According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, "US Glassmaking Silica Sand Market by purity, types, applications, end-users, and by sub-regions: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2017-2027", the market was valued at USD 1,065.6 Million in 2019 and is expected to grow at a healthy growth rate of 3.6% by the year 2027. The US glassmaking silica sand market is anticipated to grow significantly during forecast period.

The demand for glass products is growing as these products are decorative, luxurious, and functional material is various uses. Hence, the growing demand for glass products is ultimately driving the demand for glassmaking silica sand, which in turn is driving the US glassmaking silica sand market.

US Glassmaking Silica Sand market has been fragmented based on purity, types, applications, end-users and by region. In terms of purity, the US glassmaking silica sand market is categorized as high purity, ultra-high purity. Based on types, the market is classified as Less than 40 mesh, 40-70 mesh, More than 70 mesh.

Depending on applications, market is segmented as flat plates and windows, containers, fiberglass, display/glass, and others. Based on end-users, market is segregated as food & beverages, industrial, pharmaceutical, scientific instrument & analytical research, construction, automotive, cookware & utensils, and others. By sub-regions US glassmaking silica sand market is segmented as west, Midwest, northeast, southeast, and southwest.

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The effect of COVID-19 pandemic situation has led to the closure of several non-essential businesses reducing the demand for industrial goods in the world, which in turn, is affecting several industries worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down the production activities across industries producing silica sand and its applications in the country.

The demand for glassmaking silica sand has declined throughout the pandemic, as many glass manufacturers have completely shut down or halted their production. Moreover, industries such as automobile and construction have halted temporarily in the country during the lockdown period and this in turn is lowering the demand for glass products from these end-user industries.

The crisis is likely to force some companies to think about changing their business models. Regarding the glassmaking silica sand market as demand has been growing at low growth rate during pandemic situation, production and processing of glassmaking silica sand has been stopped or halted and the market is expected to witness sluggish growth post COVID.

As per Growth Market Reports' industry analyst Vidya Jadhav “In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and succeeding limitations on industrial activities, end-user industries including automotive, construction, electronics industry, and ithers have reduced their production. The demand for glassmaking silica sand is thus facing a slender decline across regions in US.

The market is expected to remain affected for the next 3 quarters of 2021. However, the demand for glassmaking silica sand in US is anticipated to gain its pre pandemic momentum in terms demand in next 2 years.”

Key Takeaways from the Study

  • Midwest sub-region holds highest share of glassmaking silica sand market in the US. Presence of leading glass products manufacturers in Midwest is driving the strong growth in this region. The region is expected to retain its dominance throughout forecast period.
  • The high purity segment is projected to fuel the market growth by registering substantial CAGR during the forecast period due to its high efficient outcomes and sustainable results in several applications. This growth is projected to emerge the sales of key manufacturers from the high purity segment than the ultra-high purity segment.
  • The food and beverages industry contributes significantly to the demand for glassmaking silica sand market due to strong demand for containers as an attractive packaging alternative.

Report Scope

Report Metric


Market Value in 2019

USD 1,065.6 Million

Market Growth Rate (from 2020 to 2027)


Historical Data

2017 & 2018

Base Year


Forecast Period

2020 – 2027

Market Segments

Purity, Types, Applications, End-Users, And Regions.

Country Scope

United States

Sub-region Scope

West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest

Key Companies Profiled

Covia, U.S. Silica, Emerge Energy Services, Badger Mining Corporation, Hi-Crush Inc., Preferred Sands,Inc, Sibelco, Minerali Industriali S.r.l, Aggregate Industries, Quarzwerke Group, WOLFF & MÜLLER, Source Energy Services, Liberty Materials, Inc, signal peak silica, Eagle Materials, Inc.

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Target Audience

  • Supply-side: silica sand products manufacturers, raw material suppliers, primary respondents, and distributors,
  • Demand Side: Flat Plates and Windows manufacturers, glass containers manufacturers, fiberglass manufacturers, display/glass manufacturers, Glass doors and Windows manufacturers, Automotive glass panels manufacturers, solar panel manufacturers, and others.
  • Regulatory Side: Concerned government authorities, commercial research & development (R&D) institutions, and other regulatory bodies.
  • Associations and Industry Bodies: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Industrial Sand Association (NISA), Industrial Minerals Association (IMA), Glass Association of North America (GANA), Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC)