World Refractories

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World Refractories - World demand to rise 3.4% per annum through 2016

Global refractory demand is projected to grow at a 3.4 percent annual rate through 2016 to 46.3 million metric tons, an improvement over the 2006-2011 period. Product sales will climb 5.3 percent per year in value terms to $46.5 billion in 2016, not as strong as gains registered in recent years because of a moderation in raw material costs and refractory prices.

There are three main factors that impact the world refractory market total: output levels in major end use markets, the manufacturing methods used in these industries, and the nature of the refractory products utilized. Increases in refractory demand through 2016 will be stimulated by an acceleration in construction and other fixed investment activity as economic conditions continue to improve, leading to stepped up output of steel, aluminum, cement, and other goods made using refractories. A pickup in personal consumption expenditures will also result in higher demand for everything from glass containers to motor vehicles, contributing to growth in refractory sales as industry production levels rise.

Increased use of refractories in chemicals manufacturing, incinerators, and a variety of other small volume markets will also help bolster overall product sales. However, the manufacturing methods utilized in key end use industries will continue to become more efficient, refractory technologies will improve further, and demand for longer lasting, higher end refractories will climb. This will lead to reduced intensity of usage and limit global market advances.

Global iron & steel market to dominate refractory sales

The iron and steel market will continue to dominate refractory sales worldwide, accounting for almost three-fifths of all 2016 product demand in volume terms. Gains will come primarily from a pickup in global steel output. The market for refractories used in nonferrous metals production will climb at about the same pace for similar reasons.

China to account for 72% of volume gains worldwide

Refractory sales will expand most quickly in developing areas, reflecting an ongoing shift in metals and other heavy industry production to countries with low cost structures. The Asia/Pacific region, in particular, will post the largest tonnage increases, followed by the Africa/Mideast region, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe. China alone will account for 72 percent of all refractory volume gains between 2011 and 2016, due both to additional growth in its huge steel, cement, and other heavy manufacturing industries, and the use of less sophisticated production methods in steelmaking and other important markets than those used in economically advanced nations.

The volume of refractories consumed will also rise in the US, Western Europe, and Japan following an extended period of decline, as economic conditions grow stronger in these areas and output of ferrous metals and other refractory-using products rebounds. Output gains in these areas are more likely to result in higher refractory demand because the manufacturing techniques utilized are already so efficient that it will be much more difficult to reduce refractory consumption on a per unit output basis than in less developed countries. Due to their greater use of more costly, high quality products, the US, Western Europe, and Japan will account for a somewhat larger share of the world refractory market total in dollar terms (19 percent in 2016) than they will in tonnage (14 percent).

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INTRODUCTION

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT

General

World Macroeconomic Overview

Recent Historical Trends
World Economic Outlook
World Fixed Investment Trends

World Manufacturing Outlook

World Crude Steel Outlook

World Glass Outlook

Container Glass
Flat Glass
World Cement Outlook

Pricing Trends

Technology

Basic Refractory Properties
Refractory Shapes & Forms
Refractory Materials
Other Technological Developments
III. OVERVIEW

Overall

Regional Overview

Demand
Production
International Trade
Demand by Market

Iron & Steel

Steelmaking Technology

Steel Refractory Manufacturers & Products

Nonferrous Metals

Nonmetallic Minerals
Other
Demand by Form

Bricks & Shapes

Monolithics & Other

Demand by Material

Clay

Nonclay

IV. NORTH AMERICA

North America: General

North America: Refractory Supply & Demand

North America: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

United States

Canada

Mexico

V. WESTERN EUROPE

Western Europe: General

Western Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand

Western Europe: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

Germany

Italy

France

Spain

United Kingdom

Other Western Europe

Belgium
Austria
All Other
VI. ASIA/PACIFIC

Asia/Pacific: General

Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply & Demand

Asia/Pacific: Refractory Outlook & Suppliers

China

India

Japan

South Korea

Taiwan

Australia

Other Asia/Pacific

VII. OTHER REGIONS

Central & South America

Refractory Supply & Demand
Refractory Outlook & Suppliers
Brazil
Other Central & South America
Eastern Europe

Refractory Supply & Demand
Refractory Outlook & Suppliers
Russia
Ukraine
Poland
Other Eastern Europe
Africa/Mideast

Refractory Supply & Demand
Refractory Outlook & Suppliers
Turkey
Iran
South Africa
Other Africa/Mideast
VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

General

Market Share

Leading Refractory Producers
Leading Raw Material Suppliers
Product Development & Manufacturing

Marketing & Distribution

Cooperative Agreements

Financial Issues & Requirements

Mergers, Acquisitions, & Industry Restructuring

Company Profiles

Alcoa Incorporated
Allied Mineral Products Incorporated
Almatis GmbH
Alteo Holding
AluChem Incorporated
American Precast Refractories, see Allied Mineral Products
ANH Refractories Company
Bosai Minerals Group Company Limited
BURTON GmbH & Company KG
Calderys, see Imerys
Calucem GmbH
Carborundum Universal Limited
C-E Minerals, see Imerys
Chamottes Europe BU, see Imerys
China GengSheng Minerals Incorporated
China National Bluestar Group Company Limited
Chosun Refractories Company Limited
Clayburn Industrial Group Limited
CoorsTek Incorporated
Corning Incorporated
DAMREC sas, see Imerys
DSF Refractories & Minerals Limited
Dyson Group plc
Elkem, see China National Bluestar Group
ESK-SiC GmbH
Guizhou Kaifeng Mining, see Bosai Minerals Group
Haicheng Houying Corporation Limited
Harbison-Walker Refractories, see ANH Refractories
Imerys SA
Jiachen Group
Kerneos, see Materis Holding Luxembourg
Krosaki Harima Corporation
Krosaki Magnesita Refractories, see Krosaki Harima and Magnesita Refratários
Kümas Manyezit Sanayi AS
Kyanite Mining Corporation
Lhoist SA
Liaoning Jinding Magnesite Group Company Limited
Magnesita Refratários SA
Materis Holding Luxembourg SA
Metallurgica, see Vesuvius
Minerals Technologies Incorporated
Minteq International, see Minerals Technologies
Morgan Crucible Company plc
North American Refractories, see ANH Refractories
OCL India Limited
Orkla ASA
Puyang Refractories Group Company Limited
Qinghua Refractories Company Limited
Rath AG
Refractory Specialties, see Unifrax I
Refratechnik Holding GmbH
Resco Products Incorporated
RHI AG
Rio Tinto Group
Saffil, see Unifrax I
Saint-Gobain
SANAC SpA
Shandong Luyang Share Company Limited
Shandong Refractories Group Company Limited
Shinagawa Refractories Company Limited
Shin-Nippon Thermal Ceramics, see Krosaki Harima and Morgan Crucible
Sinosteel Refractory Company Limited
Specialty Ceramics, see Unifrax I
Timcal, see Imerys
Treibacher Schleifmittel, see Imerys
TYK Corporation
Unifrax I LLC
United Company RUSAL
VacuForm, see Unifrax I
Vesuvius plc
Xiyang Group Company Limited
Other Companies Mentioned in Study

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region
2 World Gross Fixed Investment by Region
3 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region
4 World Crude Steel Production by Region
5 World Container Glass Demand by Region
6 World Flat Glass Production by Region
7 World Cement Production by Region
8 World Refractory Prices
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

1 World Refractory Volume Demand by Region
2 World Refractory Value Demand by Region
3 World Refractory Shipments by Region
4 World Refractory Net Exports by Region
5 World Refractory Demand by Market
6 World Iron & Steel Refractory Demand by Region
7 World Nonferrous Metals Refractory Demand by Region
8 World Nonmetallic Minerals Refractory Demand by Region
9 World Other Markets Refractory Demand by Region
10 World Refractory Demand by Form
11 World Brick & Shape Refractory Demand by Region
12 World Monolithics & Other Refractory Demand by Region
13 World Refractory Demand by Material
14 World Clay Refractory Demand
15 World Nonclay Refractory Demand
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America: Refractory Supply & Demand
2 North America: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
3 United States: Refractory Supply & Demand
4 United States: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
5 Canada: Refractory Supply & Demand
6 Canada: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
7 Mexico: Refractory Supply & Demand
8 Mexico: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand
2 Western Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material,
& Market
3 Germany: Refractory Supply & Demand
4 Germany: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
5 Italy: Refractory Supply & Demand
6 Italy: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
7 France: Refractory Supply & Demand
8 France: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
9 Spain: Refractory Supply & Demand
10 Spain: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
11 United Kingdom: Refractory Supply & Demand
12 United Kingdom: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
13 Other Western Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand
14 Other Western Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
15 Other Western Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand by Country
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply & Demand
2 Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
3 China: Refractory Supply & Demand
4 China: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
5 India: Refractory Supply & Demand
6 India: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
7 Japan: Refractory Supply & Demand
8 Japan: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
9 South Korea: Refractory Supply & Demand
10 South Korea: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
11 Taiwan: Refractory Supply & Demand
12 Taiwan: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
13 Australia: Refractory Supply & Demand
14 Australia: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
15 Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Supply & Demand
16 Other Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

1 Central & South America: Refractory Supply & Demand
2 Central & South America: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
3 Brazil: Refractory Supply & Demand
4 Brazil: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
5 Other Central & South America: Refractory Supply & Demand
6 Other Central & South America: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
7 Eastern Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand
8 Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
9 Russia: Refractory Supply & Demand
10 Russia: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
11 Ukraine: Refractory Supply & Demand
12 Ukraine: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
13 Poland: Refractory Supply & Demand
14 Poland: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
15 Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Supply & Demand
16 Other Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
17 Africa/Mideast: Refractory Supply & Demand
18 Africa/Mideast: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
19 Turkey: Refractory Supply & Demand
20 Turkey: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
21 Iran: Refractory Supply & Demand
22 Iran: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
23 South Africa: Refractory Supply & Demand
24 South Africa: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
25 Other Africa/Mideast: Refractory Supply & Demand
26 Other Africa/Mideast: Refractory Demand by Form, Material, & Market
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 Finished Refractory Sales by Company, 2011
2 Selected Cooperative Agreements
3 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 World Refractory Prices, 2001-2021
2 Melting Points of Industrial Minerals & Refractories
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

1 World Refractory Demand by Region, 2011
2 Change in Refractory Demand Between 2011 & 2016 by Region
3 World Refractory Demand in Metric Tons: Projected 2011-2016 Annual Rate of Growth
4 World Refractory Shipments by Region, 2011
5 World Refractory Demand by Market, 2011
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America: Refractory Demand by Country, 2011
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe: Refractory Demand by Country, 2011
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific: Refractory Demand by Country, 2011
SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

1 Eastern Europe: Refractory Demand by Country, 2011
2 Africa/Mideast: Refractory Demand by Country, 2011
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 World Refractory Market Share, 2011
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