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Article Title: Silica sand demand to grow by 5% in N America: Freedonia
By: Davide Ghilotti
Publication: Industrial Minerals, 11/1/2016
Freedonia Study: World Industrial Silica Sand (3469)

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Weak energy prices will continue to affect demand for silica sand in fracking applications, although other end uses are expected to show a clearer growth trend, including construction, chemicals and flat glass.
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Article Title: Race to the bottom for region's sand miners
By: SIMON ROUGHNEEN
Publication: Nikkei Asian Review, 7/19/2017
Freedonia Study: World Industrial Silica Sand (3469)

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As Asia's economies grow and its cities modernize, the region's voracious appetite for construction materials has driven demand for sand -- alongside illegal trade of the commodity -- to unprecedented levels. With rapid urbanization and infrastructure expansion, some countries are mining surrounding seas and their river and lake beds at a pace that could have grave implications for the environment.
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Article Title: Frac Sand Market Projected to Expand
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Publication: Rock Products, 2/23/2017
Freedonia Study: World Industrial Silica Sand (3469)

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According to the study “World Industrial Silica Sand Market” by the Freedonia Group, although the hydraulic fracturing industry has struggled for the past year or so, it will remain the fastest growing market for silica sand on a global basis through 2020. Given silica sand's importance in industrial applications, however, there are other stories about the mineral that are worth telling, particularly in regions outside North America.
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