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Frac Sand Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024

The global frac sand market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 7% during 2019-2024. Frac sand is a naturally occurring type of crystalline silica that is processed from pure sandstone. It is used as a proppant in the process of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, employed widely by oil and gas companies to extract natural gas, petroleum and related materials by drilling rock or land, known as shale, with a pressurized mixture. This pressurized mixture consists of water, frac sand and various chemicals, which are injected into the rock formations to break open the fractures for the release of fluids such as oil, water and gas. Since the particles of frac sand are uniform with distinct round shape and small grain size, natural fluids can pass between them. It holds an edge over other types of sand since they are usually a mixture of various minerals and rock types, which are less durable than quartz.

Global Frac Sand Market Report

A thriving oil and gas industry is the key factor driving the global market growth. With the number of oil and gas exploration activities on the rise across the globe, the demand for frac sand is also experiencing strong growth. In order to meet the rapidly increasing demand for petroleum and oil and gas worldwide, the technique of hydraulic fracturing is widely being employed by the oil and gas industry. This consequently is increasing the demand for frac sand as well since it is integral to the operation with approximately thousand tons of frac sand being required per hydraulic fracturing process. Additionally, the introduction of fine-mesh frac sand, which enhances the flow of natural fluid while they are released from the shale, is also catalyzing the market growth. Other factors such as its cost-effectiveness when compared with resin-coated and ceramic proppants, are also contributing significantly to its demand.

IMARC Group’s latest report provides a deep insight into the global frac sand market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the global frac sand market in any manner.

Report Coverage:

  • Historical, Current and Future Market Trends
     
  • Market Breakup by Type:
    • White Sand 
    • Brown Sand
    • Others
       
  • Market Breakup by Application:
    • Oil Exploitation
    • Natural Gas Exploration
    • Others
       
  • Market Breakup by Region:
    • North America
    • Asia Pacific
    • Europe
    • Middle East and Africa
    • Latin America

 

Competitive Landscape:

The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being CARBO Ceramics, Emerge Energy Services, Fairmount Santrol, Hi Crush, Source Energy Services, U.S Silica, Preferred Sands, Badger Mining Corporation, Unimin Corporation, Chieftain Sand, Smart Sand Inc., Chongqing Changjiang, etc.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global frac sand market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regional markets in the global frac sand industry?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the product type?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global frac sand industry?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global frac sand industry?
  • What is the structure of the global frac sand industry and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global frac sand industry?
  • What are the profit margins in the global frac sand industry?

1    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5    Global Frac Sand Market
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
    5.3    Market Breakup by Type
    5.4    Market Breakup by Application
    5.5    Market Breakup by Region
    5.6    Market Forecast
6    Market Breakup by Type
    6.1    White Sand
        6.1.1    Market Trends
        6.1.2    Market Forecast
    6.2    Brown Sand
        6.2.1    Market Trends
        6.2.2    Market Forecast
    6.3    Others
        6.3.1    Market Trends
        6.3.2    Market Forecast
7    Market Breakup by Application
    7.1    Oil Exploitation
        7.1.1    Market Trends
        7.1.2    Market Forecast
    7.2    Natural Gas Exploration
        7.2.1    Market Trends
        7.2.2    Market Forecast
    7.3    Others
        7.3.1    Market Trends
        7.3.2    Market Forecast
8    Market Breakup by Region
    8.1    North America
        8.1.1    Market Trends
        8.1.2    Market Forecast
    8.2    Asia Pacific
        8.2.1    Market Trends
        8.2.2    Market Forecast
    8.3    Europe
        8.3.1    Market Trends
        8.3.2    Market Forecast
    8.4    Middle East and Africa
        8.4.1    Market Trends
        8.4.2    Market Forecast
    8.5    Latin America
        8.5.1    Market Trends
        8.5.2    Market Forecast
9    SWOT Analysis
    9.1    Overview
    9.2    Strengths
    9.3    Weaknesses
    9.4    Opportunities
    9.5    Threats
10    Value Chain Analysis
11    Porters Five Forces Analysis

    11.1    Overview
    11.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
    11.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    11.4    Degree of Competition
    11.5    Threat of New Entrants
    11.6    Threat of Substitutes
12    Price Analysis
13    Manufacturing Process
14    Competitive Landscape

    14.1    Market Structure
    14.2    Key Players
    14.3    Profiles of Key Players
        14.3.1    CARBO Ceramics
        14.3.2    Emerge Energy Services
        14.3.3    Fairmount Santrol
        14.3.4    Hi Crush
        14.3.5    Source Energy Services
        14.3.6    U.S Silica
        14.3.7    Preferred Sands
        14.3.8    Badger Mining Corporation
        14.3.9    Unimin Corporation
        14.3.10      Chieftain Sand
        14.3.11      Smart Sand Inc.
        14.3.12      Chongqing Changjiang

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Frac Sand Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Frac Sand Market: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2013-2018
Figure 3: Global: Frac Sand Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2018
Figure 4: Global: Frac Sand Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2018
Figure 5: Global: Frac Sand Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2018
Figure 6: Global: Frac Sand Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2019-2024
Figure 7: Global: Frac Sand Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7: Global: Frac Sand Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 8: Global: Frac Sand Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 9: Global: Frac Sand (White Sand) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2013-2018
Figure 10: Global: Frac Sand (White Sand) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 11: Global: Frac Sand (Brown Sand) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2013-2018
Figure 12: Global: Frac Sand (Brown Sand) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 11: Global: Frac Sand (Other Types) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2013-2018
Figure 12: Global: Frac Sand (Other Types) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 13: Global: Frac Sand (Oil Exploitation) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2013-2018
Figure 14: Global: Frac Sand (Oil Exploitation) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 15: Global: Frac Sand (Natural Gas Exploration) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2013-2018
Figure 16: Global: Frac Sand (Natural Gas Exploration) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 17: Global: Frac Sand (Other Applications) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2013-2018
Figure 18: Global: Frac Sand (Other Applications) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 19: North America: Frac Sand Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2013-2018
Figure 20: North America: Frac Sand Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 21: Asia Pacific: Frac Sand Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2013-2018
Figure 22: Asia Pacific: Frac Sand Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 23: Europe: Frac Sand Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2013-2018
Figure 24: Europe: Frac Sand Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 25: Middle East and Africa: Frac Sand Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2013-2018
Figure 26: Middle East and Africa: Frac Sand Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 27: Latin America: Frac Sand Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2013-2018
Figure 28: Latin America: Frac Sand Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2019-2024

List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Frac Sand Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2024
Table 2: Global: Frac Sand Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Table 3: Global: Frac Sand Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Table 4: Global: Frac Sand Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Table 5: Global: Frac Sand Market Structure
Table 6: Global: Frac Sand Market: Key Players

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