Global Silicon Metal Market - Segmented by Type, Application, and Geography - Trends, and Forecasts (2017 - 2022)

  • ID: 4402562
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 125 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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  • Dow Corning Corporation
  • Ferroglobe PLC
  • The Quartz Corporation
  • Wacker Chemie AG
  • MORE
The global silicon metal market was valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is projected to register an estimated CAGR of XX% during 2017-2022 (the forecast period). The increasing use of silicon metal in the automotive, aerospace, and solar industries is expected to drive the market during 2017-2022 (the forecast period).

Silicon metal is a hard, brittle, and blue-grey lustrous semi-conductive metal, which is used to manufacture solar cells, steel, and microchips, along with various other commodities. Due to the properties such as high corrosion resistivity, machinability, and high thermal conductivity; silicon metal is widely used to manufacture aluminum alloys, silicones, semiconductors, and solar panels.

A major market driver is the continuous growing demand for silicon metal for the production of aluminum alloys, which are used in the foundry, automotive, and aerospace industries. When used with aluminum, silicon improves hardness, strength, and castability, and, hence, are used significantly in the production of aluminum alloys. Further, they are used to manufacture silicon compounds and silicon wafers, which are used to manufacture semiconductors and photovoltaic cells. As these industries continue to grow, the market for silicon metal is expected to accelerate during 2017-2022 (the forecast period).

In terms of consumption, Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest market size in 2016. During the forecast period, the market is expected to register the highest CAGR of XX% among the regions such as Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East & Africa. Increasing demand for aluminum alloys and silicones from the automotive, electronics, solar, and aerospace industries is expected to significantly drive the silicon metal market, during 2017-2022 (the forecast period).

  • In 2017, Ferroglobe decided to increase the production of ferrosilicon at its Sabón facility in northwest Spain.
  • In 2016, PCC SE started the construction of the world’s most advanced and environmentally compatible silicon metal production plants in Iceland. The project had received an investment of USD 300 million and is expected to be completed by 2018, with a production capacity of 32,000 metric ton per year of silicon metal.
  • Know about: the latest news and innovations of global silicon metal market manufacturers
  • Analyzing various market perspectives with the help of porter’s five forces analysis
  • Which end-user industry of silicon metal will dominate the market
  • Which of the regions will witness the fastest growth during forecast period
  • Identify the latest developments, market shares, and strategies employed by the major market players, such as:
Ferroglobe PLC
The Quartz Corporation
Dow Corning Corporation
Wacker Chemie AG
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1. Introduction
1.1 Scope of the Report
1.2 Research Methodology

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value-Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products & Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Technological Snapshot
3.3.1 Production Process
3.3.2 Technology Licensing and Patent Analysis
3.4 Regulatory Policy Analysis

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Demand for Aluminum-Silicon Alloys
4.1.2 Increasing use in Solar Industry
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 High-cost of production
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Rising Demand for Solar Panel in Asia-Pacific
4.3.2 Other Opportunities

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis ( Market Size, Growth & Forecast)
5.1 By Product Type
5.1.1 Metallurgy grade silicon metal
5.1.2 Chemical grade silicon metal
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Aluminium Alloys
5.2.2 Silicones & Silanes
5.2.3 Semiconductors
5.2.4 Solar Panels
5.2.5 Stainless Steel
5.2.6 Others

6. Regional Analysis ( Market Size, Growth & Forecast)
6.1 Asia-Pacific
6.1.1 China
6.1.2 India
6.1.3 Japan
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.2 Canada
6.2.3 Mexico
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3 Europe
6.3.1 Germany
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.3 Italy
6.3.4 France
6.3.5 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.1 Brazil
6.4.2 Argentina
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa

7. Future of the Market

8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
8.2 Market Share Analysis
8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

9. Company Profiles
9.1 DMG Mori Co., Ltd.
9.2 Dow Corning Corporation
9.3 Ferroglobe PLC
9.4 H.C. Starck GmbH
9.5 Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation
9.6 LDK Solar Co.,Ltd.
9.7 NexWafe Gmbh
9.8 Renewable Energy Corporation
9.9 RIMA Group
9.10 Sil'tronix Silicon Technologies
9.11 Sumco Corporation
9.12 Sun Edison, Inc.
9.13 The Quartz Corporation
9.14 Wacker Chemie AG
9.15 Wynca Group
9.16 Zhejiang Kaihua Yuantong Silicon Industry Co., Ltd.
*List not Exhaustive

10. Disclaimer
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  • The Quartz Corporation
  • Dow Corning Corporation
  • Wacker Chemie AG
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