IBISWorld’s Grinding Media Procurement Research Report is a comprehensive guide to purchasing Grinding Media. This report offers strategic analysis of the factors influencing purchasing decisions, including price trends and three-year forecasts, input costs and demand factors, along with key suppliers and an analysis of the extended supply chain. Armed with the right procurement intelligence, your company will be able to make educated purchasing decisions.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Grinding Media - Recent Price Trend

The average price of grinding media has been falling at an estimated annualized rate of 0.5% during the three years to 2017, but has exhibited notable volatility in that time. Prices have fallen during this period because of lower production costs for suppliers, attributable to declines in the world price of steel.While the industrial production within the United States has grown over the past...


Grinding Media - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership (TCO) for grinding media is low because there are few added or hidden costs associated with the product after the initial purchase. The transportation and storage of unused grinding media can require some spending from buyers. These products are often very heavy and are used in bulk quantities. Transporting thousands of pounds of grinding media from one location to...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of grinding media, including metallic and non-metallic media. Grinding media includes metallic and non-metallic products that are used in the production of other manufactured goods, such as silica sand, plastic and paper products, cement, and paint and pigment products. Examples of grinding media abrasives include steel grinding balls, alumina satellites, silicon nitride balls, grinding rods and numerous other media types. This report excludes abrasive products not used in grinding applications such as abrasive discs, sandpaper or belts.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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