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Proppants Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026

Market Overview:

The global proppants market reached a value of US$ 7.8 Billion in 2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during 2021-2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Proppants are abrasive materials that are employed in the process of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, to keep fissures open in shale rock. They assist in the extraction of oil and gas by forming a channel through which hydrocarbons can flow more freely. It’s widely available in different shapes, sizes, densities and qualities and play a vital role in influencing the final permeability of fissures. These are two types available in the market are naturally occurring (frac sand) and human-made/engineered. Amongst these, man-made proppants are further bifurcated into resin-coated and ceramic variants. It is extensively utilized in the oil and gas industry as they are conductive and crush resistant.

Market Drivers:

The rising demand for oil and natural gas in both developed and emerging economies represents one of the significant growth-inducing factors in the proppants industry. Earlier, oil and natural gas were procured using traditional extraction techniques. As these resources are depleting, there has been a subsequent rise in the adoption of unconventional oil and gas extraction techniques that involve the usage of proppants for smooth flow of resources. Besides this, manufacturers are also introducing new fracking techniques such as horizontal multistage fracturing. Since these techniques are anticipated to gain traction in the coming years, they are creating a positive outlook for the market. Furthermore, enhanced research and development (R&D) to develop lightweight proppant variants are also contributing to the market growth.

Key Market Segmentation: 

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global proppants market, along with forecasts at the global and regional level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on product type and application.

Breakup by Product Type:

  • Resin Coated Sand
  • Ceramic Proppants
  • Frac Sand
     

Frac sand currently represents the most preferred product type owing to its low price.

Breakup by Application:

  • Shale Gas
  • Tight Gas
  • Coal Bed Methane
  • Others
     

At present, shale gas accounts for the majority of the total market share on account of its extensive usage in power generation and transportation.

Regional Insights:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America
     

On the geographical front, North America represents the largest market. This can be accredited to the moderate recovery in oil prices and the introduction of longer laterals to increase natural gas production in the region.

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the market has been analyzed in the report, along with the detailed profiles of the major players operating in the industry. Some of the leading players are:

  • Carbo Ceramics Inc.
  • Saint-Gobain Proppants Inc.
  • U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. 
  • Borovichi Refractories Plant
  • Yixing Orient Petroleum Proppant Co., Ltd.
  • Mineração Curimbaba Ltda.
  • China GengSheng Minerals, Inc.
  • Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc.
  • Superior Silica Sands LLC
  • Hi-Crush Inc.
  • Hexion Inc.
  • Unimin Corporation
  • Preferred Sands LLC
  • Fores Ltd.
  • Badger Mining Corporation (BMC)
  • Smart Sand Inc.
  • Mississippi Sand LLC
  • ChangQing Proppant Corporation
  • Yangquan Changqing Petroleum Proppants Co., Ltd.
  • Eagle Materials Inc.
     

Report Coverage:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2020
Historical Period 2015-2020
Forecast Period 2021-2026
Units US$ Billion
Segment Coverage Product Type, Application, Region
Region Covered  Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Companies Covered Carbo Ceramics Inc., Saint-Gobain Proppants Inc., U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc., Borovichi Refractories Plant, Yixing Orient Petroleum Proppant Co., Ltd., Mineração Curimbaba Ltda., China GengSheng Minerals, Inc., Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc., Superior Silica Sands LLC, Hi-Crush Inc., Hexion Inc., Unimin Corporation, Preferred Sands LLC, Fores Ltd., Badger Mining Corporation (BMC), Smart Sand Inc., Mississippi Sand LLC, ChangQing Proppant Corporation, Yangquan Changqing Petroleum Proppants Co. Ltd., and Eagle Materials Inc.
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Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global proppants market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global proppants market?
  • What are the key regions?
  • Which are the popular product types?
  • What are the key application segments?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global proppants market?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global proppants market?
  • What is the structure of the global proppants market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global proppants market?
  • How are proppants manufactured?

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    Properties
    4.3    Key Industry Trends
5   Global Proppants Market
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
    5.3    Impact of COVID-19
    5.4    Market Breakup by Product Type 
    5.5    Market Breakup by Application 
    5.6    Market Breakup by Region 
    5.7    Market Forecast 
6   Market Breakup by Product Type
    6.1    Resin Coated Sand 
        6.1.1    Market Trends
        6.1.2    Market Forecast
    6.2    Ceramic Proppants 
        6.2.1    Market Trends
        6.2.2    Market Forecast
    6.3    Frac Sand 
        6.3.1    Market Trends
        6.3.2    Market Forecast
7   Market Breakup by Application 
    7.1    Shale Gas 
        7.1.1    Market Trends
        7.1.2    Market Forecast
    7.2    Tight Gas  
        7.2.1    Market Trends
        7.2.2    Market Forecast
    7.3    Coal Bed Methane 
        7.3.1    Market Trends
        7.3.2    Market Forecast
    7.4    Others 
        7.4.1    Market Trends
        7.4.2    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   Global Proppants Industry: SWOT Analysis 
    9.1    Overview 
    9.2    Strengths
    9.3    Weaknesses 
    9.4    Opportunities
    9.5    Threats
10  Global Proppants Industry: Value Chain Analysis 
11  Global Proppants Industry: 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  Global Proppants Industry: Price Analysis 
    12.1      Price Indicators
    12.2      Price Structure
    12.3      Margin Analysis
13  Proppants Manufacturing Process
    13.1    Product Overview
    13.2    Raw Material Requirements
    13.3    Manufacturing Process
    13.4    Key Success and Risk Factors
14  Competitive Landscape
    14.1    Market Structure
    14.2    Key Players
    14.3    Profiles of Key Players
        14.3.1    Carbo Ceramics Inc.    
        14.3.2    Saint-Gobain Proppants Inc. 
        14.3.3    U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc.  
        14.3.4    Borovichi Refractories Plant
        14.3.5    Yixing Orient Petroleum Proppants Co., Ltd. 
        14.3.6    Mineração Curimbaba Ltda 
        14.3.7    China Gengsheng Minerals, Inc. 
        14.3.8    Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. 
        14.3.9    Superior Silica Sands LLC 
        14.3.10      Hi-Crush Partners LP 
        14.3.11      Hexion Inc. 
        14.3.12      Unimin Corporation 
        14.3.13      Preferred Sands LLC 
        14.3.14      Fores Ltd. 
        14.3.15      Badger Mining Corporation (BMC) 
        14.3.16      Smart Sand Inc. 
        14.3.17      Mississippi Sand LLC 
        14.3.18      Changqing Proppants Corporation 
        14.3.19      Yangquan Changqing Petroleum Proppants Co., Ltd. 
        14.3.20      Eagle Materials Inc 


List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Proppants Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Proppants Market: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2015-2020
Figure 3: Global: Proppants Market: Breakup by Product Type (in %), 2020
Figure 4: Global: Proppants Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2020
Figure 5: Global: Proppants Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2020
Figure 6: Global: Proppants Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2021-2026
Figure 7: Global: Proppants Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 8: Global: Proppants Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 9: Global: Proppants Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 10: Global: Proppants (Resin Coated Sand) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 11: Global: Proppants (Resin Coated Sand) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 12: Global: Proppants (Ceramic Proppants) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 13: Global: Proppants (Ceramic Proppants) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 14: Global: Proppants (Frac Sand) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 15: Global: Proppants (Frac Sand) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 16: Global: Proppants (Shale Gas) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 17: Global: Proppants (Shale Gas) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 18: Global: Proppants (Tight Gas) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 19: Global: Proppants (Tight Gas) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 20: Global: Proppants (Coal Bed Methane) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 21: Global: Proppants (Coal Bed Methane) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 22: Global: Proppants (Other Applications) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 23: Global: Proppants (Other Applications) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 24: North America: Proppants Market: Sales Value (In Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 25: North America: Proppants Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 26: Asia Pacific: Proppants Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 27: Asia Pacific: Proppants Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 28: Europe: Proppants Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 29: Europe: Proppants Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 30: Middle East and Africa: Proppants Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 31: Middle East and Africa: Proppants Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 32: Latin America: Proppants Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2015 & 2020
Figure 33: Latin America: Proppants Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Figure 34: Proppants Manufacturing: Process Flow

List of Tables

Table 1: Proppants: General Properties
Table 2: Global: Proppants Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2020 and 2026
Table 3: Global: Proppants Market Forecast: Breakup by Product Type (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Table 4: Global: Proppants Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Table 5: Global: Proppants Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Million US$), 2021-2026
Table 6: Proppants: Raw Material Requirements
Table 7: Global: Proppants Market Structure
Table 8: Global: Proppants Market: Key Players

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