Refractory products have a multitude of uses, from lining furnaces in steel mills to building a backyard pizza oven. The total domestic market for refractory ceramics produced by the industry (notably bricks, blocks, mortar, castables and crucibles) is expected to total $300 million in 2012-13, with exports of $35 million and import penetration of $135 million (45% of domestic demand). The industry is expected to generate revenue of $200 million in 2012-13, and industry value added is estimated at $75 million. Revenue is expected to have contracted by an annualised 3.0% over the five years through 2012-13.
Companies in the industry manufacture industrial ceramics or refractory products. Activities include the manufacture of clay refractory products such as mortar, brick, block, tile, and fabricated clay refractories such as melting pots; and nonclay refractory, mortar, brick, block, tile, and fabricated nonclay refractories such as graphite, magnesite, silica, or alumina crucibles.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.