The global silica sand market reached around US$ 14.1 Billion in 2020. 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, sandblasting, 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. Looking forward, the global silica sand market to exhibit moderate growth during the next five years.
Global Silica Sand Market Drivers:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global silica sand market report, along with forecasts for growth at the global, regional and country-level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on region, and end-use.
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, 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.
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.
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:
The global silica sand market size was valued at US$ 14.1 Billion in 2020.
According to the estimates by IMARC Group, the global silica sand market is expected to witness a CAGR of 6.20% from 2021 to 2026.
The expanding oil and gas industry, along with the rising product utilization in shale gas production, represent some of the key drivers for the global silica sand market.
The rising adoption of silica sand in the manufacturing process of numerous innovative glass-based products, such as lightweight glazing glass, flat glass, and solar control glazing glass, represents one of the key trends in the global silica sand market.
Sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across several nations resulting in temporary closure of numerous end-use industries for silica sand, thereby limiting the product demand.
On the basis of the end use, the market has been segmented into the glass industry, foundry, hydraulic fracturing, filtration, abrasives, and others. At present, the glass industry exhibits a clear dominance in the market.
Region-wise, the market has been classified into the United States, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Australia, and others, where the United States dominates the global market.
The key companies in the global silica sand market are Atlas Resin Proppants, Badger Mining Corporation, Cemex, Fairmount Minerals Limited, FlexFrac Proppant Sand Suppliers, FTS International Services, Hedrick Industries Incorporated, Manley Brothers of Indiana, Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC, Nugent Sand Company, etc.
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