Global proppant market is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 6.8%, in value terms, during 2018-2023. Growing demand for ceramic materials, increasing demand from developing countries, growing emphasis of using derivatives in various applications, growth in confectionary and bakery, increasing usage of proppant in hydraulic fracturing and excessive R&D activities are some factors, that will propel the demand for proppant over the next five years. North America is anticipated to remain a strong contributor in the Proppant market in the forecast period, owing to high investment in medical research facilities. APAC is expected to register faster CAGR than any other region, backed by advancement in medical industry.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2013-2016

Base Year: 2017

Estimated Year: 2018

Forecast Period: 2018-2023

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyse and forecast market size of the global proppant market, in terms of values and volume.
  • To define, classify and forecast the global Proppant on the basis of type and region.
  • To scrutinize the detailed market segmentation and forecast the market size, in terms of value, on the basis of region by segmenting global proppant into five regions, namely, North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and MEA.
  • To identify tailwinds and headwinds for the global proppant market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product development, contracts and mergers & acquisitions in the global proppant market.
  • To evaluate competitor and trends in the global proppant market.
  • To strategically profile the leading players, which are involved in of proppant market globally.


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Some of the major players operating in the global proppant are

Carbo Ceramics Inc., Saint-Gobain Proppants Inc., U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc., JSC Borovichi Refractories Plant, Yixing Orient Petroleum Proppant Co., Ltd., Mineração Curimbaba Ltda, China Gengsheng Minerals, Inc. Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. etc.

TechSci Research performed primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci research sourced a list of proppant manufacturers globally. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research was able to include manufacturers, distributors and dealers that could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analysed type & regional presence of all major proppant manufacturers across the globe.

TechSci Research calculated the market size for the global Proppant using a bottom-up approach, where manufacturers’ value data for type of (frac sand proppant, resin-coated proppant & ceramic proppant), proppant was recorded as well as forecast for the future years was made. TechSci Research sourced these values from industry experts and company representatives, and externally validated through analyzing historical sales data of respective manufacturers to arrive at the overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company annual reports, white papers, investor presentations and financial reports were also used by the TechSci Research.


Key Target Audience:

  • Global proppant manufacturers
  • Research organizations and consulting companies
  • Organizations, associations and alliances related to Proppant
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers.
  • Industry associations
  • Raw Material Suppliers

 The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for industry stakeholders, such as manufacturers, dealers, distributors and policy makers, which market segments should be targeted over the proppant coming years (next five years) in order to strategize investments and capitalize on growth of the market.

Report Scope:

In this report, global Proppant has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Market, by Type:
    • Global Proppant Market        
      • Frac Sand Proppant
      • Resin-Coated Proppant
      • Ceramic Proppant
  • Market, by Geography:
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
      • Rest of North America
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Australia
      • India
      • Rest of APAC
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Colombia
      • Rest of South America
    • MEA
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • South Africa
      • Rest of MEA

Competitive Landscape

Competition Benchmarking: Benchmarking of leading 10 players

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in the global proppant market.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, TechSci Research offers customizations according to the company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Channel Partner Analysis

  • Detailed list of manufacturers and distributors across the globe.

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).

Product Information

  • Detailed analysis of new proppant development in the market and their driving forces in the market.

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1.       Product Overview

2.       Research Methodology

3.       Executive Summary

4.       Voice of Customer

4.1.  Product Quality

4.2.  Product Awareness

4.3.  Pricing 

4.4.  Factor Influencing Purchase Decision

5.       Global Proppant Market Outlook 

5.1.     Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1.  By Value & Volume

5.2.     Market Share & Forecast

5.2.1.  By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

5.2.2.  By Company

5.2.3.  By Region

5.2.4.  Market Attractiveness Index (By Type & By Region)

6.       Asia-Pacific Proppant Market Outlook

6.1.     Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1.   By Value & Volume

6.2.      Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.  By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

6.2.2.  By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia & Rest of Asia Pacific)

6.2.2.1. China Proppant Market Outlook

6.2.2.1.1. Market Size & Forecast

6.2.2.1.1.1. By Value & Volume

6.2.2.1.2. Market Share & Forecast

6.2.2.1.2.1. By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

6.2.2.2. India Proppant Market Outlook

6.2.2.2.1. Market Size & Forecast

6.2.2.2.1.1. By Value & Volume

6.2.2.2.2. Market Share & Forecast

6.2.2.2.2.1. By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

6.2.2.3. Japan Proppant Market Outlook

6.2.2.3.1. Market Size & Forecast

6.2.2.3.1.1. By Value & Volume

6.2.2.3.2. Market Share & Forecast

6.2.2.3.2.1. By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

6.2.2.4. Australia Proppant Market Outlook

6.2.2.4.1. Market Size & Forecast

6.2.2.4.1.1. By Value & Volume

6.2.2.4.2. Market Share & Forecast

6.2.2.4.2.1. By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

6.2.2.5. South Korea Proppant Market Outlook

6.2.2.5.1. Market Size & Forecast

6.2.2.5.1.1. By Value & Volume

6.2.2.5.2. Market Share & Forecast

6.2.2.5.2.1. By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

7.       North America Proppant Market Outlook

7.1.     Market Size & Forecast

7.1.1.   By Value & Volume

7.2.      Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.  By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)  

7.2.2.  By Country (United States, Canada, Mexico & Rest of North America)

7.2.2.1. United States Proppant Market Outlook

7.2.2.1.1. Market Size & Forecast

7.2.2.1.1.1. By Value & Volume

7.2.2.1.2. Market Share & Forecast

7.2.2.1.2.1. By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

7.2.2.2. Canada Proppant Market Outlook

7.2.2.2.1. Market Size & Forecast

7.2.2.2.1.1. By Value & Volume

7.2.2.2.2. Market Share & Forecast

7.2.2.2.2.1. By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

7.2.2.3. Mexico Proppant Market Outlook

7.2.2.3.1. Market Size & Forecast

7.2.2.3.1.1. By Value & Volume

7.2.2.3.2. Market Share & Forecast

7.2.2.3.2.1. By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

8.       South America Proppant Market Outlook

8.1.     Market Size & Forecast

8.1.1.   By Value & Volume

8.2.      Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.  By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)  

8.2.2.  By Country (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia & Rest of South America)

8.2.2.1. Brazil Proppant Market Outlook

8.2.2.1.1. Market Size & Forecast

8.2.2.1.1.1. By Value & Volume

8.2.2.1.2. Market Share & Forecast

8.2.2.1.2.1. By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

8.2.2.2. Argentina Proppant Market Outlook

8.2.2.2.1. Market Size & Forecast

8.2.2.2.1.1. By Value & Volume

8.2.2.2.2. Market Share & Forecast

8.2.2.2.2.1. By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

8.2.3.  By End-Use Industry (Municipal, Pulp & Paper, Textile, Oil & Gas, Mining & Others

8.2.3.1. Colombia Proppant Market Outlook

8.2.3.1.1. Market Size & Forecast

8.2.3.1.1.1. By Value & Volume

8.2.3.1.2. Market Share & Forecast

8.2.3.1.2.1. By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

9.       Europe Proppant Market Outlook

9.1.     Market Size & Forecast

9.1.1.   By Value & Volume

9.2.      Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.  By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)  

9.2.2.  By Country (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain & Rest of Europe)

9.2.2.1. Germany Proppant Market Outlook

9.2.2.1.1. Market Size & Forecast

9.2.2.1.1.1. By Value & Volume

9.2.2.1.2. Market Share & Forecast

9.2.2.1.2.1. By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

9.2.2.2. France Proppant Market Outlook

9.2.2.2.1. Market Size & Forecast

9.2.2.2.1.1. By Value & Volume

9.2.2.2.2. Market Share & Forecast

9.2.2.2.2.1. By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

9.2.2.3. United Kingdom Proppant Market Outlook

9.2.2.3.1. Market Size & Forecast

9.2.2.3.1.1. By Value & Volume

9.2.2.3.2. Market Share & Forecast

9.2.2.3.2.1. By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

9.2.2.4. Italy Proppant Market Outlook

9.2.2.4.1. Market Size & Forecast

9.2.2.4.1.1. By Value & Volume

9.2.2.4.2. Market Share & Forecast

9.2.2.4.2.1. By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

9.2.2.5. Spain Proppant Market Outlook

9.2.2.5.1. Market Size & Forecast

9.2.2.5.1.1. By Value & Volume

9.2.2.5.2. Market Share & Forecast

9.2.2.5.2.1. By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

10.    MEA Proppant Market Outlook

10.1. Market Size & Forecast

10.1.1.    By Value & Volume

10.2.  Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1.   By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)  

10.2.2.   By Country (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iraq, South Africa & Rest of MEA)  

10.2.2.1. Saudi Arabia Proppant Market Outlook

10.2.2.1.1.  Market Size & Forecast

10.2.2.1.1.1.  By Value & Volume

10.2.2.2.  Market Share & Forecast

10.2.2.2.1.1.  By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

10.2.2.3. UAE Proppant Market Outlook

10.2.2.3.1.  Market Size & Forecast

10.2.2.3.1.1.  By Value & Volume

10.2.2.3.2.  Market Share & Forecast

10.2.2.3.2.1.  By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

10.2.2.4. Iraq Proppant Market Outlook

10.2.2.4.1.  Market Size & Forecast

10.2.2.4.1.1.  By Value & Volume

10.2.2.4.2.  Market Share & Forecast

10.2.2.4.2.1.  By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

10.2.2.5. South Africa Proppant Market Outlook

10.2.2.5.1.  Market Size & Forecast

10.2.2.5.1.1.  By Value & Volume

10.2.2.5.2.  Market Share & Forecast

10.2.2.5.2.1.  By Type (Frac Sand Proppant, Resin-Coated Proppant & Ceramic Proppant)

11.    Market Dynamics

11.1.  Drivers/Opportunities

11.2.  Challenges/Pitfalls

12.    Market Trends & Deployments

13.    Competitive Landscape

13.1. Company Profiles (Top 10 Companies)

14.  Strategic Recommendations

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