Global silica sand market is projected to witness a CAGR of close to 7% during the forecast period. Owing to its properties, such as purity, high temperature resistant, grain size, hardness, and inertness, silica sand, which is also known as industrial sand, is widely used in various industries. Silica sand has always been an important ingredient in metallurgical and glass making activities. But currently, it is being used for numerous well diversified applications like paving roads, oil and water filtration, glass making, coal burning boilers, foundries, sand blasting, industrial casting, among others, which is anticipated to drive the growth of global silica sand market through 2024. Additionally, governments across the globe are offering substantial subsidies to produce silica sand which projected to positively influence the market growth over the coming years.

The global silica sand market is segmented based on application, grade, iron content, region and company. Based on application, the market can be segmented into glass manufacturing, foundry, hydraulic fracturing, chemical production, construction, paints & coatings, ceramics & refractories, and others. Among the applications, glass manufacturing is the largest segment for industrial silica sand which can be attributed to the rapidly expanding glass manufacturing industry in growing economies like India and China. Moreover, hydraulic fracturing segment is estimated to register a significant growth in the coming years due to rising demand for silica sand as a proppant in the hydraulic fracturing market. In addition to this, rapid development in shale oil and gas exploration market is another key factor propelling the demand for this segment through 2024.

Major players operating in the global silica sand market include Deere and Company, Chongqing Changjiang River Moulding Material (Group) Co. Ltd, Fairmount Santrol, SCR- Sibelco, U.S. Silica Holdings, Mitsubishi Corporation, Tochu Corporation, Quarzwerke GmbH, Badger Mining, Emerge Energy Services and others. The companies are launching new products in order to stay competitive in the market. Other competitive strategies include mergers & acquisitions to expand their geographic reach.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2014-2017

Base Year: 2018

Estimated Year: 2019

Forecast Period: 2020–2024

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyse and forecast the market size of global silica sand market.
  • To classify and forecast global silica sand market based on application, grade, iron content, company and regional distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for global silica sand market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in global silica sand market.
  • To conduct pricing analysis for global silica sand market.
  • To identify and analyse the profile of leading players operating in global silica sand market.


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TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of 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 new products, distribution channels and presence of all major players across the globe.

TechSci Research calculated the market size of global silica sand market using a bottom-up approach, wherein data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast 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:

  • Silica sand manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and other stakeholders
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Organizations, forums and alliances related to silica sand   
  • 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 in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

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

  • Market, By Application:
    • Glass Manufacturing
    • Foundry
    • Hydraulic fracturing
    • Chemical Production
    • Construction
    • Paints & Coatings
    • Ceramics & Refractories
    • Others
  • Market, By Grade:
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • Others
  • Market, By Iron Content:
    • <0.05%
    • 0.051-0.10%
    • 0.11-0.20%
    • Above 0.20%
  • Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • United States
      • Mexico
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • Spain
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • India 
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Australia
    • Middle East & Africa
      • South Africa
      • UAE
      • Saudi Arabia
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Colombia

Competitive Landscape

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

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Company Information

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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Executive Summary

4.    Voice of Customer

5.    Global Silica Sand Market Outlook

5.1.  Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1.     By Value

5.2.  Market Share & Forecast

5.2.1.     By Application (Glass Manufacturing, Foundry, Hydraulic fracturing, Chemical Production, Construction, Paints & Coatings, Ceramics & Refractories, and Others)

5.2.2.     By Grade (A, B, C, D, E, F & Others)

5.2.3.     By Iron Content (<0.05%, 0.051-0.10%, 0.11-0.20% and Above 0.20%)

5.2.4.     By Region

5.2.5.     By Company (2018)

5.3.  Market Attractiveness Market

6.    North America Silica Sand Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

6.1.1.     By Value & Volume

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.     By Application

6.2.2.     By Grade

6.2.3.     By Iron Content

6.2.4.     By Country

6.3.  North America: Country Analysis

6.3.1.     United States Silica Sand Market Outlook

6.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.1.1.1.             By Value & Volume

6.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.1.2.1.             By Application

6.3.2.     Canada Silica Sand Market Outlook

6.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.2.1.1.             By Value & Volume

6.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.2.2.1.             By Application

6.3.3.     Mexico Silica Sand Market Outlook

6.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.3.1.1.             By Value & Volume

6.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.3.2.1.             By Application

7.    Europe Silica Sand Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1.     By Value & Volume

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.     By Application

7.2.2.     By Grade

7.2.3.     By Iron Content

7.2.4.     By Country

7.3.  Europe: Country Analysis

7.3.1.     France Silica Sand Market Outlook

7.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.1.1.1.             By Value & Volume

7.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.1.2.1.             By Application

7.3.2.     Germany Silica Sand Market Outlook

7.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.2.1.1.             By Value & Volume

7.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.2.2.1.             By Application

7.3.3.     United Kingdom Silica Sand Market Outlook

7.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.3.1.1.             By Value & Volume

7.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.3.2.1.             By Application

7.3.4.     Italy Silica Sand Market Outlook

7.3.4.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.4.1.1.             By Value & Volume

7.3.4.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.4.2.1.             By Application

7.3.5.     Spain Silica Sand Market Outlook

7.3.5.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.5.1.1.             By Value & Volume

7.3.5.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.5.2.1.             By Application

8.    Asia-Pacific Silica Sand Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

8.1.1.     By Value & Volume

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.     By Application

8.2.2.     By Grade

8.2.3.     By Iron Content

8.2.4.     By Country

8.3.  Asia-Pacific: Country Analysis

8.3.1.     China Silica Sand Market Outlook

8.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.1.1.1.             By Value & Volume

8.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.1.2.1.             By Application

8.3.2.     India Silica Sand Market Outlook

8.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.2.1.1.             By Value & Volume

8.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.2.2.1.             By Application

8.3.3.     Japan Silica Sand Market Outlook

8.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.3.1.1.             By Value & Volume

8.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.3.2.1.             By Application

8.3.4.     South Korea Silica Sand Market Outlook

8.3.4.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.4.1.1.             By Value & Volume

8.3.4.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.4.2.1.             By Application

8.3.5.     Australia Silica Sand Market Outlook

8.3.5.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.5.1.1.             By Value & Volume

8.3.5.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.5.2.1.             By Application

9.    Middle East and Africa Silica Sand Market Outlook

9.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

9.1.1.     By Value & Volume

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.     By Application

9.2.2.     By Grade

9.2.3.     By Iron Content

9.2.4.     By Country

9.3.  MEA: Country Analysis

9.3.1.     South Africa Silica Sand Market Outlook

9.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.1.1.1.             By Value & Volume

9.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.1.2.1.             By Application

9.3.2.     Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Market Outlook

9.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.2.1.1.             By Value & Volume

9.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.2.2.1.             By Application

9.3.3.     UAE Silica Sand Market Outlook

9.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.3.1.1.             By Value & Volume

9.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.3.2.1.             By Application

10.  South America Silica Sand Market Outlook

10.1.              Market Size & Forecast

10.1.1.  By Value & Volume

10.2.              Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1.  By Application

10.2.2.  By Grade

10.2.3.  By Iron Content

10.2.4.  By Country

10.3.South America: Country Analysis

10.3.1.  Brazil Silica Sand Market Outlook

10.3.1.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.1.1.1.           By Value & Volume

10.3.1.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.1.2.1.           By Application

10.3.2.  Argentina Silica Sand Market Outlook

10.3.2.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.2.1.1.           By Value & Volume

10.3.2.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.2.2.1.           By Application

10.3.3.  Colombia Silica Sand Market Outlook

10.3.3.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.3.1.1.           By Value & Volume

10.3.3.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.3.2.1.           By Application

11.  Market Dynamics

11.1.              Drivers

11.2.              Challenges

12.  Market Trends & Developments

13.  Competitive Landscape

13.1.              Competition Outlook

13.2.              Company Profiles

13.2.1.  Deere and Company

13.2.2.  Chongqing Changjiang River Moulding Material (Group) Co. Ltd

13.2.3.  Fairmount Santrol

13.2.4.  SCR- Sibelco

13.2.5.  U.S. Silica Holdings

13.2.6.  Mitsubishi Corporation

13.2.7.  Tochu Corporation

13.2.8.  Quarzwerke GmbH

13.2.9.  Badger Mining

13.2.10.Emerge Energy Services

14.  Strategic Recommendations

15.  About Us & Disclaimer

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