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Lime Market By Product, By End-Use (Mining And Metallurgy, Building & Construction, Agriculture, Environment (Flue Gas Desulfurization, Sludge, Animal Waste, Wastewater, Hazardous Wastes, Etc.)) - Growth, Future Prospects And Competitive Analysis 2017 – 2025

Published: May 2017 | Report Code: 58472-05-17

Lime being an important raw material used for chemical manufacturing finds profound application as metallurgical flux, in waste and water management, agriculture industry, pH control in industries, construction and others. Calcium oxide (CaO) is lime, which is produced through calcination of limestone including calcined limestone, ground limestone and hydrated limestone. Production of lime is a complex industrial process and delivers two product forms quicklime and hydrated lime.

The growth of lime market is primarily fuelled by recovering and new construction activities in emerging economies along with urbanization due to rise in disposable income of middle class, resulting in expansion, upgrading and huge demand for infrastructural improvements. This has in turn led to intervention from both private as well as public players’ at national and international levels for infrastructural improvement and improved export possibilities to neighboring countries. In addition, lime manufacturers have switched to modern kiln ensuring crushing, quarrying and screening in an efficient manner for improving usage of lime from building and construction to road building, where lime is used for clay soils stabilization along with significant demand for lime in mining industry. Globally, in developed countries there is indigenous production of lime as compared to less developed countries, characterized by limited lime production and distribution.

Based on the product type, lime market is categorized into quicklime and slaked/hydrated lime. In terms of revenue contribution, quicklime segment accounted for major share of the global lime market. It accounted for 84.7% market share in 2016. However, slaked/hydrated lime segment is anticipated to record the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Slaked/hydrated lime segment growth is attributed due to rise in demand from application such as flue gas desulphurization (FGD), waste water treatment, incinerators and water desalination, as usage of hydarted lime results in softening, improved hygiene during desalination of water and pH adjustment.

Based on end-use application, the lime market is segmented into building and construction, agriculture, waste-water treatment, paper production, and others (sugar production). Among these, mining and metallurgy accounted for major revenue share in the global market, capturing 36.7% share in 2016. Building and construction accounted as the second largest segment and accounted for 22.5% share of global lime market in 2016 and is expected to further increase during the forecast period. The market is driven by growing demand for lime in environmental and agricutlure sectors. By 2025, sugar production, paper production, and environment industries is anticipated to record significant growth.

By geography, the global lime market is categorized into regional markets viz., North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. In 2016, Asia Pacific was observed as the largest market for lime. Increase in both commercial and residential construction activities, rising advocation of government for infrastructure development, increasing mining activities for copper, zinc, nickel, gold, silver and aluminum are some of the factors bolstering lime market growth in this region.

Lime Market

The report titled “Global Lime Market - Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2017 – 2025” offers strategic insights into the global lime market along with the market size and estimates for the duration 2015 to 2025. The said research study covers in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on application, product type and cross-sectional study across different geographies. The report provides a prolific view on market dynamics such as market drivers, restraints and opportunities.

In-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

  • Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive markets within the lime industry
  • Market fuelers, market impediments, and their impact on the market growth
  • In-depth competitive environment analysis
  • Trailing 2-Year market size data (2015 – 2016)
  • SRC (Segment-Region-Country) Analysis

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global lime market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2015 to 2025, keeping in mind the above mentioned factors.

Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.1.1 Purpose of the Report
1.1.2 Target Audience
1.1.3 USP and Key Offerings
1.2 Research Scope
1.3 Research Methodology
1.3.1 Phase I – Secondary Research
1.3.2 Phase II – Primary Research
1.3.3 Phase III – Expert Panel Review
1.3.4 Overall Assumptions
1.3.5 Assumptions Regarding Market Estimations

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Overview
2.2 Market Snapshot
2.3 Global Lime Market (Kilo Tons and US$ Mn), by Product Type, 2016
2.4 Global Lime Market (Kilo Tons and US$ Mn), by End-use Application, 2016
2.5 Global Lime Market Share (Value %), by Region, 2016

Chapter 3 Market Dynamics and Outlook
3.1 Global Lime Market Overview
3.2 Market Trends and Future Outlook
3.2.1 Growing Focus on Manufacturing Plants Improvisation
3.2.2 Increasing Initiatives from Authorities Across the Globe Supporting Construction Projects
3.2.3 Growing Paper and Pulp Industry
3.3 Market Dynamics
3.3.1 Market Drivers
3.3.1.1 Increasing Demand for Lime Products in Industrial Waste Water Management
3.3.1.2 High Demand for Lime in Mining and Metallurgy
3.3.2 Challenges
3.3.2.1 Costly Production and Supply Chain Issues
3.3.2.2 Complexities in the End-use Sector
3.3.3 Opportunities
3.3.3.1 Exploring Opportunities beyond Building and Construction
3.4 Global Lime Market Prices Per Ton (2015-2025)
3.5 See-Saw Analysis
3.6 Raw Material Analysis
3.7 Value Chain Analysis
3.8 Market Attractiveness

Chapter 4 Global Lime Market, by Product Type
4.1 Overview
4.1.1 Global Quick Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons ) & Value (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
4.1.2 Global Slaked/Hydrated Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons) & Value (US$ Mn), 2015-2025

Chapter 5 Global Lime Market, By End-use Application
5.1 Overview
5.1.1 Global Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
5.1.2 Global Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
5.2 Mining and Metallurgy
5.3 Building & Construction
5.4 Agriculture
5.5 Environment (Flue Gas Desulfurization, Sludge, Animal Waste, Wastewater, Hazardous Wastes, etc.)
5.6 Others (Sugar production, Paper Production, etc.)

Chapter 6 Global Lime Market, By Geography
6.1 Overview
6.1.1 Regional Growth (Real GDP Growth in Percent), 2014-2017
6.1.2 Global Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by Region, 2015-2025
6.1.3 Global Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2015-2025
6.2 North America Lime Market
6.2.1 North America Lime Market, by Country
6.2.1.1 U.S. Lime Market Volume & Value (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), by Country, 2015-2025
6.2.1.2 Canada Lime Market Volume & Value (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), by Country, 2015-2025
6.2.2 North America Lime Market, by Product Type
6.2.2.1 North America Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by Product Type, 2015-2025
6.2.2.2 North America Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Product Type, 2015-2025
6.2.3 North America Lime Market, by End-use Application
6.2.3.1 North America Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
6.2.3.2 North America Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
6.3 Europe Lime Market
6.3.1 Europe Lime Market, by Region
6.3.1.1 EU7 Lime Market Volume & Value (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
6.3.1.2 CIS Lime Market Volume & Value (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
6.3.1.3 Rest of Europe Lime Market Volume & Value (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
6.3.2 Europe Lime Market, by Product Type
6.3.2.1 Europe Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by Product Type, 2015-2025
6.3.2.2 Europe Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Product Type, 2015-2025
6.3.3 Europe Lime Market, by End-use Application
6.3.3.1 Europe Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
6.3.3.2 Europe Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
6.4 Asia Pacific Lime Market
6.4.1 Asia Pacific Lime Market, by Country
6.4.1.1 China Lime Market Volume & Value (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
6.4.1.2 India Lime Market Volume & Value (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
6.4.1.3 Rest of Asia Pacific Lime Market Volume & Value (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
6.4.2 Asia Pacific Lime Market, by Product Type
6.4.2.1 Asia Pacific Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by Product Type, 2015-2025
6.4.2.2 Asia Pacific Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Product Type, 2015-2025
6.4.3 Asia Pacific Lime Market, by End-use Application
6.4.3.1 Asia Pacific Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
6.4.3.2 Asia Pacific Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
6.5 Latin America Lime Market
6.5.1 Latin America Lime Market, by Country
6.5.1.1 Brazil Lime Market Volume & Value (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
6.5.1.2 Mexico Lime Market Volume & Value (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
6.5.1.3 Rest of Latin America Lime Market Volume & Value (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
6.5.2 Latin America Lime Market, by Product Type
6.5.2.1 Latin America Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by Product Type, 2015-2025
6.5.2.2 Latin America Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Product Type, 2015-2025
6.5.3 Latin America Lime Market, by End-use Application
6.5.3.1 Latin America Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
6.5.3.2 Latin America Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
6.6 Middle East Lime Market
6.6.1 Middle East Lime Market, by Region
6.6.1.1 GCC Countries Lime Market Volume & Value (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
6.6.1.2 Rest of Middle East Lime Market Volume & Value (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
6.6.2 Middle East Lime Market, by Product Type
6.6.2.1 Middle East Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by Product Type, 2015-2025
6.6.2.2 Middle East Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Product Type, 2015-2025
6.6.3 Middle East Lime Market, by End-use Application
6.6.3.1 Middle East Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
6.6.3.2 Middle East Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
6.7 Africa Lime Market
6.7.1 Africa Lime Market, by Country
6.7.1.1 Algeria Lime Market Volume & Value (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
6.7.1.2 Nigeria Lime Market Volume & Value (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
6.7.1.3 Tanzania Lime Market Volume & Value (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
6.7.1.4 Rest of Africa Lime Market Volume & Value (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
6.7.2 Africa Lime Market, by Product Type
6.7.2.1 Africa Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by Product Type, 2015-2025
6.7.2.2 Africa Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Product Type, 2015-2025
6.6.3 Africa Lime Market, by End-use Application
6.6.3.1 Africa Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
6.6.3.2 Africa Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by End-use Application, 2015-2025

Chapter 7 Company Profiles
7.1 Carmeuse Lime Products (Gh) Ltd.
7.2 Graymont
7.3 Lhoist
7.4 Mississippi Lime
7.5 Minerals Technologies
7.6 Grupo Calidra
7.7 Fels Werke.
7.8 Nordkalk
7.9 Shandong CITIC

List Of Tables :

TABLE 1 Market Snapshot
TABLE 2 Global Lime Market Prices Per Ton (2015-2025)
TABLE 3 Global Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by End-use application, 2015-2025
TABLE 4 Global Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by End-use application, 2015-2025
TABLE 5 Regional Growth (Real GDP Growth in Percent), 2014-2017
TABLE 6 Global Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by Region, 2015-2025
TABLE 7 Global Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2015-2025
TABLE 8 North America Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by Country, 2015-2025
TABLE 9 North America Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Country, 2015-2025
TABLE 10 North America Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by Product Type, 2015-2025
TABLE 11 North America Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Product Type, 2015-2025
TABLE 12 North America Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
TABLE 13 North America Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
TABLE 14 Europe Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by Region, 2015-2025
TABLE 15 Europe Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2015-2025
TABLE 16 Europe Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by Product Type, 2015-2025
TABLE 17 Europe Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Product Type, 2015-2025
TABLE 18 Europe Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
TABLE 19 Europe Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
TABLE 20 Asia Pacific Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons ), by Country, 2015-2025
TABLE 21 Asia Pacific Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Country, 2015-2025
TABLE 22 Asia Pacific Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by Product Type, 2015-2025
TABLE 23 Asia Pacific Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Product Type, 2015-2025
TABLE 24 Asia Pacific Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
TABLE 25 Asia Pacific Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
TABLE 26 Latin America Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons ), by Country, 2015-2025
TABLE 27 Latin America Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Country, 2015-2025
TABLE 28 Latin America Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by Product Type, 2015-2025
TABLE 29 Latin America Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Product Type, 2015-2025
TABLE 30 Latin America Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
TABLE 31 Latin America Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
TABLE 32 Middle East Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons ), by Region, 2015-2025
TABLE 33 Middle East Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2015-2025
TABLE 34 Middle East Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by Product Type, 2015-2025
TABLE 35 Middle East Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Product Type, 2015-2025
TABLE 36 Middle East Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
TABLE 37 Middle East Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
TABLE 38 Africa Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons ), by Country, 2015-2025
TABLE 39 Africa Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Country, 2015-2025
TABLE 40 Africa Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by Product Type, 2015-2025
TABLE 41 Africa Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by Product Type, 2015-2025
TABLE 42 Africa Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
TABLE 43 Africa Lime Market Value (US$ Mn), by End-use Application, 2015-2025
TABLE 44 Carmeuse Lime Products (Gh) Ltd.: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Product Portfolio, Business Strategy)
TABLE 45 Graymont: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Product Portfolio, Business Strategy)
TABLE 46 Lhoist: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Product Portfolio, Business Strategy)
TABLE 47 Mississippi Lime.: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Product Portfolio, Business Strategies)
TABLE 48 Minerals Technologies: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Product Portfolio, Business Strategies)
TABLE 49 Grupo Calidra: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Product Portfolio, Business Strategies)
TABLE 50 Fels Werke..: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Product Portfolio, Business Strategies)
TABLE 51 Nordkalk: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Product Portfolio, Business Strategies)
TABLE 52 Shandong CITIC: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Product Portfolio, Business Strategies)

List Of Figures :

FIG. 1 Global Lime Market: Research Methodology
FIG. 2 Global Lime Market (Kilo Tons and US$ Mn), by Product Type, 2016
FIG. 3 Global Lime Market (Kilo Tons and US$ Mn), by End-user, 2016
FIG. 4 Global Lime Market Share (Kilo Tons and US$ Mn), by Region, 2016
FIG. 5 See-Saw Analysis: Global Lime Market
FIG. 6 Value Chain Analysis: Global Lime Market
FIG. 7 Attractive Investment Proposition, by End-use Application
FIG. 8 Global Quick Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons) & Value (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 9 Global Slaked/Hydrated Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons) & Value (US$ Mn), 2015-2025
FIG. 10 Global Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), by Mining and Metallurgy End-use application, 2015–2025
FIG. 11 Global Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), by Building & Construction End-use application, 2015–2025
FIG. 12 Global Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), by Agriculture End-use application, 2015–2025
FIG. 13 Global Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), by Environment End-use application, 2015–2025
FIG. 14 Global Lime Market Volume (Kilo Tons) and Value (US$ Mn), by Other End-use application, 2015–2025

The global lime market can be categorized on the basis of product type as:

  • Quicklime
  • Slaked/Hydrated

On the basis of product type, the global lime market is segmented into quick lime and slaked/hydrated lime. Quick lime and slaked/hydrated lime are both calcium compounds and the main difference between them is their reactivity and chemical composition. In its hydrated state, calcium is known as calcium hydroxide (slaked/hydrated lime), and in its pure state it is known as calcium oxide (quicklime). Quick lime has heavy density and is more reactive than hydrated lime.

Quick lime is widely used in various industries as a catalytic agent. It is used in steelmaking to separate impurities from the molten steel. It also helps to separate sulfur from industrial smoke emissions. Quicklime is also used in paper industry, fiber glass making and metal refining industries. Hydrated lime is used with water, for lime slurry addition, water ph control, lime slurry mixes, soil rehabilitation and more. The hydrated lime finds its applications mainly into environmental purification, agriculture and construction sectors.

Lime Market

In 2016, quick lime accounted for the largest share of more than 80.0% of the total lime market by value. Whereas, hydrated lime is projected to be the fastest growing segment over a CAGR of 3.0% in terms of value from 2017 to 2025 due to its increasing demand from agricultural and environment sector.

The global lime market can be categorized on the basis of end use application as:

  • Mining & Metallurgy
  • Building & Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Others

On the basis of end-use application, the global lime market is segmented into mining and metallurgy (iron, steel, nonferrous metal), building & construction, agriculture, environmental (flue gas desulfurization, sludge, animal, wastewater, hazardous wastes) and others (sugar production, paper production, etc.). In 2016, mining and metallurgy end-use application segment dominated the global lime market with 36.7% share by revenue followed by building & construction with 22.5% share. 

Lime Market

Lime is an essential product in mining and metallurgy (iron, steel, nonferrous metal) sector. Lime functions as a purification agent by removing impurities such as aluminates, silicates, sulphur and phosphorous. Quicklime is used to improve the productivity of the sinter belt and it also protect refractories in steel industries. In building & construction industry, lime is used for various purposes such as in building foundations and fillings, for preparing mortar for bedding bricks and stones, as a cementing material in plaster, for white washing and color washing, etc. Lime is also used in soil treatment at civil engineering projects. Hydrated lime is used to improve the durability of asphalt in the construction.

Lime products also plays an important role in environmental protection. Lime products are used in water treatment to remove impurities. It is also use in flue gas treatment to neutralize acid gases such as sulphur dioxide, hydrogen chloride and hydrogen fluoride.

On the basis of geography, the global lime market is segmented as per following regions and countries

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • EU7
    • CIS
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East
    • GCC Countries
    • Rest of Middle East
  • Africa
    • Algeria
    • Nigeria
    • Tanzania
    • Rest of Africa

In 2016, Asia Pacific accounted for 65.54% share of the global lime market in terms of revenue. It also projected to maintian its dominance over the forecast period of 2017 to 2025. Rapid unbanization and large scale industrialization is the major factor driving the market growth. Furthermore, the demand for lime will increase strongly as demand for steel and construction uses will grow. China continues to lead consumption and production of lime, at about more than 65% of world totals. Followed by Asia Pacific, Europe is the another highly attractive market for lime and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.0% over the forecast period. The demand for lime in Europe increased in most of the major end use applications such as mining & metallurgy, building & construction, and environment.

Lime Market

The North America lime market is charaterized by high barriers to entry, which include an industry dominated by a few large scale manufacturers with nationwide distribution and supply networks. Latin America and Middle East & Africa is projected to witness growth in coming years due to increasing industrial activities and FDI investments.

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