World Refractories

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Demand will be stimulated by an acceleration in construction and other fixed investment activity, leading to stepped up output of steel, aluminum, cement, and other refractory-made goods.

World demand to rise 3.4% annually through 2016

Global refractory demand is projected to expand at a 3.4 percent annual rate through 2016 to 46.3 million metric tons, an improvement over 2006-2011 market performance. Product sales will climb 5.3 percent annually in value terms to $46.5 billion in 2016, not as strong as gains registered in recent years because of a moderation in raw material costs and refractory prices. Increases in refractory demand will be stimulated by an acceleration in construction and other fixed investment activity as economic conditions continue to improve, leading to stepped up output of steel, aluminum, cement, and other refractory-made goods. A pickup in personal consumption expenditures will also result in higher demand for everything from glass containers to motor vehicles, contributing to growth in refractory sales as industry production levels rise. Greater use of refractories in chemicals manufacturing, incinerators, and a variety of other small volume markets will also help bolster overall product sales.

Developing areas to see fastest growth in sales

Refractory sales will expand most quickly in developing areas, reflecting an ongoing shift in metals and other heavy industry production to countries with low cost structures. The Asia/Pacific region, in particular, will post the largest tonnage increases, followed by the Africa/Mideast region, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe. China alone will account for more than seven-tenths of all refractory volume gains between 2011 and 2016, due both to additional growth in its huge steel, cement, and other heavy manufacturing industries and to the use of less sophisticated production methods in steelmaking and other important markets than those utilized in economically advanced nations, resulting in greater refractory use in per unit of output terms.

The volume of refractories consumed will also rise in the US, Western Europe, and Japan following an extended period of decline, as economic conditions strengthen in these areas and output of ferrous metals and other refractory-using products rebounds. Output gains in these areas are more likely to result in higher refractory demand because the manufacturing techniques utilized are already so efficient that it will be much more difficult to reduce refractory consumption on a per unit output basis than in less developed countries. Due to their greater use of more costly, high quality products, the US, Western Europe, and Japan will account for a somewhat larger share of the world refractory market total in dollar terms (19 percent) in 2016 than they will in tonnage (14 percent).

Study Scope

This study analyzes the world refractory industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011 with forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by market (e.g., iron and steel, other metals, nonmetallic minerals), form, material, world region and for 23 countries. The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles industry competitors.

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  1. World Refractories

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WORLD REFRACTORY DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 World Macroeconomic 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 (billion 2010 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Fixed Investment Trends

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        1. Table | WORLD GROSS FIXED INVESTMENT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      4. 3.4 World Manufacturing Outlook

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

      5. 3.5 World Crude Steel Outlook

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

      6. 3.6 World Glass Outlook

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        1. 3.6.1 Container Glass

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

        2. 3.6.2 Flat Glass

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

      7. 3.7 World Cement Outlook

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

      8. 3.8 Pricing Trends

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

      9. 3.9 Technology

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        1. 3.9.1 Basic Refractory Properties

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        2. 3.9.2 Refractory Shapes & Forms

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        3. 3.9.3 Refractory Materials

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        4. 3.9.4 Other Technological Developments

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    4. 4 OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 Overall

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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 REFRACTORY VOLUME DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | WORLD REFRACTORY VALUE DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        2. 4.2.2 Production

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

        3. 4.2.3 International Trade

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

      3. 4.3 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | WORLD REFRACTORY DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.3.1 Iron & Steel

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          1. Table | WORLD IRON & STEEL REFRACTORY DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.3.2 Nonferrous Metals

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          1. Table | WORLD NONFERROUS METALS REFRACTORY DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        4. 4.3.3 Nonmetallic Minerals

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          1. Table | WORLD NONMETALLIC MINERALS REFRACTORY DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        5. 4.3.4 Other

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          1. Table | WORLD OTHER MARKETS REFRACTORY DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      4. 4.4 Demand by Form

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        1. Table | WORLD REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.4.1 Bricks & Shapes

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          1. Table | WORLD BRICK & SHAPE REFRACTORY DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.4.2 Monolithics & Other

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          1. Table | WORLD MONOLITHICS & OTHER REFRACTORY DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      5. 4.5 Demand by Material

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        1. Table | WORLD REFRACTORY DEMAND BY MATERIAL (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.5.1 Clay

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          1. Table | WORLD CLAY REFRACTORY DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.5.2 Nonclay

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          1. Table | WORLD NONCLAY REFRACTORY DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 5.1 North America: General

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      2. 5.2 North America: Refractory Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 5.3 North America: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 5.4 United States

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        1. 5.4.1 United States: Refractory Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | UNITED STATES: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.4.2 United States: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

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          1. Table | UNITED STATES: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 5.5 Canada

        $177.00

        1. 5.5.1 Canada: Refractory Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANADA: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.5.2 Canada: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

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          1. Table | CANADA: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 5.6 Mexico

        $202.00

        1. 5.6.1 Mexico: Refractory Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.6.2 Mexico: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

          $84.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 6.1 Western Europe: General

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      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 6.3 Western Europe: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 6.4 Germany

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        1. 6.4.1 Germany: Refractory Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | GERMANY: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.4.2 Germany: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

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          1. Table | GERMANY: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 6.5 Italy

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        1. 6.5.1 Italy: Refractory Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | ITALY: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.5.2 Italy: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 6.6 France

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        1. 6.6.1 France: Refractory Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | FRANCE: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.6.2 France: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

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          1. Table | FRANCE: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 6.7 Spain

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        1. 6.7.1 Spain: Refractory Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | SPAIN: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.7.2 Spain: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

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          1. Table | SPAIN: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 6.8 United Kingdom

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        1. 6.8.1 United Kingdom: Refractory Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.8.2 United Kingdom: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

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          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      9. 6.9 Other Western Europe

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        1. 6.9.1 Other Western Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.9.2 Other Western Europe: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

          $97.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 6.9.3 Other Western Europe: Refractory Demand by Country

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: General

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      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 7.3 Asia/Pacific: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

        $87.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 7.4 China

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        1. 7.4.1 China: Refractory Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | CHINA: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 7.4.2 China: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

          $99.00

          1. Table | CHINA: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 7.5 India

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        1. 7.5.1 India: Refractory Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | INDIA: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 7.5.2 India: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

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          1. Table | INDIA: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 7.6 Japan

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        1. 7.6.1 Japan: Refractory Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 7.6.2 Japan: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

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          1. Table | JAPAN: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 7.7 South Korea

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        1. 7.7.1 South Korea: Refractory Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 7.7.2 South Korea: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 7.8 Taiwan

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        1. 7.8.1 Taiwan: Refractory Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | TAIWAN: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 7.8.2 Taiwan: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

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          1. Table | TAIWAN: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      9. 7.9 Australia

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        1. 7.9.1 Australia: Refractory Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 7.9.2 Australia: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

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          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      10. 7.10 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. 7.10.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply & Demand

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

        2. 7.10.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

          $84.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

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      1. 8.1 Central & South America

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        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: Refractory Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

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          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.1.3 Brazil

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          1. Table | BRAZIL: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 8.1.4 Other Central & South America

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

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

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        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand

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          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

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          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.2.3 Russia

          $207.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 8.2.4 Ukraine

          $179.00

          1. Table | UKRAINE: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | UKRAINE: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        5. 8.2.5 Poland

          $167.00

          1. Table | POLAND: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | POLAND: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        6. 8.2.6 Other Eastern Europe

          $191.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $967.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: General

          $82.00

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Refractory Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.3.3 Africa/Mideast: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

          $86.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 8.3.4 Turkey

          $183.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | TURKEY: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        5. 8.3.5 Iran

          $193.00

          1. Table | IRAN: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | IRAN: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        6. 8.3.6 South Africa

          $181.00

          1. Table | SOUTH AFRICA: REFRACTORY SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | SOUTH AFRICA: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        7. 8.3.7 Other Africa/Mideast

          $205.00

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

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: REFRACTORY DEMAND BY FORM, MATERIAL, & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 9.1 General

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        1. Table | FINISHED REFRACTORY SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      2. 9.2 Market Share

        $356.00

        1. 9.2.1 Leading Refractory Producers

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        2. 9.2.2 Leading Raw Material Suppliers

          $82.00

      3. 9.3 Product Development & Manufacturing

        $135.00

      4. 9.4 Marketing & Distribution

        $112.00

      5. 9.5 Cooperative Agreements

        $160.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      6. 9.6 Financial Issues & Requirements

        $82.00

      7. 9.7 Mergers, Acquisitions, & Industry Restructuring

        $108.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      8. 9.8 Company Profiles

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        1. 9.8.1 Alcoa Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 9.8.2 Allied Mineral Products Incorporated

          $140.00

        3. 9.8.3 Almatis GmbH

          $156.00

        4. 9.8.4 Alteo Holding

          $82.00

        5. 9.8.5 AluChem Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 9.8.6 ANH Refractories Company

          $300.00

        7. 9.8.7 Bosai Minerals Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        8. 9.8.8 BURTON GmbH & Company KG

          $82.00

        9. 9.8.9 Calucem GmbH

          $82.00

        10. 9.8.10 Carborundum Universal Limited

          $149.00

        11. 9.8.11 China GengSheng Minerals Incorporated

          $83.00

        12. 9.8.12 China National Bluestar Group Company Limited

          $133.00

        13. 9.8.13 Chosun Refractories Company Limited

          $120.00

        14. 9.8.14 Clayburn Industrial Group Limited

          $117.00

        15. 9.8.15 CoorsTek Incorporated

          $82.00

        16. 9.8.16 Corning Incorporated

          $82.00

        17. 9.8.17 DSF Refractories & Minerals Limited

          $98.00

        18. 9.8.18 Dyson Group plc

          $82.00

        19. 9.8.19 ESK-SiC GmbH

          $82.00

        20. 9.8.20 Haicheng Houying Corporation Limited

          $82.00

        21. 9.8.21 Imerys SA

          $561.00

        22. 9.8.22 Jiachen Group

          $82.00

        23. 9.8.23 Krosaki Harima Corporation

          $162.00

        24. 9.8.24 Kümas Manyezit Sanayi AS

          $82.00

        25. 9.8.25 Kyanite Mining Corporation

          $82.00

        26. 9.8.26 Lhoist SA

          $82.00

        27. 9.8.27 Liaoning Jinding Magnesite Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        28. 9.8.28 Magnesita Refratários SA

          $166.00

        29. 9.8.29 Materis Holding Luxembourg SA

          $120.00

        30. 9.8.30 Minerals Technologies Incorporated

          $142.00

        31. 9.8.31 Morgan Crucible Company plc

          $449.00

        32. 9.8.32 OCL India Limited

          $82.00

        33. 9.8.33 Orkla ASA

          $82.00

        34. 9.8.34 Puyang Refractories Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        35. 9.8.35 Qinghua Refractories Company Limited

          $87.00

        36. 9.8.36 Rath AG

          $159.00

        37. 9.8.37 Refratechnik Holding GmbH

          $182.00

        38. 9.8.38 Resco Products Incorporated

          $84.00

        39. 9.8.39 RHI AG

          $229.00

        40. 9.8.40 Rio Tinto Group

          $82.00

        41. 9.8.41 Saint-Gobain

          $253.00

        42. 9.8.42 SANAC SpA

          $82.00

        43. 9.8.43 Shandong Luyang Share Company Limited

          $82.00

        44. 9.8.44 Shandong Refractories Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        45. 9.8.45 Shinagawa Refractories Company Limited

          $128.00

        46. 9.8.46 Sinosteel Refractory Company Limited

          $82.00

        47. 9.8.47 TYK Corporation

          $99.00

        48. 9.8.48 Unifrax I LLC

          $204.00

        49. 9.8.49 United Company RUSAL

          $82.00

        50. 9.8.50 Vesuvius plc

          $386.00

        51. 9.8.51 Xiyang Group Company Limited

          $82.00

      9. 9.9 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $654.00

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