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World Explosives Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Explosives in Thousands of Metric Tons and in US$ Million. The major product segments analyzed are Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, Pyrotechnics, and Other Explosives. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. The report profiles 126 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as AECI Ltd., Alliant Techsystems, Inc., Austin Powders, Dyno Nobel, ENAEX, LSB Industries, NOF Corp, Orica Ltd, Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Co., Sasol Limited, SA d'Explosifs et de Produits Chimique Exchem Plc., Societe Nationale Des Poudres Et Explosifs, and MaxamCorp, S.A.. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources


EXPLOSIVES MCP-2749 
A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT 

CONTENTS 

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 
Disclaimers I-2 
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 
CAGR Disparities Between Historic & Current Data I-3 
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 
Blasting Agents I-4 
Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate I-4 
Ammonium Nitrate-Fuel Oil (ANFO) I-4 
Water Explosives I-4 
Water Gels I-4 
Emulsions I-4 
Slurries I-5 
Propellants I-5 
Pyrotechnics I-5 
Other Explosives I-5 

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

1. Industry Overview II-1 
Market Highlights II-1 
Market Trends II-2 
Nitrogen Compounds Reign over Global Explosives Market II-2 
Rising Ammonium Nitrate Prices Create Concerns II-2 
Industry Structure II-3 
Table 1: Leading Players in the World Market for Explosives 
2005 - Percentage Share Breakdown of Leading Players-Orica, 
Dyno Nobel, AECI, ENAEX, SASOL, Austin Powder, UEE and 
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3 

2. Product Overview II-4 
Product Definition II-4 
Application II-4 
Blasting Agents II-4 
Unprocessed Ammonim Nitrate II-4 
Ammonium Nitrate-Fuel Oil II-4 
Water Explosives II-5 
Propellants II-5 
Pyrotechnics II-5 
Other Explosives II-5 
Broad Classification of Explosives II-5 
Industrial Explosives II-5 
Industrial Explosive Devices (IEDs) II-5 
Incendiary Devices II-6 
Explosive Devices II-6 
Classification of Explosives II-6 
Initiating Explosives II-7 
Lead Azide II-7 
Lead Styphnate II-7 
Mercury Fulminate II-7 
Tetracene II-8 
Boostering Explosives II-8 
Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) II-8 
Tetryl II-8 
RDX II-8 
CH-6 II-8 
Bursting Charge Explosives II-8 
Amatol II-8 
Ammonium Picrate II-9 
DBX II-9 
HBX II-9 
HMX Compositions II-9 
Pentolite II-9 
Picratol II-9 
Picric Acid II-9 
RDX Compositions II-9 
Tetrytol II-10 
Trinitrotoluene (TNT) II-10 
Torpex II-10 
Trigonol II-10 
Plastic Bonded Explosives II-10 
Propellants and Other Explosives II-10 
Black Powder II-10 
Nitroglycerine II-11 
Solid Propellants II-11 
Alternate Classification of Explosives II-11 
Impact Explosives II-12 
Ammonium Triiodide Crystals II-12 
Mercury Fulminate II-12 
Nitroglycerine II-12 
Picrates II-13 
High Order Explosives II-13 
RDX (Cyclonite) II-13 
Desensitizing RDX II-13 
Ammonium Nitrate II-13 
ANFO II-14 
Trinitrotoluene (TNT) II-14 
Potassium Chlorate II-14 
Dynamite II-14 
Nitrostarch Explosives II-14 
Picric Acid II-14 
Ammonium Picrate II-14 
Nitrogen Trichloride II-14 
Lead Azide II-14 
Low Order Explosives II-15 
Black Powder II-15 
Nitrocellulose II-15 
Fuel-Oxodizer Mixtures II-15 
Perchlorates II-15 
Other Explosives II-15 
Thermit II-15 
Molotov Cocktails II-15 
Chemical Fire Bottle II-16 
Bottled Gas Explosives II-16 
Military Explosives II-16 
Classification of Military Explosives II-16 
Based on Rate of Decomposition II-16 
High Explosives II-16 
Low Explosives II-16 
Based on Composition II-16 
Explosives Mixtures II-16 
Explosives Compounds II-16 
Based on Service Use II-17 
Propellants and Impulse Explosives II-17 
Disrupting or Bursting Explosives II-17 
Initiating Explosives II-17 
Auxiliary Explosives II-17 
Pyrotechnic Substances II-17 
Other Types of Military Explosives II-18 
Military Chemical Agents II-18 
Military Gases II-18 
Screening Smoke II-18 
Incendiaries II-18 
Simulated Military Gases II-18 
More on Explosives II-18 
Packaged Explosives II-18 
Shaped Charges II-18 
Tube Explosives II-18 
Atomized Particle Explosion II-19 
Lightbulb Bombs II-19 
Book Bombs II-19 
Phone Bombs II-19 
Efficiency Component Of Explosives II-19 
Loading Techniques II-19 
Cast Loading II-19 
Press-Loading II-20 
Extrusion II-20 
Overbreak Control - Blasting Technique for Explosives II-20 
Line Drilling II-20 
Pre Splitting II-20 
Trim Blasting II-20 
Measures for Protecting Buildings from Blasts II-20 
Windows and Glazing II-20 
Laminated Glass II-20 
Polycarbonate (laminated or plain) systems II-21 
Toughened Glass II-21 
Doors II-21 
Check Copy II-21 
Walls, Floors and Roofs II-21 
Hard and Massive II-21 
Ductile and Dynamic II-21 
Designs that Can be Used by Professionals II-21 
Seismic Designs II-21 
Lateral Support Systems II-22 
Other Issues II-22 
Construction Methods to Maximize Safety II-22 
Reinforced Concrete II-22 
Minimizing Hazards Due to Glass II-22 
Polyester Film II-22 
Tempered Safety Glass II-22 
Blast Curtain II-22 
Chemicals in Practical Applications II-22 
Black Powder II-22 
Ammonium Nitrate and Fuel Oil II-23 
Ethylene Glycol II-23 

3. Technological Developments II-24 
DRDO Scientists Develop Remote-Operated Robotic Device to 
Detect Explosives II-24 
Applied Marine Technology Introduces Robots to Detect 
Improvised Explosive Devices II-24 
SENSE Holdings Collaborates with Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
to Develop Handheld Detector II-24 
Sniffex, Inc. Releases Latest Version of Explosives Detector II-24 
Guardian Technologies Develops PC based Tools to Detect Liquid 
Explosives II-24 
Acoustic Core(tm) (AC) Remote Sensing Technology to Detect 
Plastic Explosives II-24 
Spire Corp. Bags Contract to Develop Explosive Detection System II-25 
Chicago University Scientists Develop the Most Powerful Explosive II-25 
Prototype System to Detect Land Mines II-25 
Chemical Detection Technologies Develops Novel Landmine 
Detection Device II-25 
Devices to Detect Mines Under Water II-25 
US Department of Energy Research Projects II-25 
New Technology to Detect Explosives II-26 
VFCT Develops New Explosives Detection Technology II-26 
New Explosives and Narcotics Identification System II-26 

4. Recent Industry Activity II-27 
Orica Buys Strata Control Systems II-27 
Fabchem to Acquire Hebei Yinguang Chemical II-27 
Asahi Kasei to Merge with Nippon Kayaku II-27 
Mulwala Plant Receives Approval From Government II-27 
Incitec Pivot Acquires Stake in Dyno Nobel II-27 
H&R WASAG Sells its Explosives Business II-27 
Dyno Nobel Buys Stake in Sasol Dyno Nobel II-27 
Orica Turns Down Takeover Offer II-28 
Dyno Nobel Ventures into the Chinese Market II-28 
FR Brand Holdings Acquires Tesco II-28 
Orica Acquires Dyno Nobel's Businesses outside Australia and 
North America II-28 
Dyno Nobel Acquires Canadian Based Explosive Company, ETI II-28 
Hallowell Manufacturing Acquires Explosives Plant of Slurry 
Explosives II-28 
Esterline Technologies Acquires Wallop Defence Systems II-28 
Dyno and UMMC Form JV II-28 
Unión Española de Explosivos SA (UEE) Sells Stake Through 
Management Buy-out II-29 
Dyno Nobel Join Hands with United Group II-29 
TN Industrial Explosives Expands Production Capacity of 
Explosives II-29 
Macquarie Bank Acquires Dyno Nobel Holding ASA II-29 
Dyno Nobel Acquires Nitrochem II-29 
SNPE Merges with NEXPLO to Form EURENCO II-29 
Tisco Group Acquires 25.1% Stake in AECI's African Explosives 
Operations II-30 
Government of India Bans Production of Nitorglycerine- based 
Explosives II-30 

5. Focus on Select Players II-31 
AECI Ltd. (South Africa) II-31 
Alliant Techsystems Inc. (USA) II-31 
Austin Powders Company (USA) II-31 
Dyno Nobel (Australia) II-32 
ENAEX (Chile) II-32 
LSB Industries (USA) II-32 
NOF Corp. (Japan) II-32 
Orica Ltd. (Australia) II-33 
Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Co. (USA) II-33 
Sasol Limited (South Africa) II-34 
SA d'Explosifs et de Produits Chimique (France) II-34 
Exchem Plc (UK) II-34 
Societe Nationale Des Poudres Et Explosifs (SNPE) (France) II-35 
MaxamCorp, S.A. (Formerly Unión Española de Explosives, S.A.) 
(Spain) II-35 

6. Global Market Perspective II-36 
Table 2: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Explosives by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and 
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36 

Table 3: World 10-Year Perspective for Explosives by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for 
US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle 
East and Africa, and Latin American Markets for Years 2001, 
2006 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37 

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Explosives by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and 
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38 

Table 5: World Long-term Projections for Explosives by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39 

Table 6: World Historic Review for Explosives by Geographic 
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding 
Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40 

Table 7: World 15-Year Perspective for Explosives by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), 
Middle East and Africa, and Latin American Markets for Years 
1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41 

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Blasting Agents by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and 
Africa,and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42 

Table 9: World Long-term Projections for Blasting Agents by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43 

Table 10: World Historic Review for Blasting Agents by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44 

Table 11: World 15-Year Perspective for Blasting Agents by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), 
Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 
1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45 

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Blasting Agents by Product Segment- Unprocessed Ammonium 
Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for 
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46 

Table 13: World Long-term Projections for Blasting Agents by 
Product Segment- Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water 
Explosives Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46 

Table 14: World Historic Review for Blasting Agents by Product 
Segment - Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water 
Explosives Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47 

Table 15: World 15-Year Perspective for Blasting Agents by 
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives 
Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-47 

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate by Geographic Region - US, 
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle 
East and Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for 
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48 

Table 17: World Long-term Projections for Unprocessed Ammonium 
Nitrate by Geographic Region - US, Canada,Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and 
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49 

Table 18: World Historic Review for Unprocessed Ammonium 
Nitrate by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and 
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50 

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Unprocessed Ammonium 
Nitrate by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume 
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding 
Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets for 
Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51 

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
ANFO by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and 
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52 

Table 21: World Long-term Projections for ANFO by Geographic 
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding 
Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53 

Table 22: World Historic Review for ANFO by Geographic Region 
- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), 
Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54 

Table 23: World 15-Year Perspective for ANFO by Geographic 
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, 
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and 
Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55 

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Water Explosives by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and 
Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56 

Table 25: World Long-term Projections for Water Explosives by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57 

Table 26: World Historic Review for Water Explosives by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58 

Table 27: World 15-Year Perspective for Water Explosives by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), 
Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 
1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59 

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Propellants by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and 
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60 

Table 29: World Long-term Projections for Propellants by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61 

Table 30: World Historic Review for Propellants by Geographic 
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding 
Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62 

Table 31: World 15-Year Perspective for Propellants by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), 
Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 
1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63 

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Pyrotechnics by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and 
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64 

Table 33: World Long-term Projections for Pyrotechnics by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65 

Table 34: World Historic Review for Pyrotechnics by Geographic 
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding 
Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66 

Table 35: World 15-Year Perspective for Pyrotechnics by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), 
Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 
1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67 

Table 36: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Other Explosives by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and 
Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68 

Table 37: World Long-term Projections for Other Explosives by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69 

Table 38: World Historic Review for Other Explosives by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70 

Table 39: World 15-Year Perspective for Other Explosives by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), 
Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 
1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71 

III. MARKET 

1. The United States III-1 
A.Market Analysis III-1 
Introduction III-1 
Outlook III-1 
Table 40: Production of Explosives in the US for the Years 
2001 to 2004 (In Thousand Metric Tons) (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1 
Competitive Scenario III-2 
Table 41: US Explosives Market (2003): Percentage Breakdown 
of Leading Players-Dyno Nobel, Orica, Austin Powder, Sasol 
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2 
A Historic Review III-2 
Import & Export Scenario III-3 
Table 42: US Exports of Explosives to Various Countries for 
Years 2001 to 2004 (In US$ Thousands) (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 

Table 43: US Imports of Explosives from Various Countries 
for Years 2001 to 2004 (In US$ Thousands) (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4 

Table 44: US Imports of Propellant Powders in 2005-by 
Country (In US$) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5 

Table 45: US Imports of Prepared Explosives in 2005- by 
Country (In US$) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5 

Table 46: US Exports of Propellant Powders in 2005- by 
Country (In US$) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6 

Table 47: US Exports of Prepared Explosives in 2005- by 
Country (In US$) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6 
Regulatory Environment III-7 
Changes in Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and 
Explosives Directives III-7 
US ITA Imposes Antidumping Duty III-7 
Michigan's New Anti-Cybercrime Bill Covers Illegal Online 
Marketing of explosives III-7 
Institute of Makers of Explosives III-7 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-7 
Select Players III-8 
B.Market Analytics III-10 
Table 48: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Explosives by End Use Segment - Mining (Coal, Mineral, and 
Metal), Construction, and Other Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for 
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10 

Table 49: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Explosives by Product Group/Segment -Blasting Agents, 
(Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), 
Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10 

Table 50: US Historic Review for Explosives by End Use 
Segment - Mining (Coal, Mineral, and Metal), Construction, 
and other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11 

Table 51: US 20-Year Perspective for Explosives by End Use 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Mining 
(Coal, Mineral, and Metal), Construction, and other Markets 
for 1991, 1998, 2006 & 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-12 

Table 52: US Long-term Projections for Explosives by Product 
Group/Segment - Blasting Agents, (Unprocessed Ammonium 
Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for 
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12 

Table 53: US Historic Review for Explosives by Product 
Group/Segment - Blasting Agents, (Unprocessed Ammonium 
Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for 
Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13 

Table 54: US 15-Year Perspective for Explosives by Product 
Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Blasting Agents, (Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and 
Water Explosives), Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other 
Explosives Markets for 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13 

Table 55: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Explosives with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for 
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-14 

2. Canada III-15 
A.Market Analysis III-15 
Outlook III-15 
Mining Industry III-15 
Imports & Exports III-15 
Table 56: Canadian Imports and Exports of Explosives for 
Years 2001 to 2005 (In US$ Thousands) (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15 

Table 57: Canadian Imports of Explosives from Various 
Regions (in %): 2003 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16 

Table 58: Canadian Imports of Propellant Powders in 2005- 
by Region (In US$) III-16 

Table 59: Canadian Imports of Prepared Explosives in 2005- 
by Region (In US$) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17 

Table 60: Canadian Exports of Propellant Powders for 2005- 
by Region (In US$) III-17 

Table 61: Canadian Exports of Prepaid Explosives for 2005- 
by Region (In US$) III-18 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-18 
B.Market Analytics III-19 
Table 62: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Explosives by Product Group/Segment -Blasting Agents 
(Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), 
Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19 

Table 63: Canadian Long-term Projections for Explosives by 
Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents, (Unprocessed 
Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for 
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19 

Table 64: Canadian Historic Review for Explosives by Product 
Group/Segment - Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium 
Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for 
Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20 

Table 65: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Explosives by 
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume 
Sales for Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, 
ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, Pyrotechnics and 
Other Explosives Markets for 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20 

Table 66: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Explosives - Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for 
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21 

3. Japan III-22 
A.Market Analysis III-22 
Outlook III-22 
Strategic Corporate Development III-22 
NOF Corp. - A Major Player III-22 
B.Market Analytics III-23 
Table 67: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Explosives by Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents 
(Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), 
Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23 

Table 68: Japanese Long-term Projections for Explosives by 
Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents, (Unprocessed 
Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-23 

Table 69: Japanese Historic Review for Explosives by Product 
Group/Segment - Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium 
Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives) Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for 
Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24 

Table 70: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Explosives by 
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and 
Water Explosives) Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other 
Explosives Markets for 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24 

4. Europe III-25 
A.Market Analysis III-25 
Outlook III-25 
Overview III-25 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-25 
B.Market Analytics III-26 
Table 71: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Explosives by Geographic Region - France, Germany, 
Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed 
with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26 

Table 72: European Long-term Projections for Explosives by 
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of 
Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27 

Table 73: European Historic Review for Explosives by 
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of 
Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27 

Table 74: European 15-Year Perspective for Explosives by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets for 
Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28 

Table 75: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Explosives by Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents 
(Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), 
Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29 

Table 76: European Long-term Projections for Explosives by 
Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents, (Unprocessed 
Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for 
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29 

Table 77: European Historic Review for Explosives by Product 
Group/Segment - Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium 
Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for 
Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30 

Table 78: European 15-Year Perspective for Explosives by 
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and 
Water Explosives), Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other 
Explosives Markets for 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30 

Table 79: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Explosives - Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for 
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-31 

4a. France III-32 
A.Market Analysis III-32 
Outlook III-32 
Select Players III-32 
B.Market Analytics III-33 
Table 80: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Explosives by Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents 
(Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), 
Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33 

Table 81: French Long-term Projections for Explosives by 
Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents, (Unprocessed 
Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-33 

Table 82: French Historic Review for Explosives by Product 
Group/Segment - Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium 
Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-34 

Table 83: French 15-Year Perspective for Explosives by 
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and 
Water Explosives) Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other 
Explosives Markets for 1998, 2008 & 2012 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34 

4b. Germany III-35 
A.Market Analysis III-35 
Oulook III-35 
Strategic Corporate Development III-35 
B.Market Analytics III-35 
Table 84: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Explosives by Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents 
(Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), 
Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35 

Table 85: German Long-term Projections for Explosives by 
Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents, (Unprocessed 
Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-36 

Table 86: German Historic Review for Explosives by Product 
Group/Segment - Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium 
Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-36 

Table 87: German 15-Year Perspective for Explosives by 
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and 
Water Explosives), Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other 
Explosives Markets for 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37 

4c. The United Kingdom III-38 
A.Market Analysis III-38 
Outlook III-38 
Packaged Explosives III-38 
Strategic Corporate Development III-38 
Exchem Plc - A Major Player III-38 
B.Market Analytics III-39 
Table 88: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Explosives by Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents 
(Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), 
Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39 

Table 89: UK Long-term Projections for Explosives by 
Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents, (Unprocessed 
Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-40 

Table 90: UK Historic Review for Explosives by Product 
Group/Segment - Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium 
Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-40 

Table 91: UK 15-Year Perspective for Explosives by Product 
Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and 
Water Explosives), Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other 
Explosives Markets for 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41 

4d. Italy III-42 
Market Analysis III-42 
Table 92: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Explosives by Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents 
(Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), 
Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42 

Table 93: Italian Long-term Projections for Explosives by 
Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents, (Unprocessed 
Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for 
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43 

Table 94: Italian Historic Review for Explosives by Product 
Group/Segment - Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium 
Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for 
Years 1991 through 2000 (includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43 

Table 95: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Explosives by 
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and 
Water Explosives), Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other 
Explosives Markets for 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44 

4e. Spain III-45 
A.Market Analysis III-45 
Outlook III-45 
Strategic Corporate Development III-45 
MaxamCorp, S.A. (Formerly Unión Española de Explosives, S. 
A.) - A Major Player III-45 
B.Market Analytics III-46 
Table 96: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Explosives by Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents 
(Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), 
Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46 

Table 97: Spanish Long-term Projections for Explosives by 
Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents, (Unprocessed 
Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons 
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-46 

Table 98: Spanish Historic Review for Explosives by Product 
Group/Segment - Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium 
Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for 
Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47 

Table 99: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Explosives by 
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and 
Water Explosives), Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other 
Explosives Markets for 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47 

4f. Russia III-48 
A.Market Analysis III-48 
Outlook III-48 
Strategic Corporate Development III-48 
B.Market Analytics III-49 
Table 100: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Explosives by Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents 
(Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), 
Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49 

Table 101: Russian Long-term Projections for Explosives by 
Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents, (Unprocessed 
Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for 
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49 

Table 102: Russian Historic Review for Explosives by Product 
Group/Segment - Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium 
Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), Propellants, 
Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand Metric Tons for 
Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50 

Table 103: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Explosives by 
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Blasting Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and 
Water Explosives), Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other 
Explosives Markets for 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50 

4g. Rest of Europe III-51 
Market Analysis III-51 
Outlook III-51 
Table 104: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Explosives by Product Group/ Segment - Blasting 
Agents (Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water 
Explosives), Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in 
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51 

Table 105: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for 
Explosives by Product Group/Segment - Blasting Agents, 
(Unprocessed Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, and Water Explosives), 
Propellants, Pyrotechnics and Other Explosives Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Thousand 
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52 

Table 106: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Explosi

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