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Characteristics of Global Refractory Industry Development

At present, the global production of refractory materials is about 45 million tons, China's refractory production accounts for about 65% of the world's total refractories, other production is mainly concentrated in the EU, CIS, the United States, Japan and South Korea and other countries and regions.

Global refractory industry development has the following characteristics:

1.Through the mergers and acquisitions, reorganization and elimination of backward to improve the concentration of refractory industrial production

Developed countries since the nineties of last century, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and operation in the market economy in the natural phase out, so that the rapid increase in production concentration, such as Japan in the 1950s, more than 100 refractory production enterprises, for decades, through mergers and acquisitions , Reorganization and collapse in the market economy tide, trademark cancellation and other forms, so far, only more than 60 refractory enterprises. Another example is the 1970 US 7 independent refractory production enterprises, through several mergers and acquisitions, merged into a company in 2001, that is, "RHI refractories."

2.The total amount of refractory material gradually weakened, the product added value steadily improved
In the premise of the relatively stable demand for refractory materials, due to the continuous adjustment of refractory variety structure, product quality continues to improve, will reduce the demand for refractory materials, but the value-added products is still steadily improving.

Developed countries such as the United States, Japan and Europe have shown a positive growth trend in the growth rate of sales of refractories and higher than the growth rate of refractory production. In particular, some countries refractory production declined year by year, while sales revenue grew year by year.

3.Refractory industry to the formation of large enterprise groups direction

At present, through hundreds of mergers and acquisitions and corporate self-development, refractory industry formed a number of large enterprise groups. Large-scale enterprise groups to make the degree of intensive production, industrial chain gradually extended, and use its strong economic and technological strength and brand advantage, in order to seek greater profit margins.