Global refractories market was valued at around $ 23 billion in 2018 and is projected to cross $ 26 billion by 2024. The growth in the market is led by growing end use industries which include iron & steel, glass, non-ferrous, and power generation industries. Global refractories market is broadly segmented into form, end-use industry and region. Based on form, the market is categorized into shaped refractories and unshaped refractories, of which the latter is anticipated to be the larger contributor to the market growth during forecast period. The growth of unshaped refractories can be predominantly attributed to their high demand in glass, cement and ceramic industries. Manufacturers prefer unshaped refractories than shaped refractories. Based on alkalinity, the market is segmented into acidic, neutral and basic. Of all, basic and acidic refractories are expected to be the major segments of the market during forecast period. The demand for acidic and basic is high owing to their substantial use in glass and ceramic industries.

Based on regions, the market has been segmented as North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East and Africa (MEA). Among these regions, APAC is expected to be the largest market during forecast period on account of increasing production and R&D facilities in the region. Moreover, India, China and Japan are the major contributors to the growth of iron & steel, glass, and non-ferrous metals industries in APAC. These industries are witnessing growth owing to increasing per capita expenditure and growing urbanization. This is further expected to create demand for refractories in the region.

Some of the leading companies operating in global refractories market are RHI Magnesita, Vesuvius, Krosaki Harima, Shinagawa Refractories, Saint-Gobain, Corning Incorporated, Morgan Advanced Materials, Coorstek Incorporated, Harbisonwalker International, Imerys, among others.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2014-2017

Base Year: 2018

Estimated Year: 2019

Forecast Period: 2020–2024

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze and forecast the market size of refractories market.
  • To forecast global refractories market based on form, alkalinity, end-user and regional distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for global refractories market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in global refractories market.
  • To conduct pricing analysis for global refractories market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players involved in the manufacturing of refractories.


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Some of the leading players in the global refractories market are RHI Magnesita, Vesuvius, Krosaki Harima, Shinagawa Refractories, Saint-Gobain, Corning Incorporated, Morgan Advanced Materials, Coorstek Incorporated, Harbisonwalker International, Imerys, among others.

TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of leading manufacturers across the globe. 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 could include the manufacturers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the service offerings, distribution channels and presence of all major players operating in global refractories market.

TechSci Research calculated the market size of refractories using a top-down approach, wherein data for various end user segments was recorded and forecasted for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.


Key Target Audience:

  • Refractories manufacturers and suppliers
  • Government and other regulatory bodies
  • Research institutes and organizations
  • Market research and consulting firms

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as manufacturers and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them to strategize investments and capitalize on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

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

  • Market, by Form:
    • Shaped Refractories
    • Unshaped Refractories
  • Market, by Alkalinity:
    • Acidic
    • Basic
    • Neutral
  • Market, by End User:
    • Power Generation
    • Iron & Steel
    • Non-Ferrous Metals
    • Cement
    • Glass
    • Others
  • Market, by Region:
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Australia
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • France
      • Germany
      • Russia
    • North America
      • United States
      • Mexico
      • Canada
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Colombia
    • Middle East and Africa
      • South Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Qatar

Competitive Landscape

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

Available Customizations:

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

Company Information

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

Profit Margin Analysis

  • Profit margin analysis in case of direct and indirect sales channel.

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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Executive Summary

4.    Voice of Customer

4.1.  Factors to be considered for product selection

4.2.  Factors influencing purchase decision

4.3.  Challenges/issues faced post purchase

4.4.  Unmet needs

5.    Global Refractories Industry Overview

6.    Global Refractories Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size and Forecast

6.1.1.   By Value & Volume

6.2.  Market Share and Forecast

6.2.1.   By Form (Shaped Refractories, Unshaped Refractories)

6.2.2.   By Alkalinity (Acidic, Basic, Neutral)

6.2.3.   By End-User (Power Generation, Iron & Steel, Non-Ferrous Metals, Cement, Glass, Others)

6.2.4.   By Company

6.2.5.   By Region

6.3.    Market Attractive Index

7.    Asia-Pacific Refractories Market Outlook

7.1.   Market Size and Forecast

7.1.1.   By Value and Volume

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.   By Form

7.2.2.   By Alkalinity

7.2.3.   By End-User

7.2.4.   By Country

7.3.  China Refractories Market Outlook

7.3.1.   Market Size and Forecast

7.3.1.1.               By Value

7.3.2.   Market Share and Forecast

7.3.2.1.               By End-User

7.3.2.2.               By Form                                              

7.4.  Japan Refractories Market Outlook

7.4.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.4.1.1.                By Value

7.4.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.4.2.1.                By End-Users

7.4.2.2.                By Form

7.5.   India Refractories Market Outlook

7.5.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.5.1.1.                By Value

7.5.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.5.2.1.                By End-Users

7.5.2.2.                By Form

7.6.  South Korea Refractories Market Outlook

7.6.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.6.1.1.                By Value

7.6.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.6.2.1.                By End-Users

7.6.2.2.                By Form

7.7.  Australia Refractories Market Outlook

7.7.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.7.1.1.                By Value

7.7.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.7.2.1.                By End-Users

7.7.2.2.                By Form

8.     Europe Refractories Market Outlook

8.1.   Market Size and Forecast

8.1.1.   By Value and Volume

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.   By Form

8.2.2.   By Alkalinity

8.2.3.   By End-User

8.2.4.   By Country

8.3.   United Kingdom Refractories Market Outlook

8.3.1.   Market Size and Forecast

8.3.1.1.               By Value

8.3.2.   Market Share and Forecast

8.3.2.1.               By End-Users

8.3.2.2.               By Form                                              

8.4.  Italy Refractories Market Outlook

8.4.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.4.1.1.                By Value

8.4.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.4.2.1.                By End-Users

8.4.2.2.                By Form

8.5.  France Refractories Market Outlook

8.5.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.5.1.1.                By Value

8.5.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.5.2.1.                By End-Users

8.5.2.2.                By Form

8.6.  Germany Refractories Market Outlook

8.6.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.6.1.1.                By Value

8.6.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.6.2.1.                By End-Users

8.6.2.2.                By Form

8.7.   Russia Refractories Market Outlook

8.7.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.7.1.1.                By Value

8.7.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.7.2.1.                By End-Users

8.7.2.2.                By Form

9.    North America Refractories Market Outlook

9.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.1.1.   By Value & Volume

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.   By Form

9.2.2.   By Alkalinity

9.2.3.   By End-User

9.2.4.   By Country

9.3.   United States Refractories Market Outlook

9.3.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.3.1.1.               By Value

9.3.2.   Market Share and Forecast

9.3.2.1.                By End-Users

9.3.2.2.                By Form

9.4.  Mexico Refractories Market Outlook

9.4.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.4.1.1.               By Value

9.4.2.   Market Share and Forecast

9.4.2.1.               By End-Users

9.4.2.2.               By Form          

9.5.   Canada Refractories Market Outlook

9.5.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.5.1.1.               By Value

9.5.2.   Market Share and Forecast

9.5.2.1.                By End-Users

9.5.2.2.                By Form

10.   South America Refractories Market Outlook

10.1.           Market Size and Forecast

10.1.1.                By Value & Volume

10.2.          Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1.                By Form

10.2.2.                By Alkalinity

10.2.3.                By End-User

10.2.4.                By Country

10.3.            Brazil Refractories Market Outlook

10.3.1.                Market Size and Forecast

10.3.1.1.            By Value

10.3.2.                Market Share and Forecast

10.3.2.1.             By End-Users

10.3.2.2.             By Form

10.4.            Argentina Refractories Market Outlook

10.4.1.                Market Size and Forecast

10.4.1.1.            By Value

10.4.2.                Market Share and Forecast

10.4.2.1.             By End-Users

10.4.2.2.             By Form         

10.5.          Colombia Refractories Market Outlook

10.5.1.                Market Size and Forecast

10.5.1.1.            By Value

10.5.2.                Market Share and Forecast

10.5.2.1.             By End-Users

10.5.2.2.             By Form

11.  Middle East & Africa Refractories Market Outlook

11.1.           Market Size and Forecast

11.1.1.                By Value & Volume

11.2.          Market Share & Forecast

11.2.1.                By Form

11.2.2.                By Alkalinity

11.2.3.                By End-User

11.2.4.                By Country

11.3.           South Africa Refractories Market Outlook

11.3.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.3.1.1.            By Value

11.3.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.3.2.1.             By End-Users

11.3.2.2.             By Form

11.4.           Saudi Arabia Refractories Market Outlook

11.4.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.4.1.1.            By Value

11.4.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.4.2.1.             By End-Users

11.4.2.2.             By Form         

11.5.          UAE Refractories Market Outlook

11.5.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.5.1.1.            By Value

11.5.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.5.2.1.             By End-Users

11.5.2.2.             By Form

11.6.          Qatar Refractories Market Outlook

11.6.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.6.1.1.            By Value

11.6.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.6.2.1.             By End-Users

11.6.2.2.             By Form

12.   Market Dynamics

12.1.            Drivers

12.2.           Challenges

13.  Market Trends & Developments

14.  Pricing Analysis

15.  Competitive Landscape

15.1. Competition Benchmarking

15.2. Company Profiles (Leading companies)

15.2.1.   RHI Magnesita

15.2.2.   Vesuvius

15.2.3.   Krosaki Harima

15.2.4.   Shinagawa Refractories

15.2.5.   Saint-Gobain

15.2.6.   Corning Incorporated

15.2.7.   Morgan Advanced Materials

15.2.8.   Coorstek Incorporated

15.2.9.   Harbisonwalker International

15.2.10.              Imerys

            (Note: The companies list can be customized based on the client requirements)

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