Table | AUSTRALIA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | AUSTRALIA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      9. 7.9 Other Asia/Pacific

        $264.00

        1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $2,674.00

      1. 8.1 Central & South America

        $765.00

        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $95.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Silica Sand Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        3. 8.1.3 Brazil

          $267.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        4. 8.1.4 Other Central & South America

          $243.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

        $961.00

        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $94.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        3. 8.2.3 Russia

          $275.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        4. 8.2.4 Poland

          $209.00

          1. Table | POLAND: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | POLAND: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        5. 8.2.5 Other Eastern Europe

          $228.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $947.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $109.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        3. 8.3.3 Turkey

          $217.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | TURKEY: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        4. 8.3.4 South Africa

          $216.00

          1. Table | SOUTH AFRICA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | SOUTH AFRICA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

        5. 8.3.5 Other Africa/Mideast

          $244.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET (million metric tons)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,427.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 9.2 Market Composition

        $87.00

        1. Table | WORLD SILICA SAND SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      3. 9.3 Market Share

        $229.00

      4. 9.4 Production

        $100.00

      5. 9.5 Marketing

        $82.00

      6. 9.6 Distribution

        $82.00

      7. 9.7 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

      8. 9.8 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $89.00

      9. 9.9 Company Profiles

        $3,595.00

        1. 9.9.1 Adwan Chemical Industries Company Limited

          $82.00

        2. 9.9.2 Auschina Industrial Corporation Pty Limited

          $82.00

        3. 9.9.3 Badger Mining Corporation

          $185.00

        4. 9.9.4 Bathgate Silica Sand Limited

          $82.00

        5. 9.9.5 Caobar SA

          $82.00

        6. 9.9.6 Carmeuse Group SA

          $82.00

        7. 9.9.7 CEMEX SAB de CV

          $147.00

        8. 9.9.8 Duchang County Xinshiji Sculpt Materials Company Limited

          $82.00

        9. 9.9.9 Earth Commodities Bundaberg Pty Limited

          $82.00

        10. 9.9.10 EOG Resources Incorporated

          $82.00

        11. 9.9.11 EUROQUARZ GmbH

          $93.00

        12. 9.9.12 Fairmount Minerals Limited

          $268.00

        13. 9.9.13 flexFrac Proppant Sand Suppliers

          $93.00

        14. 9.9.14 FTS International Services LLC

          $97.00

        15. 9.9.15 Grupo Villar Mir SLU

          $82.00

        16. 9.9.16 Gruppo Minerali Maffei SpA

          $106.00

        17. 9.9.17 Haryana Ceramic & Allied Products Industries

          $82.00

        18. 9.9.18 Hedrick Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        19. 9.9.19 Holcim Limited

          $84.00

        20. 9.9.20 JSC KGOK

          $82.00

        21. 9.9.21 Lianyungang Dawnbright International Trade Company Limited

          $82.00

        22. 9.9.22 Manley Brothers of Indiana

          $108.00

        23. 9.9.23 Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC

          $133.00

        24. 9.9.24 Nugent Sand Company

          $82.00

        25. 9.9.25 Pattison Sand Company LLC

          $82.00

        26. 9.9.26 Pioneer Natural Resources Company

          $156.00

        27. 9.9.27 Preferred Sands LLC

          $82.00

        28. 9.9.28 Quarzwerke GmbH

          $258.00

        29. 9.9.29 Saint-Gobain

          $82.00

        30. 9.9.30 SCR-Sibelco NV

          $323.00

        31. 9.9.31 Short Mountain Silica Company

          $82.00

        32. 9.9.32 Simplot (JR) Company

          $82.00

        33. 9.9.33 Taiwan Glass Industry Corporation

          $82.00

        34. 9.9.34 Türkiye Şişe ve Cam Fabrikaları AŞ

          $96.00

        35. 9.9.35 US Silica Holdings Incorporated

          $239.00

        36. 9.9.36 Xinyi Golden Ruite Quartz Materials Company Limited

          $82.00

        37. 9.9.37 Xuzhou Shihang Silica Sand Company Limited

          $82.00

        38. 9.9.38 Zhuzhou Kibing Group Company Limited

          $82.00

      10. 9.10 Other Companies in the World Silica Sand Industry

        $114.00

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