World Industrial Silica Sand

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Gains will be driven by growth in the glass, foundry, and building products sectors, as well as in the hydraulic fracturing market as horizontal drilling for shale oil and gas resources expands.

World demand to rise 5.5% annually through 2018

Global demand for industrial silica sand is forecast to advance 5.5 percent per year to 291 million metric tons in 2018, with a value of $12.5 billion. Accelerations in construction spending and manufacturing output worldwide are expected to drive growth in important silica sand-consuming industries, including the glass, foundry, and building products sectors. Particularly rapid gains are projected for the hydraulic fracturing market as horizontal drilling for shale oil and gas resources expands, largely in North America. Nevertheless, faster gains in the overall market will be constrained by ongoing efforts to incorporate higher volumes of recycled glass cullet in the manufacture of glass containers. In addition, increased reclamation of foundry sand is expected to limit demand for industrial sand used in the production of metal casting molds.

Asia/Pacific region to remain largest market

The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest regional consumer of industrial sand through 2018, supported by the dominant Chinese market. China’s massive glass industry, the largest worldwide, will continue to bolster industrial sand consumption for the production of windows, electronic display screens, photovoltaic panels, and other flat glass products. The country’s container glass industry will drive further silica sand sales, supported by rising production of glass bottles, particularly in the alcoholic beverage sector. In India, foundry activity will advance at a healthy pace, spurring the production of sand molds to manufacture automotive, machine tool, wind turbine, and other types of metal castings. Indonesia will also register strong growth in silica sand sales through 2018, supported by rapid advances in the output of glass products and metal castings, combined with increased hydraulic fracturing activity.

North America to be fastest growing market

Demand for silica sand in North America is forecast to rise at a faster annual pace than any other regional market. The US and Canada will lead regional growth, driven by expansion in the countries’ respective hydraulic fracturing segments. Strength in US oilfield activity will boost demand for sand proppants, as will increases in the number of fracturing stages per well. Consumption of silica sand in Western Europe is projected to see more modest annual gains through 2018, although such growth will mark a rebound from the declines registered between 2008 and 2013. Recoveries in building construction and manufacturing activity, including a turnaround in flat glass output, will stimulate renewed demand for industrial sand in the region.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, World Industrial Silica Sand, presents historical demand data (2003, 2008 and 2013) and forecasts (2018 and 2023) by market (e.g., container glass, flat glass, foundry, hydraulic fracturing, building products, chemicals), world region, and for 19 countries. The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 industry participants, including SCR-Sibelco, Fairmount Santrol and US Silica.

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  1. World Industrial Silica Sand

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $246.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $170.00

      1. Table | WORLD INDUSTRIAL SILICA SAND DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,800.00

      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

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        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION

      4. 3.4 World Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

      5. 3.5 World Glass Outlook

        $303.00

        1. 3.5.1 Glass Packaging

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          1. Table | WORLD GLASS PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION

        2. 3.5.2 Flat Glass

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD FLAT GLASS PRODUCTION BY REGION

        3. 3.5.3 Glass Recycling

          $82.00

      6. 3.6 World Crude Steel Outlook

        $95.00

        1. Table | WORLD CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTION BY REGION

      7. 3.7 World Oil & Gas Drilling Outlook

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

        2. 3.7.1 Hydraulic Fracturing & Shale Development

          $112.00

      8. 3.8 World Construction Outlook

        $144.00

        1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY TYPE & REGION

      9. 3.9 World Chemicals Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

      10. 3.10 Silica Sand Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | WORLD SILICA SAND PRICES

      11. 3.11 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

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    4. 4 WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Regional Overview

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        1. 4.2.1 Demand

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          1. Table | WORLD INDUSTRIAL SILICA SAND DEMAND BY REGION

          2. CHART III-1 WORLD SILICA SAND DEMAND BY REGION, 2013

        2. 4.2.2 Production

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          1. Table | WORLD SILICA SAND PRODUCTION BY REGION

        3. 4.2.3 International Trade

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          1. Table | WORLD SILICA SAND NET EXPORTS BY REGION

      3. 4.3 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | WORLD SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART III-2 WORLD SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

        3. 4.3.1 Glass

          $389.00

          1. Table | WORLD GLASS DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY SEGMENT & REGION

          2. Table | WORLD CONTAINER GLASS DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION

          3. Table | WORLD FLAT & OTHER GLASS DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION

        4. 4.3.2 Foundry

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          1. Table | WORLD FOUNDRY DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION

        5. 4.3.3 Hydraulic Fracturing

          $159.00

          1. Table | WORLD HYDRAULIC FRACTURING DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION

        6. 4.3.4 Building Products

          $92.00

          1. Table | WORLD BUILDING PRODUCTS DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION

        7. 4.3.5 Chemicals

          $94.00

          1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND BY REGION

        8. 4.3.6 Other Markets

          $152.00

          1. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR SILICA SAND USED IN OTHER MARKETS BY REGION

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

      $1,279.00

      1. 5.1 North America: Economic Overview

        $82.00

      2. 5.2 North America: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

        $82.00

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

        2. CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      3. 5.3 North America: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

        $84.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART IV-2 NORTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      4. 5.4 United States

        $435.00

        1. 5.4.1 United States: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 5.4.2 United States: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $117.00

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

        3. 5.4.3 United States: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $241.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 5.5 Canada

        $310.00

        1. 5.5.1 Canada: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 5.5.2 Canada: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANADA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 5.5.3 Canada: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $155.00

          1. Table | CANADA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 5.6 Mexico

        $300.00

        1. 5.6.1 Mexico: Economic Overview

          $87.00

        2. 5.6.2 Mexico: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 5.6.3 Mexico: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $141.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,984.00

      1. 6.1 Western Europe: Economic Overview

        $302.00

        1. 6.1.1 Western Europe: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $97.00

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

          2. CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

        2. 6.1.2 Western Europe: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $108.00

          1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

          2. CHART V-2 WESTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      2. 6.2 Germany

        $274.00

        1. 6.2.1 Germany: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.2.2 Germany: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.2.3 Germany: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $121.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 6.3 France

        $259.00

        1. 6.3.1 France: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.3.2 France: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.3.3 France: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $115.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

      4. 6.4 Italy

        $275.00

        1. 6.4.1 Italy: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.4.2 Italy: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.4.3 Italy: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $118.00

          1. Table | ITALY: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 6.5 United Kingdom

        $295.00

        1. 6.5.1 United Kingdom: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.5.2 United Kingdom: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $86.00

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

        3. 6.5.3 United Kingdom: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $143.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 6.6 Spain

        $274.00

        1. 6.6.1 Spain: Economic Overview

          $84.00

        2. 6.6.2 Spain: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.6.3 Spain: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $114.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

      7. 6.7 Other Western Europe

        $304.00

        1. 6.7.1 Other Western Europe: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.7.2 Other Western Europe: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $82.00

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

        3. 6.7.3 Other Western Europe: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $147.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $2,622.00

      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

        $86.00

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

        $85.00

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

        2. CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      3. 7.3 Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

        $82.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART VI-2 ASIA/PACIFIC: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

      4. 7.4 China

        $413.00

        1. 7.4.1 China: Economic Overview

          $99.00

        2. 7.4.2 China: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $84.00

          1. Table | CHINA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.4.3 China: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $231.00

          1. Table | CHINA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 7.5 India

        $302.00

        1. 7.5.1 India: Economic Overview

          $94.00

        2. 7.5.2 India: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDIA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.5.3 India: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $136.00

          1. Table | INDIA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 7.6 Japan

        $285.00

        1. 7.6.1 Japan: Economic Overview

          $84.00

        2. 7.6.2 Japan: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.6.3 Japan: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $126.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

      7. 7.7 Indonesia

        $283.00

        1. 7.7.1 Indonesia: Economic Overview

          $83.00

        2. 7.7.2 Indonesia: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDONESIA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.7.3 Indonesia: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $125.00

          1. Table | INDONESIA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

      8. 7.8 South Korea

        $254.00

        1. 7.8.1 South Korea: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.8.2 South Korea: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $82.00

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

        3. 7.8.3 South Korea: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $108.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

      9. 7.9 Australia

        $312.00

        1. 7.9.1 Australia: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.9.2 Australia: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $96.00

          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.9.3 Australia: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $154.00

          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

      10. 7.10 Taiwan

        $245.00

        1. 7.10.1 Taiwan: Economic Overview

          $88.00

        2. 7.10.2 Taiwan: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.10.3 Taiwan: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $86.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

      11. 7.11 Other Asia/Pacific

        $276.00

        1. 7.11.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.11.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $86.00

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

        3. 7.11.3 Other Asia/Pacific: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $108.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $2,534.00

      1. 8.1 Central & South America

        $788.00

        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: Economic Overview

          $84.00

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $82.00

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

        3. 8.1.3 Central & South America: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $82.00

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

        4. 8.1.4 Brazil

          $291.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 8.1.5 Other Central & South America

          $256.00

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

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

        $969.00

        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $82.00

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

        3. 8.2.3 Eastern Europe: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 8.2.4 Russia

          $247.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 8.2.5 Poland

          $231.00

          1. Table | POLAND: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | POLAND: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

        6. 8.2.6 Other Eastern Europe

          $267.00

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

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $776.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview

          $88.00

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Supply & Demand

          $82.00

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

        3. 8.3.3 Africa/Mideast: Silica Sand Markets & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 8.3.4 Turkey

          $254.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: SILICA SAND SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | TURKEY: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 8.3.5 Other Africa/Mideast

          $289.00

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

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: SILICA SAND DEMAND BY MARKET

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,380.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 9.2 Market Composition

        $116.00

        1. Table | WORLD SILICA SAND SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

      3. 9.3 Market Share

        $267.00

        1. CHART VIII-1 WORLD SILICA SAND MARKET SHARE, 2013

      4. 9.4 Production

        $82.00

      5. 9.5 Marketing

        $82.00

      6. 9.6 Distribution

        $82.00

      7. 9.7 Cooperative Agreements

        $114.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      8. 9.8 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $103.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      9. 9.9 Company Profiles

        $4,462.00

        1. 9.9.1 Adwan Chemical Industries Company Limited

          $82.00

        2. 9.9.2 Badger Mining Corporation

          $168.00

        3. 9.9.3 Bathgate Silica Sand Limited

          $82.00

        4. 9.9.4 Caobar SA

          $82.00

        5. 9.9.5 CEMEX SAB de CV

          $209.00

        6. 9.9.6 Chongqing Changjiang Moulding Material Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        7. 9.9.7 Earth Commodities Bundaberg Proprietary Limited

          $82.00

        8. 9.9.8 Emerge Energy Services LP

          $241.00

        9. 9.9.9 EOG Resources Incorporated

          $82.00

        10. 9.9.10 EUROQUARZ GmbH

          $108.00

        11. 9.9.11 Fairmount Santrol Incorporated

          $403.00

        12. 9.9.12 flexFrac Proppant Sand Suppliers LLC

          $82.00

        13. 9.9.13 FTS International Services LLC

          $82.00

        14. 9.9.14 Grupo Villar Mir SAU

          $84.00

        15. 9.9.15 Haryana Ceramic & Allied Products Industries

          $82.00

        16. 9.9.16 Hi-Crush Partners LP

          $139.00

        17. 9.9.17 Holcim Limited

          $147.00

        18. 9.9.18 JSC KGOK

          $82.00

        19. 9.9.19 Manley Brothers of Indiana

          $102.00

        20. 9.9.20 Minerali Industriali Srl

          $133.00

        21. 9.9.21 Mitsubishi Corporation

          $101.00

        22. 9.9.22 Nugent Sand Company

          $82.00

        23. 9.9.23 Pattison Sand Company LLC

          $82.00

        24. 9.9.24 Pioneer Natural Resources Company

          $144.00

        25. 9.9.25 Preferred Sands LLC

          $105.00

        26. 9.9.26 Quarzwerke GmbH

          $311.00

        27. 9.9.27 Saint-Gobain

          $132.00

        28. 9.9.28 SCR-Sibelco NV

          $418.00

        29. 9.9.29 Taiwan Glass Industry Corporation

          $82.00

        30. 9.9.30 Tochu Corporation

          $109.00

        31. 9.9.31 Türkiye ªiºe ve Cam Fabrikalari Aª

          $107.00

        32. 9.9.32 US Silica Holdings Incorporated

          $385.00

        33. 9.9.33 Victory Nickel Incorporated

          $99.00

        34. 9.9.34 Xinyi Golden Ruite Quartz Materials Company Limited

          $82.00

        35. 9.9.35 Zhuzhou Kibing Group Company Limited

          $82.00

      10. 9.10 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $121.00

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