Industrial Silica Sand Market Segmentation by Type (Wet, Dry, Frac, Filter, Coated Sand, and Others); by End-User Industry (Glass Manufacturing, Foundry, Chemical Production, Construction, Paints and Coatings) – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2030

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Global Industrial Silica Sand Market Regional Synopsis

On the basis of geographical analysis, the global industrial silica sand market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa. The market in the Asia Pacific region is estimated to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period on the back of the increasing construction of shopping malls, commercial buildings, high rise buildings and hotels, and rising use of silica sand in foundries and chemical production in the region. Apart from these, growing demand for fiberglass and flat glass in China and India is also projected to drive the region’s market growth in the coming years. Moreover, the market in North America is assessed to grab the largest share during the forecast period owing to the robust growth of oil and gas sector, and increasing activities in the hydraulic fracturing industry in the region. As per the United States Energy Information Administration, the country exported about 8.51 MMb/d and imported about 7.86 MMb/d of petroleum in the year 2020. In that same year, the US produced about 18.40 million barrels per day (MMb/d) of petroleum, and consumed about 18.12 MMb/d.

The global industrial silica sand market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Industrial Silica Sand Market
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Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth

Refinery catalyst

The chemical industry is a major component of the economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2020, for the U.S., the value added by chemical products as a percentage of GDP was around 1.9%. Additionally, according to the World Bank, Chemical industry in the U.S. accounted for 16.43% to manufacturing value-added in 2018. With the growing demand from end-users, the market for chemical products is expected to grow in future. According to UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), the sales of chemicals are projected to almost double from 2017 to 2030. In the current scenario, Asia Pacific is the largest chemical producing and consuming region. China has the world’s largest chemical industry, that accounted for annual sales of approximately more than USD 1.5 trillion, or about more than one-third of global sales, in recent years. Additionally, a vast consumer base and favourable government policies have boosted investment in China’s chemical industry. Easy availability of low-cost raw material & labour as well as government subsidies and relaxed environmental norms have served as a production base for key vendors globally. On the other hand, according to the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry), the chemical industry in India was valued at 163 billion in 2019 and it contributed 3.4% to the global chemical industry. It ranks 6th in global chemical production. This statistic shows the lucrative opportunity for the investment in businesses in Asia Pacific countries in the upcoming years.

Market Segmentation


Our in-depth analysis of the global industrial silica sand market includes the following segments:

By Type

  • Wet Sand
  • Dry Sand
  • Frac Sand
  • Filter Sand
  • Coated Sand
  • Others

By End-User Industry

  • Glass Manufacturing
  • Foundry
  • Chemical Production
  • Construction
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Ceramics and Refractories
  • Filtration
  • Oil and Gas
  • Others

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Demand for Silica Sand from a Wide Range of Industries
  • Rising Number of Infrastructural and Construction Activities


  • High Transportation Cost of Industrial Silica Sand

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Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

    • Quarzwerke GmbH
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Mitsubishi Corporation
    • U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc.
    • Covia Holdings LLC
    • Sibelco NV
    • Hi-Crush Inc.
    • Chongqing Chnagjiang River Moulding Material Co., Ltd
    • Australian Silica Quartz Group Ltd
    • VRX Silica Limited
    • Adwan Chemical Industries Company


In The News

  • July 2021- U.S. Silica announced that it has increased the prices of its industrial and specialty products including non-contracted silica sand, foundry, diatomaceous earth and clay products used primarily in glass, elastomers, roofing, chemicals, recreation, building products, agricultural, pet litter and other applications.


Global Economic Impact

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Despite Inflation & Fearing Recession, Businesses Across the Globe Expected to Do Better in 2023:

In 2023, market players might incur losses due to huge gap in currency translation followed by contracting revenues, shrinking profit margins & cost pressure on logistics and supply chain.
Controlling Inflation has become the first priority for global economies from last quarter of 2022 and to be followed in 2023. With skewed economic situations, rise in interest rate by governments to control spending and inflation, spiked oil and gas prices, high inflation, geo-political issues including U.S. & China trade war, Russia-Ukraine conflict to intensify the global economic issues.
The interest rates in the U.S. may be less sensitive in 2023 as compared to 2022; sigh of relief for businesses. Positive business sentiments, healthy business balance sheets, growth in construction spending (private construction value in 2022 stood at $1,429.2 billion, 11.7 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $1,279.5 billion spent in 2021, Residential construction in 2022 was $899.1 billion, up by 13.3 percent (±2.1 percent) from $793.7 billion in 2021, non-residential construction touched $530.1 billion, 9.1 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $485.8 billion in 2021.) showcases minimal impact of recession in the country.
Similarly, spiked spending in the European and major Asia economics including, India, China & Japan to showcase less impact on the global demand.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

Key Questions Answered in the Report

1) What are the major factors driving the growth of the industrial silica sand market?

Ans: The major factors driving market growth are increasing demand for silica sand from a wide range of industries and rising number of infrastructural and construction activities.

2) What would be the CAGR of industrial silica sand market over the forecast period?

Ans: The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~7% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2030.

3) What are the challenges affecting the industrial silica sand market growth?

Ans: High transportation cost of the product is estimated to hamper the market growth.

4) Which region will provide more business opportunities for growth of industrial silica sand market in future?

Ans: Asia Pacific will provide more business opportunities for market growth owing to the increasing construction of shopping malls, commercial buildings, high rise buildings and hotels in the region.

5) Who are the major players dominating the industrial silica sand market?

Ans: The major players in the market are Quarzwerke GmbH, Mitsubishi Corporation, U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc., Covia Holdings LLC, Sibelco NV, and others.

6) How are the company profiles selected?

Ans: The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

7) What are the segments in the industrial silica sand market?

Ans: The market is segmented by type, end-user industry, and by region.

8) Which segment captures the largest market size in the type segment in the industrial silica sand market?

Ans: The wet sand segment is anticipated to hold largest market size and is estimated to grow at a robust CAGR over the forecast period and display significant growth opportunities.

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