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Silica Sand Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2017-2022

LONDON, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- nd, also known as industrial sand, is one of the most common varieties of sand found in the world. Due to a high silica content, high strength and non-reactive properties of silica sand, it has found well-diversified applications across various industries globally. Some of its applications include water filtration, glass making, industrial casting, sand blasting, adding texture to slick roads, sand finishes in paints and coatings, etc. Although, the demand of commercial silica products declined due to the global economic crisis in 2009, the market however, once again witnessed continuous growth from 2010. In recent years, the demand of industrial silica sand has also increased significantly in the hydraulic fracturing market. According to IMARC Group, the global silica sand market has grown at a CAGR of around 6% during 2009-2016 with the production volume reaching 179 Million Tons in 2016.

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IMARC's latest study "Silica Sand Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2017-2022" provides a techno-commercial roadmap for setting up a silica sand manufacturing plant. The study, which has been done by one of the world's leading research and advisory firms, covers all the requisite aspects of the silica sand market. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc.

The report has segmented the silica sand market on the basis of five major end-use industries. They include glass, foundry, hydraulic fracturing, filtration and abrasives. Glass currently represents the largest market of the global silica sand consumption in volume terms followed by foundry, hydraulic fracturing, filtration and abrasives. Country-wise, the United States dominates the global silica sand market in terms of production. The United States is followed by Italy, Germany, Turkey and Australia. In terms of consumption, however, the Asia-Pacific region represented the biggest consumer of silica sand followed by North America and Western Europe.

Key Questions Answered in This Report?
How has the silica sand market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What are the key regional markets in the global silica sand industry?
What are the key end uses in the global silica sand industry?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the silica sand industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the silica sand industry?
What is the structure of the silica sand industry and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the silica sand industry?
What are the profit margins in the silica sand industry?
What are the key requirements for setting up a silica sand manufacturing plant?
How are silica sand manufactured?
What are the various unit operations involved in a silica sand plant?
What is the total size of land required for setting up a silica sand plant?
What are the machinery requirements for setting up a silica sand plant?
What are the raw material requirements for setting up a silica sand plant?
What are the packaging requirements for silica sand?
What are the transportation requirements for silica sand?
What are the utility requirements for setting up a silica sand plant?
What are the manpower requirements for setting up a silica sand plant?
What are the infrastructure costs for setting up a silica sand plant?
What are the capital costs for setting up a silica sand plant?
What are the operating costs for setting up a silica sand plant?
What will be the income and expenditures for a silica sand plant?
What is the time required to break-even

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