Increasing Construction in Emerging Markets
Construction sector in Asia-Pacific is the largest in the world. The increasing infrastructure construction activities are the major drivers for the Asia-Pacific construction industry. In addition, the entry of major construction players from the EU into the lucrative market in countries like China, has further fueled the industry’s growth. Owing to their business potential, countries, such as Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea have become hosts to numerous national and international events. The move has accelerated the demand for hotels, shopping malls, high-rise buildings, arenas, and stadiums (both outdoor and indoor), thereby, boosting the construction industry in the respective regions. In addition, the ongoing construction activities in Russia for FIFA 2018 and the construction projects taking place in the GCC region (accounting for about USD 2 trillion) positively impact the global market.
Magnesite refractories are known for their excellent resistance to basic slags (high in case of iron-rich and lime-rich slags), in spite of their poor physical properties. Magnesite refractory bricks are used in many forms, including magnesite brick, burned magnesite brick, fused magnesite brick, and others. It is also used in combination with many materials, such as magnesite alumina brick, magnesite alumina spinel brick, and various others. Increasing number of applications and the recovering steel industry are fueling the demand for magnesite refractories. This demand is projected to grow at an average pace during the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific Dominates the Market
Asia-Pacific has the highest share in the market, accounting for nearly 59% of the global market share in 2017. The market for Asia-Pacific is driven majorly by the increasing construction activities coupled with supportive government regulations. In the recent years, the construction industry has seen a massive growth. With the growing population and needs for houses, schools, hospitals in the region, the demand for refractories is expected to rise from cement and iron & steel industries. Huge consumer base and cheaper manufacturing costs in the Asia-Pacific region are drawing-in high FDIs, with India and China being the major countries.
China is the Largest Consumer
The Chinese construction market is the largest in the world and is demonstrating a slower growth rate of 10.16% from 2015. With the minimum growth rates of the construction and automotive sectors, the market for refractories has been impacted, adversely. However, with the increasing crude steel production in the country, the demand for refractories is expected to rise during the forecast period. The rising government investments in the transport infrastructure and water conversation sector is expected to maintain the growth rates of the construction sector in the country. In addition to all this, the approval of “Green building evaluation standard” by the government shall boost the green building market, hence benefitting the market for refractories market.
Key Developments in the Market
- December 2017: A memorandum of cooperation has been signed between Magnesite Group, Mitsui Bussan Metals Co. Ltd and Mitsui & Co. Ltd for the production and supply of high quality fused periclase.
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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 and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Regulations & Policies
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Strong Iron & Steel Production in Asia-Pacific
4.1.2 Increase in the Production of Non-ferrous Materials
4.1.3 Increasing Construction Activities in Emerging Markets
4.1.4 High Demand from the Glass Industry
4.2.1 Environmental Concerns and Health and Safety Issues
4.3.1 Growth Potential of the Indian Steel Industry
4.3.2 Other Opportunities
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Product Type
5.1.1 Non-clay Refractory
18.104.22.168 Magnesite Bricks
22.214.171.124 Zirconia Bricks
126.96.36.199 Silica Bricks
188.8.131.52 Chromite Bricks
5.1.2 Clay Refractory
184.108.40.206 High Alumina
5.2 By End-User Industry
5.2.1 Iron & Steel
5.2.2 Energy & Chemicals
5.2.3 Non-ferrous Metal
6. Regional Market Analysis
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.5 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
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 (Overview, Financials*, Products & Services, Recent Developments, and Analyst View)
9.1 Chosun Refractories Co. Ltd
9.2 Harbisonwalker International
9.3 IFGL Refractories Ltd
9.4 Imerys Group
9.5 Krosaki Harima Corporation
9.6 Magnezit Group
9.7 Minerals Technologies Inc.
9.8 Morgan Advanced Materials
9.10 Resco Products Inc.
9.11 RHI Magnesita
9.12 Shinagawa Refractories Co. Ltd
9.14 ...list not exhaustive
11. * subject to availability on public domain
- CHOSUN REFRACTORIES CO. LTD
- HARBISONWALKER INTERNATIONAL
- IFGL REFRACTORIES LTD
- MAGNEZIT GROUP
- MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
- MORGAN ADVANCED MATERIALS
- RESCO PRODUCTS INC.