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World demand to rise 5.9% annually through 2017World demand for silicones will rise 5.9 percent per year to
$18.9 billion in 2017. Gains will represent an acceleration from recent historical trends, stimulated by an improved outlook for global manufacturing and construction activity from the recession-plagued 2007-2012 period, particularly in
North America and
Western Europe. Increases in silicone demand will also benefit from the rising use of high value materials in emerging applications, particularly in the newly industrialized nations of the world where the use of silicones is not yet mature. Advances will be limited, however, by the high cost of silicones relative to competitive materials in many applications.
Asia/Pacific region to remain fastest growing marketThe
Asia/Pacific region has risen to become the leading market for silicones, accounting for nearly 40 percent of global demand in 2012. Asian silicone demand grew nearly 10 percent annually from 2002 to 2012, fueled primarily by the rapid advancement of
China as a silicone consumer. While slowing to some extent through 2017, silicone demand growth in the
Asia/Pacific region will remain the world's fastest. Gains will be driven by continued strong growth in
China, the emergence of
India as a leading silicone market, and a favorable economic outlook for the higher income countries in the region. Above-average growth is also forecast for Central and
Eastern Europe, and the
Africa/ Mideast region, areas in which silicone demand per capita is currently among the lowest in the world. While silicone demand in the more mature regions of
North America and
Western Europe will rise at a pace below the global average through 2017, advances will be a marked improvement over the performance of the 2007-2012 period. In
North America, demand for silicone will benefit from a strong rebound in construction spending as the large US market continues to recover from a housing slump. West European demand will be fueled be a turnaround in manufacturing and construction activity through the forecast period. As silicones become increasingly well established in these regions, technological advancements and product innovation will become essential for long-term market growth.
Construction to be most rapidly growing applicationElectrical and electronics was the leading outlet for silicones in 2012, and will be bolstered by demand in high-growth new applications such as components for LEDs and solar energy products. The most rapid increases, however, will be in the construction market, driven in large part by a recovery in the siliconeintensive construction sectors of the US and
Western Europe. More moderate gains are expected for outlets such as paper production, textiles, and plastic additives, restrained by slow-growing markets and limited new applications.
Silicone gels, elastomers to offer best growth prospectsElastomers and fluids were the two leading silicone product types in 2012. Stronger growth is expected for elastomers, which will benefit from the rebounding construction market and rapid growth in the developing world. The fastest increases, however, will be for silicone gels and other smaller-volume products, fueled by emerging opportunities in electronic components and motor vehicles.
Study coverageThis upcoming Freedonia industry study,
World Silicones, is priced at $6100. It presents historical demand data (2002, 2007, 2012) plus forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by market, product, world region, and for 15 countries. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles 32 global industry competitors. TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION ixI. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4General 4Global Economic Overview 5Recent Historical Trends 5World Economic Outlook 7World Population Outlook 10World Construction Outlook 12World Manufacturing Overview 14World Chemicals Outlook 16World Motor Vehicle Production Outlook 18World Health Care Overview 21Technology 24Basic Silicone Synthesis 25Siloxane 25Silicone Products 27Environmental & Regulatory Trends 30 III. OVERVIEW 33General 33Demand by Region 34Demand by Market 37Electrical & Electronic 40Construction 43Transportation 45Health & Personal Care 49Chemical 53Other Markets 56Demand by Product 59Elastomers 61Fluids 64Resins 68Gels & Other 71Production & Trade 74 IV. NORTH AMERICA 77Economic Overview 77Silicone Demand 79 United States 81 Canada 87 Mexico 91 V. WESTERN EUROPE 97Economic Overview 97Silicone Demand 99 Germany 102 France 107 Italy 112 United Kingdom 117 Spain 121Other Western Europe 126 VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 133Economic Overview 133Silicone Demand 135 China 138 Japan 145 South Korea 152 India 156 Taiwan 161Other Asia/Pacific 166 VII. OTHER REGIONS 173Central & South America 173 Brazil 177Other Central & South America 181 Eastern Europe 186 Russia 190Other Eastern Europe 195 Africa/Mideast 200 VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 206General 206Market Share 208Acquisitions & Divestitures 213Marketing Strategies 214Channels of Distribution 215Technology & Manufacturing 217Research & Development 218Cooperative Agreements 219Company Profiles 223ACC Silicones, see Caledonia InvestmentsAllergan Incorporated 224Amber Chemical, see Caledonia InvestmentsArlon Silicone Technologies, see Handy & HarmanAshland Incorporated 227Asia Silicones Monomer, see Shin-Etsu ChemicalBasildon Chemical, see KCCBerkshire Hathaway Incorporated 229Bluestar Silicones International, see China NationalBluestar GroupBostik, see TotalCaledonia Investments plc 231China National Bluestar Group Company Limited 235Clariant International Limited 240CRI-SIL Silicone Technologies LLC 242CSL Silicones Incorporated 243Dongyue Group Limited 244Dow Corning Corporation 245Elkem, see China National Bluestar GroupEmerald Performance Materials LLC 251Evonik Industries AG 253GB Silicone Technology Limited 258Gelest Incorporated 259Handy & Harman Limited 261Henkel AG & Company KGaA 263Hutchinson, see TotalJiangsu Hongda New Material Company Limited 266Johnson & Johnson 267Kaneka Corporation 268KCC Corporation 270Kemira Oyj 273Lubrizol, see Berkshire HathawayMentor Worldwide, see Johnson & JohnsonMilliken & Company 275Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC 276NuSil Technology LLC 282Provista SA de CV 286Quantum Silicones, see Caledonia InvestmentsRogers Corporation 287Saint-Gobain 289Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited 292Silchem Silicone Chemicals Incorporated 296Siovation, see Caledonia InvestmentsSiVance Specialty Silicones, see Milliken & CompanySpecialty Silicone Products Incorporated 299Total SA 301Wacker Chemie AG 304Zhejiang Wynca Chemical Industry Group CompanyLimited 309Zhejiang Xinan Momentive Performance Materials, seeMomentive Performance Materials Holdings andZhejiang Wynca Chemical Industry Group LIST OF TABLESSECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARYSummary Table 3 SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 102 World Population by Region 123 World Construction Expenditures by Region 144 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region 165 World Chemical Manufacturing Value Added by Region 186 World Motor Vehicle Production 217 World Health Care Expenditures 24 SECTION III -- OVERVIEW1 World Silicone Demand by Region 362 World Silicone Demand by Market 393 World Electrical & Electronic Markets for Silicones 434 World Construction Markets for Silicones 455 World Transportation Markets for Silicones 496 World Health & Personal Care Markets for Silicones 537 World Chemical Markets for Silicones 558 Other World Markets for Silicones 599 World Silicone Demand by Product 6010 World Silicone Elastomer Demand by Region & Market 6411 World Silicone Fluid Demand by Region & Market 6812 World Silicone Resin Demand by Region & Market 7113 World Silicone Gel & Other Silicone Demand by Region& Market 74 SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA1 North America: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 782 North America: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 803 United States: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 834 United States: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 855 Canada: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 886 Canada: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 907 Mexico: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 938 Mexico: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 95 SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE1 Western Europe: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 992 Western Europe: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 1013 Germany: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 1044 Germany: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 1065 France: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 1096 France: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 1117 Italy: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 1148 Italy: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 1169 United Kingdom: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 11810 United Kingdom: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 12011 Spain: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 12312 Spain: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 12513 Other Western Europe: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 12814 Other Western Europe: Silicone Demand by Market& Product 13015 Other Western Europe: Silicone Demand by Country 132 SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC1 Asia/Pacific: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 1352 Asia/Pacific: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 1373 China: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 1404 China: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 1435 Japan: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 1476 Japan: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 1507 South Korea: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 1538 South Korea: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 1559 India: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 15810 India: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 16011 Taiwan: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 16312 Taiwan: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 16513 Other Asia/Pacific: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 16814 Other Asia/Pacific: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 17015 Other Asia/Pacific: Silicone Demand by Country 172 SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS1 Central & South America: Key Indicators for SiliconeDemand 1752 Central & South America: Silicone Demand by Market& Product 1763 Brazil: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 1784 Brazil: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 1805 Other Central & South America: Key Indicators for SiliconeDemand 1836 Other Central & South America: Silicone Demandby Market & Product 1857 Eastern Europe: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 1888 Eastern Europe: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 1909 Russia: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 19210 Russia: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 19411 Other Eastern Europe: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 19712 Other Eastern Europe: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 19913 Africa/Mideast: Key Indicators for Silicone Demand 20214 Africa/Mideast: Silicone Demand by Market & Product 204 SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE1 World Silicone Sales by Company, 2012 2082 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 2143 Selected Cooperative Agreements 221 LIST OF CHARTSSECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT1 World Siloxane Production, 2012 27 SECTION III -- OVERVIEW1 World Silicone Demand by Region, 2002-2022 372 World Silicone Demand by Market, 2012 393 World Silicone Demand by Product, 2012 61 SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA1 North America: Silicone Demand by Country, 2012 81 SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE1 Western Europe: Silicone Demand by Country, 2012 102 SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC1 Asia/Pacific: Silicone Demand by Country, 2012 138 SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE1 World Silicone Market Share, 2012 209To order this report: Plastic Industry: World Silicones Market
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