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Top-down approach has been used to assess market numbers for each region and country.

Bottom-up approach has been used to determine the market size of each product type, technology type and application in individual regions to arrive at market size of global grade and applications.

Industry analysis factors include strategic partnerships, technology upgrades, mergers and acquisitions, and availability in relation to the global competitive scenario.

Secondary and primary research was conducted to understand and arrive at trends, which were used to forecast the market.

Secondary Research.

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to:

  • Company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, and SEC filings.
  • Internal and external proprietary databases as well as relevant patent and regulatory databases.
  • National government documents, statistical databases, and market reports.
  • News articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market.
  • ICIS, Factiva, FAQ.

Primary Research

Primary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to:

  • Major drivers and restraints in the market.
  • Interaction with key industry respondents across the value chain.
  • Opportunities for the market .
  • Key winning strategies in the market.
  • Regional revenue split.
  • Present and future market value potential .
  • Anticipated growth projections .
  • Market concentrations.