World Silicones

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While the heightened growth of the rebound period after 2009 will not continue, there will be strong demand gains in developing regions based on increased penetration of silicones in less mature markets.

World demand to rise 5.7% annually through 2019

World demand for silicones is forecast to rise 5.7 percent per year to $19.3 billion in 2019. The pace of growth in value terms will be in line with that seen over the 2009-2014 period, largely due to an improved outlook for silicone prices. However, gains in volume demand will slow somewhat. Growth in global silicone consumption over the 2009-2014 period was bolstered by recovery from the effects of the 2009 recession, and the heightened growth of this rebound period will not continue into the coming years. Nevertheless, demand for silicones in developing regions is still expected to post strong gains through 2019, benefiting from economic advancement and increased penetration of silicones in less mature markets.

Asia/Pacific region to claim most new demand

The Asia/Pacific region will continue to be the strongest source of additional silicone demand, accounting for 57 percent of the total increase in global silicone consumption between 2014 and 2019. The bulk of these gains will be attributable to China, which will represent nearly three-fifths of the Asia/Pacific total in 2019. Although China’s silicone market will not maintain the extremely rapid pace of gains seen in recent years, growth will still continue to be well in excess of the global average. Other developing countries in the Asia/Pacific region, such as India, Indonesia, and Thailand, are also expected to post strong gains in silicone demand, but the overall pace of growth will be limited by a below average performance in Japan, which will remain the second largest silicone market in the region. Electrical and electronic products will remain the largest outlet for silicones in the Asia/Pacific region, reflecting the region’s dominance in electronics manufacturing.

Demand in other regions to advance more slowly

The outlook for silicone demand in North America and Western Europe is somewhat weaker, reflecting the maturity of both manufacturing industries in general and the use of silicones. In the US market, the largest in the world, demand for silicones will be bolstered by a major improvement in construction activity. Demand for silicones in Western Europe will advance slowly, although the region’s affluence will continue to support significant demand for silicones in the health and personal care market. Above average growth is expected in the Africa/Mideast region, aided by urbanization and the emergence of the middle class in some of the more developed nations. Gains in silicone demand in Central and South America will be near the world average, benefiting from a rebound in motor vehicle production. Gains in Eastern Europe are expected to be slightly below the world average, but will still represent a healthy increase.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, World Silicones, analyzes the $14.6 billion world silicones industry. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts for 2019 and 2024 by market (e.g., electrical and electronic, construction, transportation, health and personal care, chemical) and product (e.g., elastomers, fluids, resins, gels) for 6 world regions and 15 major countries.The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 34 industry participants, including Wacker Chemie, Momentive Performance Materials, and Shin-Etsu Chemical.

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  1. World Silicones

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $82.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WORLD SILICONE DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Global Economic Overview

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $85.00

        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

      3. 3.3 World Population Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION

      4. 3.4 World Construction Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION

      5. 3.5 World Manufacturing Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

        2. 3.5.1 World Chemicals Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

        3. 3.5.2 World Motor Vehicle Production Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION

      6. 3.6 World Healthcare Overview

        $183.00

        1. Table | WORLD HEALTHCARE EXPENDITURES

      7. 3.7 Technology

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        1. 3.7.1 Basic Silicone Synthesis

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        2. 3.7.2 Siloxane

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        3. 3.7.3 Silicone Products

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      8. 3.8 Environmental & Regulatory Overview

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    4. 4 OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Demand by Region

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        1. Table | WORLD SILICONE DEMAND BY REGION

      3. 4.3 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | WORLD SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 4.3.1 Electrical & Electronic

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          1. Table | WORLD ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKETS FOR SILICONES

        3. 4.3.2 Construction

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          1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION MARKETS FOR SILICONES

        4. 4.3.3 Transportation

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          1. Table | WORLD TRANSPORTATION MARKETS FOR SILICONES

        5. 4.3.4 Health & Personal Care

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          1. Table | WORLD HEALTH & PERSONAL CARE MARKETS FOR SILICONES

        6. 4.3.5 Chemical

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          1. Table | WORLD CHEMICAL MARKETS FOR SILICONES

        7. 4.3.6 Other Markets

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          1. Table | OTHER WORLD MARKETS FOR SILICONES

      4. 4.4 Demand by Product

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        1. Table | WORLD SILICONE DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. 4.4.1 Elastomers

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          1. Table | WORLD SILICONE ELASTOMER DEMAND BY REGION & MARKET

        3. 4.4.2 Fluids

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          1. Table | WORLD SILICONE FLUID DEMAND BY REGION & MARKET

        4. 4.4.3 Resins

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          1. Table | WORLD SILICONE RESIN DEMAND BY REGION & MARKET

        5. 4.4.4 Gels & Other

          $197.00

          1. Table | WORLD SILICONE GEL & OTHER SILICONE DEMAND BY REGION & MARKET

      5. 4.5 Production & Trade

        $100.00

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

      $1,076.00

      1. 5.1 North America: Economic Overview

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

      2. 5.2 North America: Silicone Demand

        $116.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

      3. 5.3 United States

        $348.00

        1. 5.3.1 United States: Economic Overview

          $113.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 5.3.2 United States: Markets & Products

          $147.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 5.3.3 United States: Producers

          $87.00

      4. 5.4 Canada

        $272.00

        1. 5.4.1 Canada: Economic Overview

          $107.00

          1. Table | CANADA: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 5.4.2 Canada: Markets & Products

          $129.00

          1. Table | CANADA: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 5.4.3 Canada: Producers

          $82.00

      5. 5.5 Mexico

        $222.00

        1. 5.5.1 Mexico: Economic Overview

          $116.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 5.5.2 Mexico: Markets & Products

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 5.5.3 Mexico: Producers

          $82.00

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $2,063.00

      1. 6.1 Western Europe: Economic Overview

        $134.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Silicone Demand

        $101.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

      3. 6.3 Germany

        $321.00

        1. 6.3.1 Germany: Economic Overview

          $158.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 6.3.2 Germany: Markets & Products

          $103.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 6.3.3 Germany: Producers

          $82.00

      4. 6.4 France

        $300.00

        1. 6.4.1 France: Economic Overview

          $174.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 6.4.2 France: Markets & Products

          $101.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 6.4.3 France: Producers

          $82.00

      5. 6.5 Italy

        $304.00

        1. 6.5.1 Italy: Economic Overview

          $178.00

          1. Table | ITALY: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 6.5.2 Italy: Markets & Products

          $93.00

          1. Table | ITALY: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 6.5.3 Italy: Producers

          $82.00

      6. 6.6 United Kingdom

        $289.00

        1. 6.6.1 United Kingdom: Economic Overview

          $147.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 6.6.2 United Kingdom: Markets & Products

          $99.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 6.6.3 United Kingdom: Producers

          $82.00

      7. 6.7 Spain

        $277.00

        1. 6.7.1 Spain: Economic Overview

          $146.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 6.7.2 Spain: Markets & Products

          $103.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 6.7.3 Spain: Producers

          $82.00

      8. 6.8 Other Western Europe

        $337.00

        1. 6.8.1 Other Western Europe: Economic Overview

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 6.8.2 Other Western Europe: Markets & Products

          $94.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 6.8.3 Other Western Europe: Countries

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SILICONE DEMAND BY COUNTRY

        4. 6.8.4 Other Western Europe: Producers

          $82.00

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $2,162.00

      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Silicone Demand

        $107.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

      3. 7.3 China

        $444.00

        1. 7.3.1 China: Economic Overview

          $151.00

          1. Table | CHINA: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 7.3.2 China: Markets & Products

          $177.00

          1. Table | CHINA: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 7.3.3 China: Producers

          $116.00

      4. 7.4 Japan

        $327.00

        1. 7.4.1 Japan: Economic Overview

          $130.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 7.4.2 Japan: Markets & Products

          $128.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 7.4.3 Japan: Producers

          $82.00

      5. 7.5 South Korea

        $268.00

        1. 7.5.1 South Korea: Economic Overview

          $127.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 7.5.2 South Korea: Markets & Products

          $108.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 7.5.3 South Korea: Producers

          $82.00

      6. 7.6 India

        $294.00

        1. 7.6.1 India: Economic Overview

          $134.00

          1. Table | INDIA: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 7.6.2 India: Markets & Products

          $122.00

          1. Table | INDIA: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 7.6.3 India: Producers

          $82.00

      7. 7.7 Taiwan

        $259.00

        1. 7.7.1 Taiwan: Economic Overview

          $116.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 7.7.2 Taiwan: Markets & Products

          $107.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 7.7.3 Taiwan: Producers

          $82.00

      8. 7.8 Other Asia/Pacific

        $341.00

        1. 7.8.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

          $112.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 7.8.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Markets & Products

          $114.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 7.8.3 Other Asia/Pacific: Countries

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SILICONE DEMAND BY COUNTRY

        4. 7.8.4 Other Asia/Pacific: Producers

          $82.00

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $1,666.00

      1. 8.1 Central & South America

        $687.00

        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: Economic Overview

          $121.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Silicone Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 8.1.3 Brazil

          $277.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        4. 8.1.4 Other Central & South America

          $226.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

        $708.00

        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: Economic Overview

          $122.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Silicone Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 8.2.3 Russia

          $258.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        4. 8.2.4 Other Eastern Europe

          $259.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $271.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview

          $133.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: KEY INDICATORS FOR SILICONE DEMAND

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Silicone Demand

          $102.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: SILICONE DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

        3. 8.3.3 Africa/Mideast: Producers

          $82.00

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $6,338.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $143.00

        1. Table | WORLD SILICONE SALES BY COMPANY, 2014

      2. 9.2 Market Share

        $324.00

      3. 9.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $92.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 9.4 Marketing Strategies

        $82.00

      5. 9.5 Channels of Distribution

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      6. 9.6 Technology & Manufacturing

        $98.00

      7. 9.7 Research & Development

        $82.00

      8. 9.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $204.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 9.9 Company Profiles

        $5,293.00

        1. 9.9.1 Actavis plc

          $158.00

        2. 9.9.2 Arkema SA

          $143.00

        3. 9.9.3 Ashland Incorporated

          $133.00

        4. 9.9.4 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $95.00

        5. 9.9.5 Caledonia Investments plc

          $82.00

        6. 9.9.6 China National Bluestar Group Company Limited

          $365.00

        7. 9.9.7 Clariant International Limited

          $97.00

        8. 9.9.8 CRI-SIL Silicone Technologies LLC

          $82.00

        9. 9.9.9 CSL Silicones Incorporated

          $82.00

        10. 9.9.10 Dongyue Group Limited

          $82.00

        11. 9.9.11 Dow Corning Corporation

          $387.00

        12. 9.9.12 Emerald Performance Materials LLC

          $105.00

        13. 9.9.13 Evonik Industries AG

          $295.00

        14. 9.9.14 Gelest Incorporated

          $135.00

        15. 9.9.15 Handy & Harman Limited

          $82.00

        16. 9.9.16 Henkel AG & Company KGaA

          $211.00

        17. 9.9.17 ICM Products Incorporated

          $274.00

        18. 9.9.18 Jiangsu Hongda New Material Company Limited

          $82.00

        19. 9.9.19 Johnson & Johnson

          $97.00

        20. 9.9.20 Kaneka Corporation

          $88.00

        21. 9.9.21 KCC Corporation

          $192.00

        22. 9.9.22 Kemira Oyj

          $140.00

        23. 9.9.23 Milliken & Company

          $88.00

        24. 9.9.24 Momentive Performance Materials Incorporated

          $287.00

        25. 9.9.25 NuSil Technology LLC

          $154.00

        26. 9.9.26 Provista SA de CV

          $82.00

        27. 9.9.27 Rogers Corporation

          $212.00

        28. 9.9.28 Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited

          $318.00

        29. 9.9.29 Silchem Incorporated

          $123.00

        30. 9.9.30 Silteq Limited

          $82.00

        31. 9.9.31 Specialty Silicone Products Incorporated

          $105.00

        32. 9.9.32 Total SA

          $159.00

        33. 9.9.33 Wacker Chemie AG

          $355.00

        34. 9.9.34 Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industrial Group Company Limited

          $111.00

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