IBISWorld’s Procurement Research Reports cover thousands of indirect purchasing lines. Our data and analysis help you strategically engage and negotiate with suppliers and give you the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives. IBISWorld’s Abrasives procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.
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doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Abrasives - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2017, the average price of abrasives has been rising at an estimated annualized rate of 2.0%. While stronger demand has led to rising prices, falling input costs and competition from imports have kept price growth in check.Overall demand has been strengthening in the past three years. While the overall IPI has declined marginally, manufacturing output has increased and...


Abrasives - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership (TCO) for abrasives is low, because there are typically no hidden or additional costs after the initial purchase. The only hidden cost that buyers can expect is wear and tear. All abrasives eventually wear down, at which point new abrasives will need to replace the old ones. An abrasive’s toughness, the adhesive that is applied to the abrasive and its delivery...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of abrasives in the form of papers, pads, cloths, discs, belts and blasters. Abrasives use force and a range of minerals to remove surface material from an object, typically through rubbing, grinding, polishing, sanding or blasting. Key buyers include construction companies, mining companies and manufacturers. This report does not include abrasive creams, abrasive pastes, compressors, soaps or solvents. Suppliers include manufacturers, wholesaler and retailers.

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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