France Silica Sand Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Silica Sand (Wet Sand, Dry Sand, Frac Sand, Filter Sand, Coated Sand, and Others), By Application (Glass Industry, Foundry, Filtration, Abrasives, and Others), and France Silica Sand Market Insights, Industry Trend, Forecasts to 2033.

Industry: Chemicals & Materials


France Silica Sand Market Insights Forecasts to 2033

  • The France Silica Sand Market Size was valued at USD 538.8 Million in 2023.
  • The Market is Growing at a CAGR of 4.02% from 2023 to 2033
  • The France Silica Sand Market Size is Expected to Reach USD 798.93 Million by 2033


France Silica Sand Market

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The France Silica Sand Market is Anticipated to Exceed USD 798.93 Million by 2033, growing at a CAGR of 4.02% from 2023 to 2033.   


Market Overview

Silica sand, often known as industrial sand, is a type of sand that is abundant and can be crystalline or amorphous. Silica sand has the chemical formula SiO2, which is made up of one silicon atom and two oxygen atoms. Silica sand is made from quartz, which is broken down into tiny grains by water and wind over time. Furthermore, reserves of silica sand are extracted through digging, mining below ground, and surface mining in open pit operations. Furthermore, silica sand is connected with features such as strength, durability, and high melting point, especially when compared to iron, copper, and aluminum. Due to these features, silica sand has gained widespread recognition in France's infrastructure business. Since silica sand is the primary component of many building materials, including roofing shingles, mortars, asphalt mixes, cement, and other flooring compounds, it is widely utilized in the production of mortars and concrete. It is also utilized in public works construction, including tunnel construction, which requires pneumatic and electric equipment, excavation machines, and concrete pouring. Furthermore, it is used to demolish masonry and reinforced concrete structures both manually and automatically.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for the France silica sand market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the France silica sand market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segment of the France silica sand market.


France Silica Sand Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2023
Market Size in 2023:USD 538.8 Million
Forecast Period:2023 - 2033
Forecast Period CAGR 2023 - 2033 :4.02%
2033 Value Projection:USD 798.93 Million
Historical Data for:2019-2022
No. of Pages:180
Tables, Charts & Figures:110
Segments covered:By Silica Sand, By Application
Companies covered:: Equoquarz Gmb, SIBELCO, SAMIN, Solvay, Imerys, Fulchiron Industrielle, Argeco Developpement, Sablieres Palvadeau Les Douemes, Termit, and Others
Pitfalls & Challenges:Covid 19 Impact Challanges, Future, Growth and Analysis

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Driving Factors

The Silica Sand market is projected to be driven by rising demand of silica sand in glassmaking applications and the usage of silica in foundries. Silica sand deposits are typically surface mined in open-pit operations, but dredging and underground mining are also used. It has an extremely high melting point, is hard, and chemically inert. These are attractive properties for a variety of industrial applications. It is recognized as a critical raw material, and as such, an adequate and regular supply must be ensured by protecting authorized reserves and conserving silica sand resources. Glassmaking is one of the primary uses for silica sand, and the demand for flat and container glassware as well as the expansion of the glass industry have both increased the market for this material.


Restraining Factors

Sand and gravel prices have risen considerably in the last ten years. Specialty sands, such as frac sand used in hydraulic fracturing to produce oil, command even higher prices.  Calculating the cost of oil is complicated. Sand is heavy, and while useful, it is costly and difficult to transport and handle. They cannot buy or sell futures contracts for other items such as soybeans or gasoline, just as they cannot buy or sell futures contracts for coal.  


Market Segmentation

The France silica sand market share is classified into silica sand and application.


  • The wet sand segment is expected to hold a significant market share through the forecast period.       

The France silica sand market is segmented by silica sand into wet sand, dry sand, frac sand, filter sand, coated sand, and others. Among these, the wet sand segment is expected to hold a significant market share through the forecast period. Wet silica sand is utilized as a high-quality sand source in the glass industry due to its high silica concentration (SiO2). Wet silica sand is most commonly utilized in buildings, the glass industry, golf courses, and other uses. Due to the construction industry's ongoing need, wet silica sand with precise grain dimensions and composition properties is an ideal choice for destination markets.  


  • The glass industry segment is expected to dominate the France silica sand market during the forecast period.       

Based on the application, the France silica sand market is divided into glass industry, foundry, filtration, abrasives, and others. Among these, the glass industry segment is expected to dominate the France silica sand market during the forecast period. This section encompasses flat glass, fiberglass insulation, specialized glass, container glass, and others. Flat glass is commonly utilized in automotive and construction applications, whereas container glass is utilized in food, beverage, and tableware applications, among others.  


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the France silica sand market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Companies

  • Equoquarz Gmb
  • Solvay
  • Imerys
  • Fulchiron Industrielle
  • Argeco Developpement
  • Sablieres Palvadeau Les Douemes
  • Termit
  • Others


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Recent Developments

  • In April 2022, Sibelco announced its takeover of Krynicki Recykling S.A., one of Poland's major glass recyclers, following the acquisition of 100% of Recyverre, a French flat glass recycler. Along with to this news, Sibelco announced the acquisition of silica sand operations in the Netherlands, Spain, and Italy, namely Kremer (Netherlands), Echave, and Bassanetti. Both the glass and silica sand business areas have helped Sibelco expand its operations.


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at France, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2033. Spherical Insights has segmented the France Silica Sand Market based on the below-mentioned segments:


France Silica Sand Market, By Silica Sand

  • Wet Sand
  • Dry Sand
  • Frac Sand
  • Filter Sand
  • Coated Sand
  • Others


France Silica Sand Market, By Application

  • Glass Industry
  • Foundry
  • Filtration
  • Abrasives
  • Others

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