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Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Market: By Form: Wet, Dry; By Type: Frac Sand, Filter Sand, Coated Sand, Others; By Application: Glass Industry, Foundry, Construction, Ceramic and Refractories, Others; Historical Market and Forecast (2016-2026); Market Dynamics; Value Chain Analysis; Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Market Outlook

The Saudi Arabia silica sand market attained a volume of 1.3 MMT in 2020 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% in the forecast period of 2021-2026 to attain a volume of 2.1 MMT by 2026.     

 

Wet Form Segment to Account for a Significant Share in the Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Industry

Based on form, wet silica sand is expected to hold a substantial share of the Saudi Arabia silica sand industry owing to its heightened demand in the construction and glass production sector. This demand can be attributed to the high silica content found in wet silica sand and its precise size, distribution, and shape of sand granules, making it feasible for construction, filtration, golf courses, and ceramics production.

 

Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Market

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The growth can also be observed in the frac sand segment, based on type, as it is increasingly used to release natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids from the pores on rocks. Some of its properties include high resistance to being crushed and a round granule shape, among others.

 

Glass Industry to Augment the Growth of the Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Industry

The glass industry is expected to influence a significant market share in the Saudi Arabia silica sand industry. This growth can be associated with the increasing demand for silica sands in the glass industry from neighbouring countries such as the UAE, where most of the imported silica sand comes from Saudi Arabia. According to a report issued by Glass International dated September 2018, Saudi Arabia has no shortage of high-grade silica through which most of the silica sand demands in the glass industry of the MENA region are met by Saudi Arabia.

 

Silica Sand: Industry Definition and Segmentation

Silica sand, also known as white sand or quartz sand, comprises two main elements, silicon and oxygen. Silica sand is formulated, when through water and air, quartz is crumbled into tiny granules. It comes in different shades, usually white or colourless, based on the rock residues and the other minerals that make up the resource. Sand material should comprise 95% silicon dioxide and only about 0.6% iron oxide for it to be considered silica sand; otherwise, it is regarded as regular sand. Some of the benefits of silica sand include its worldwide availability, high melting point, high compression strength, and durability, appropriate particle distribution and size, and high elasticity.

By form, the market is divided into:

  • Wet
  • Dry

Based on type, the industry can be categorised into:

  • Frac Sand 
  • Filter Sand 
  • Coated Sand 
  • Others

On the basis of application, the market can be segmented into:

  • Glass Industry 
  • Foundry 
  • Construction
  • Ceramic and Refractories
  • Paint and Coating 
  • Chemical Production
  • Oil and Gas 
  • Filtration 
  • Others

 

Government Initiatives to Increase Solar Power Generation Under the National Renewable Energy Programme Expected to Drive the Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Industry

According to a report published by Arab News, dated April 2021, the country aims to increase the generation capacity of renewable energy to 58.7 gigawatts by 2030, out of which 40 gigawatts would be from solar power as per the National Renewable Energy Programme. Saudi Arabia is ranked 6th globally in its solar energy generation capacity. In this regard, low iron silica sand is preferable in the generation of solar glass, which is expected to provide a thrust to the market's overall growth.

A potential constraint in the industry growth is the sand depletion crisis due to rapidly depleting sand resources worldwide.

 

Key Industry Players in the Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Market

The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the Saudi Arabia silica sand market, covering their competitive landscape, capacity, and latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, and investments, expansions of capacity, and plant turnarounds:

  • Muadinoon
  • Al Salam Al Ma'asi Co. (ASAMCO)
  • Delmon Group
  • BMS Factories
  • Al-Rashed Cement Company
  • Others

The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the industry based on the Porter's five forces model and SWOT analysis.

 

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2020
Historical Period 2016-2020
Forecast Period 2021-2026
Scope of the Report Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- Form, Type, Application
Breakup by Form Wet, Dry
Breakup by Type Frac Sand, Filter Sand, Coated Sand, Others
Breakup by Application Glass Industry, Foundry, Construction, Ceramic and Refractories, Paint and Coating, Chemical Production, Oil and Gas, Filtration, Others
Market Dynamics SWOT, Porter's Five Forces, EMR’s Key Indicators for Price and Demand
Trade Data Analysis Major Importing Countries by Value and Volume, Major Exporting Countries by Value and Volume
Price Analysis Historical and Forecast Price Trends- Regional
Competitive Landscape Market Structure, Company Profiles- Company Overview, Product Portfolio, Demographic Reach and Achievements, Certifications
Companies Covered Muadinoon, Al Salam Al Ma'asi Co. (ASAMCO), Delmon Group, BMS Factories, Al-Rashed Cement Company, Others
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1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Snapshot
    6.1    Saudi Arabia
7    Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8    Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Historical Market (2016-2020) 
    8.3    Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Market Forecast (2021-2026)
    8.4    Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Market by Form
        8.4.1    Wet
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.2    Dry
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
    8.5    Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Market by Type
        8.5.1    Frac Sand
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.2    Filter Sand
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.3    Coated Sand
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.4    Others
    8.6    Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Market by Application
        8.6.1    Glass Industry
            8.6.1.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.2    Foundry
            8.6.2.1    Market Share
            8.6.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.3    Construction
            8.6.3.1    Market Share
            8.6.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.4    Ceramic and Refractories
            8.6.4.1    Market Share
            8.6.4.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.4.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.5    Paint and Coating
            8.6.5.1    Market Share
            8.6.5.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.5.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.6    Chemical Production
            8.6.6.1    Market Share
            8.6.6.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.6.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.7    Oil and Gas
            8.6.7.1    Market Share
            8.6.7.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.7.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.8    Filtration
            8.6.8.1    Market Share
            8.6.8.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.8.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.9    Others
9    Market Dynamics
    9.1    SWOT Analysis
        9.1.1    Strengths
        9.1.2    Weaknesses
        9.1.3    Opportunities
        9.1.4    Threats
    9.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        9.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        9.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        9.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        9.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        9.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    9.3    EMR’s Key Indicators for Demand
    9.4    EMR’s Key Indicators for Price
10    Value Chain Analysis
11    Trade Data Analysis (HS Code - 250510)

    11.1    Major Importing Countries
        11.1.1    By Volume
        11.1.2    By Value
    11.2    Major Exporting Countries
        11.2.1    By Volume
        11.2.2    By Value
12    Price Analysis
    12.1    Saudi Arabia Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
13    Competitive Landscape
    13.1    Market Structure
    13.2    Company Profiles
        13.2.1    Muadinoon
            13.2.1.1    Company Overview
            13.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            13.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            13.2.1.4    Certifications
        13.2.2    Al Salam Al Ma'asi Co. (ASAMCO)
            13.2.2.1    Company Overview
            13.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            13.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            13.2.2.4    Certifications
        13.2.3    Delmon Group
            13.2.3.1    Company Overview
            13.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            13.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            13.2.3.4    Certifications
        13.2.4    BMS Factories
            13.2.4.1    Company Overview
            13.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            13.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            13.2.4.4    Certifications
        13.2.5    Al-Rashed Cement Company
            13.2.5.1    Company Overview
            13.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            13.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            13.2.5.4    Certifications
        13.2.6    Others
14    Industry Events and Developments

 

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1    Manufacturing Process
    1.1    Overview
    1.2    Detailed Process Flow
    1.3    Operation Involved
2    Project Requirement and Cost Analysis
    2.1    Land, Location and Site Development
    2.2    Construction
    2.3    Plant Machinery
    2.4    Cost of Raw Material
    2.5    Packaging
    2.6    Transportation
    2.7    Utilities
    2.8    Manpower
    2.9    Other Capital Investment

 

List of Figures and Tables

1.    Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2016 and 2026
2.    Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Historical Market: Breakup by Form (MMT), 2016-2020
3.    Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Market Forecast: Breakup by Form (MMT), 2021-2026
4.    Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Historical Market: Breakup by Type (MMT), 2016-2020
5.    Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (MMT), 2021-2026
6.    Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Historical Market: Breakup by Application (MMT), 2016-2020
7.    Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (MMT), 2021-2026
8.    Major Importing Countries by Volume (2020)
9.    Major Exporting Countries by Volume (2020)
10.    Major Importing Countries by Value (2020)
11.    Major Exporting Countries by Value (2020)
12.    Saudi Arabia Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2016-2026
13.    Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Market Structure

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