The Silica Market Update is a bi-annual report on current conditions and future prospects for the global precipitated silica industry. The September 2016 issue includes 9 tables detailing silica demand by region, market, and application, current pricing by application and region (US, EU, China), nameplate production capacity by company and country, and recent and proposed capacity expansion projects. The report includes a separate Excel spreadsheet providing extensive supplemental data, including demand by market, demand by country, and production capacity by company and plant.
The report provides annual demand for all years 2007 through 2015, as well as forecasts for all years from 2016 through 2020 as well as 2025. Volume demand is provided in tons. Market segments covered in the report include tires, non-tire rubber (MRG, silicones and footwear), dentifrice, nutrition/health (food, ag feed, pharma, and cosmetics), and industrial (paper, battery separators, paints/coatings, other applications). Applications are reinforcing fillers, abrasives, thickeners, anticaking agents, carriers, extending fillers, battery separators, matting/flatting agents, antiblocking agents, and defoamers. Average pricing is provided for various grades for the US, the EU, and China.