Silica Sand Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

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The global silica sand market was worth around US$ 7 Billion in 2017, registering a CAGR of more than 8% during the year 2010-2017. The market is further projected to cross US$ 10 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of nearly 7% over the forecast period. Silica sand, generally known as industrial sand, is one of the most common varieties of sand found across the world. Industrial silica sand has been mined for thousands of years and was first put to industrial use during 3000-5000 BC for metallurgical and glass making activities. Nowadays, silica sand is being used for well diversified applications including paving roads, glass making, foundries and coal burning boilers, oil and water filtration, industrial casting, sand blasting, etc. Apart from this, it is also used in the hydraulic fracturing process where the demand for silica sand has increased significantly in the recent years. This can be accredited to the advantageous properties of silica sand such as strength, high silica content, as well as resistance to heat and chemical reactions.

Global Silica Sand Market Drivers:

  • The glass market is experiencing high growth due to increased demand from the construction market, rising automotive production and sales, mounting per capita income, and technological advancements. Besides this, emerging trends such as increasing usage of hybrid guide plate, solar control glazing for automotive and building glasses, lightweight glazing glass, and advanced nanotechnology in flat glass are also contributing towards the growth of the glass industry, consequently, boosting the demand for silica sand.
  • Several countries worldwide are preferring naturally available shale gas in order to reduce their dependence on crude oil. Shale gas is extracted through the hydraulic fracturing process, wherein silica sand is used as a proppant. As a result, the growth in the shale gas production is expected to increase the demand for silica sand. 
  • Upcoming infrastructural projects in various countries is envisaged to stimulate the construction industry, thereby mounting the demand for silica sand across different sectors. For instance, the construction of The Nîmes-Montpellier rail bypass, Grand Paris Express, Tour Triangle and the ASVEL arena in France is anticipated to bolster the market growth.


Silica Sand Market Price Trend

Breakup by End-Use:

On the basis of end-use, the report finds that the glass industry accounts for more than a third of the total market share, representing the largest end-use sector. Silica sand forms an essential component in the production of glass containers, flat glass, and speciality glass that are further used in automotive, construction and solar applications. The glass industry is followed by foundry, hydraulic fracturing, filtration, abrasives and others.

Regional Insights:

Region-wise, the United States enjoys the leading position in the global silica sand market. Silica sand is used as a dominant proppant material in hydraulic fracturing in the region as it is more affordable in comparison with its substitutes. The United States is followed by Italy, Germany, Turkey, Australia and Others.

Competitive Landscape:

The global silica sand market is fragmented due to the presence of a large number of manufacturers. The profiles of key players operating in the market have been included in the report.

This report provides a deep insight into the global silica sand industry 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. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis for setting up a silica sand manufacturing plant. The study analyses the processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, 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 silica sand industry in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global silica sand market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regional markets in the global silica sand industry?
  • What are the major end-use sectors in the global silica sand industry?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global silica sand industry?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global silica sand industry?
  • What is the structure of the global silica sand industry and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global silica sand industry?
  • What are the profit margins in the global silica sand industry?
  • What are the key requirements for setting up a silica sand manufacturing plant?
  • How is silica sand manufactured?
  • What are the various unit operations involved in a silica sand manufacturing plant?
  • What is the total size of land required for setting up a silica sand manufacturing plant?
  • What are the machinery requirements for setting up a silica sand manufacturing plant?
  • What are the raw material requirements for setting up a silica sand manufacturing plant?
  • What are the packaging requirements for silica sand?
  • What are the transportation requirements for silica sand?
  • What are the utility requirements for setting up a silica sand manufacturing plant?
  • What are the manpower requirements for setting up a silica sand manufacturing plant?
  • What are the infrastructure costs for setting up a silica sand manufacturing plant?
  • What are the capital costs for setting up a silica sand manufacturing plant?
  • What are the operating costs for setting up a silica sand manufacturing plant?
  • What will be the income and expenditures for a silica sand manufacturing plant?
  • What is the time required to break-even?

1    Preface
2    Research Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5    Global Silica Sand Industry
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
        5.2.1     Volume Trends
        5.2.2     Value Trends
    5.3        Price Trends
    5.4    Market Breakup by Region
    5.5    Market Breakup by End-Use
    5.6    Market Forecast 
    5.7    SWOT Analysis
        5.7.1    Strengths
        5.7.2    Weaknesses
        5.7.3    Opportunities
        5.7.4    Threats
    5.8    Value Chain Analysis
    5.9    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        5.9.1    Overview
        5.9.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.9.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.9.4    Degree of Competition
        5.9.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.9.6    Threat of Substitutes
    5.10    Key Market Drivers and Success Factors
6    Performance of Key Regions
    6.1        United States
    6.2        Italy
    6.3        Malaysia
    6.4        France
    6.5        Germany
7    Market by End-Use
    7.1        Glass Industry
    7.2        Foundry
    7.3        Hydraulic Fracturing
    7.4        Filtration
    7.5        Abrasives
8    Competitive Landscape
9    Silica Sand Manufacturing Process
    9.1    Product Overview
    9.2    Detailed Process Flow
    9.3    Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
    9.4    Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
10   Project Details, Requirements and Costs Involved
    10.1    Land Requirements and Expenditures
    10.2    Construction Requirements and Expenditures
    10.3    Plant Layout
    10.4    Plant Machinery
    10.5    Machinery Pictures
    10.6    Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
    10.7    Raw Material and Final Product Pictures
    10.8    Packaging Requirements and Expenditures
    10.9      Transportation Requirements and Expenditures
    10.10     Utility Requirements and Expenditures
    10.11    Manpower Requirements and Expenditures
    10.12     Other Capital Investments
11   Loans and Financial Assistance
12   Project Economics

    12.1    Capital Cost of the Project
    12.2    Techno-Economic Parameters
    12.3    Product Pricing and Margins Across Various Levels of the Supply Chain
    12.4    Taxation and Depreciation
    12.5    Income Projections
    12.6    Expenditure Projections
    12.7    Financial Analysis
    12.8    Profit Analysis
13   Key Player Profiles


 
List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Silica Sand Industry Overview
Figure 2: Global: Silica Sand Market: Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2010 - 2017
Figure 3: Global: Silica Sand Market: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2010 – 2017
Figure 4: Global: Silica Sand Market: Price Trends (in US$/Ton), 2010 – 2017
Figure 5: Global: Silica Sand Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 6: Global: Silica Sand Market: Breakup by End-Use (in %), 2017
Figure 7: Global: Silica Sand Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2018 - 2023
Figure 8: Global: Silica Sand Market Forecast: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2018 – 2023
Figure 9: Global: Silica Sand Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10: Global: Silica Sand Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 11: Global: Silica Sand Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 12: United States: Silica Sand Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 13: Italy: Silica Sand Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 14: Malaysia: Silica Sand Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 15: France: Silica Sand Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017& 2023
Figure 16: Germany: Silica Sand Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 17: Global Silica Sand Market: Glass Industry Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 18: Global Silica Sand Market: Foundry Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 19: Global Silica Sand Market: Hydraulic Fracturing Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 20: Global Silica Sand Market: Filtration Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 21: Global Silica Sand Market: Abrasives Market (in Million US$), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 22: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 23: Silica Sand Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Products
Figure 24: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Proposed Plant Layout
Figure 25: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 26: Silica Sand Industry: Profit Margins at Various Levels of the Supply Chain 
Figure 27: Silica Sand Production: Manufacturing Cost Breakup (in %)

 
List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Silica Sand Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 2: Global: Silica Sand Market Forecast: Breakup by Region, 2018-2023
Table 3: Global: Silica Sand Market: Market Forecast by Type, 2018-2023 
Table 4: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Land and Site Development (in US$)
Table 5: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Civil Works (in US$)
Table 6: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Cost Related to Machinery (in US$)
Table 7: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements
Table 8: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Salaries and Wages (in US$)
Table 9: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Other Capital Investments (in US$)
Table 10: Details of Financial Assistance Offered by Financial Institutions
Table 11: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Capital Costs (in US$)
Table 12: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Techno-Economic Parameters
Table 13: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Taxation and Depreciation
Table 14: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Income Projections (in US$)
Table 15: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in US$)
Table 16: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis Without Considering the Income Tax Liability
Table 17: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis on Considering the Income Tax Liability
Table 18: Silica Sand Manufacturing Plant: Profit and Loss Account


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