US demand for advanced ceramics will grow 3.8 percent annually through 2012. Growth in the key electronic component market will be based on materials substitution, as ceramics gain use over alternatives. The medical product market will grow the fastest, benefiting from the increasing use of ceramics in joint implants and dental procedures. This study analyzes the $10.5 billion US advanced ceramics industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by ceramic type (e.g., alumina, titanate, ferrite, zirconate, silicon), product (e.g., monolithics, coatings, matrix composites), process and market (e.g., electronic components, electrical equipment, machinery). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 industry players, including Kyocera, Ceradyne and CoorsTek.