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Lime Sulfur Market By End User (Horticulture Industry and Veterinary Industry) - Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis, and Forecast 2015 - 2022

Published: Jul 2016 | Report Code: 57976-07-16

Inorganic lime sulfur was first used in the year 1886 in the United States as a wash to control scale insects, and fumigated with hydrogen cyanide. The product has been widely used in horticulture and rose plantations in admiration of its quick and robust effectiveness in controlling bacterial fungi, molds, mildew, twig border, spider mites, rust and other conditions. In veterinary applications, lime sulfur dips are used for cats, dogs and horses. It is most often used for treatments of external parasites and ringworm (dermatophytosis). Lime sulfur dip treatment protocol varies with the nature of parasite being treated. Moreover, lime sulfur dips are the only effective treatment regimen for Demodex gatoi.

Adequate supply of food is of prime importance to the mankind aging back to the earliest human civilization. Historically, man has struggled to procure food supplies that against natural elements, and also pests and diseases of all sorts. Pests cause a phenomenal damage to crops as they spread rapidly and may destroy the crops overnight. Calcium polysulfide is a mixture of calcium and sulfur, most commonly called as lime sulfur has been used as a pesticide for over a century in both floriculture and horticulture. The product also finds first line use as a pesticide in veterinary application, predominantly companion animals.

Asia Pacific accounted as the largest and fastest growing region for lime sulfur and is expected to rise in the near future. North America followed Asia Pacific in terms of demand is anticipated to boost market growth of lime sulfur in the market. Other regions such as Europe, Latin America and Middle East & Africa are also expected to boost market demand for lime sulfur during the forecast period.

Lime sulfur market was valued at US$ 27.3 Mn in 2015 and is expected to reach US$ 37.3 Mn by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period 2016-2022.

Lime Sulfur Market

Purpose of the Report

The purpose of this strategic research study titled “Global Lime Sulfur Market - Growth, Share, Opportunities, and Competitive Analysis, 2015 – 2022” is to provide company executives, industry investors, and industry participants with in-depth insights to enable them make informed strategic decisions regarding the opportunities in the global lime sulfur market.

Target Audience

  • Industry Investors
  • Lime Sulfur Providers/Vendors
  • Research Professionals
  • Emerging Companies
  • Raw Material Suppliers/ Buyers
  • Product Suppliers/ Buyers
  • Research Institutes

USP and Key Offerings

The report titled “Global Lime Sulfur Market - Growth, Share, Opportunities, and Competitive Analysis, 2015 – 2022” offers strategic insights into the global lime sulfur market along with the market size and estimates for the duration 2015 to 2022. The said research study covers in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on end-user applications, and cross-sectional study across different geographies. In order to help strategic decision makers, the report also includes competitive profiling of the leading lime sulfur vendors, their expansion strategies, market positioning, and latest developments. Other in-depth analyses provided in the report include:

  • Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive markets within Lime Sulfur industry
  • Market fuelers, market impediments, and their impact on the market growth
  • In-depth competitive environment analysis
  • Trailing 2-Year market size data (2013 – 2014)
  • SRC (Segment-Region-Country) Analysis

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global lime sulfur market, of growth, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2015 to 2022, keeping in mind the above mentioned factors.

Chapter 1 Preface 11
1.1 Report Description 11
1.1.1 Purpose of the Report 11
1.1.2 Target Audience 11
1.1.3 USP and Key Offerings 11
1.2 Research Scope 12
1.3 Market Segmentation 13
1.4 Research Methodology 13
1.4.1 Phase I – Secondary Research 14
1.4.2 Phase II – Primary Research 14
1.4.3 Phase III – Expert Panel Review 15
1.4.4 Approach Adopted 15

Chapter 2 Executive Summary 16
2.1 Market Snapshot: Global Lime Sulfur Market 16
2.2 Global Lime Sulfur Market, By End-users 17
2.3 Global Lime Sulfur Market, By Geography 18

Chapter 3 Market Dynamics 20
3.1 Introduction 20
3.1.1 Market Trends and Future Outlook 20
3.2 Market Drivers 22
3.2.1 Significant Demand in Home Gardening 22
3.2.2 High Demand for Fresh Nutrition Foods 22
3.3 Market Growth Inhibitors 23
3.3.1 Fruit Finish Issues Due to Unsolicited Use 23
3.3.2 Alternatives to Lime Sulfur 23
3.4 Opportunities 24
3.4.1 Significant Prospect in Companion Animals Segment 24
3.5 See-Saw Analysis 25
3.5.1 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints 26
3.6 Attractive Investment Proposition 27
3.7 Competitive Analysis 28
3.7.1 Market Positioning of Key Companies 28

Chapter 4 Global Lime Sulfur Market Analysis, By End-Users 30
4.1 Overview 30
4.2 Horticulture Industry 31
4.2.1 Global Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue for Horticulture Industry, 2013 – 2022, (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 32
4.3 Veterinary Industry 33
4.3.1 Global Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue for Veterinary Industry, 2013 – 2022, (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 33

Chapter 5 North America Lime Sulfur Market Analysis 35
5.1 Overview 35
5.1.1 North America Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue, 2013 – 2022, (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 35
5.2 North America Lime Sulfur Market Analysis, By End-users, 2013 – 2022 (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 36
5.2.1 SRC Analysis 36
5.3 North America Lime Sulfur Market Analysis, By Country, 2013 – 2022 (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 37
5.3.1 U.S. Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 37
5.3.1.1 Comparative Analysis of North America Lime Sulfur Market Revenue, By Country, 2014 – 2022, (US$ Mn) 38

Chapter 6 Europe Lime Sulfur Market Analysis 39
6.1 Overview 39
6.1.1 Europe Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue, 2013 – 2022, (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 39
6.2 Europe Lime Sulfur Market Analysis, By End-users, 2013 – 2022 (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 40
6.2.1 SRC Analysis 40
6.3 Europe Lime Sulfur Market Analysis, By Country, 2013 – 2022 (Million Tons) 41
6.3.1 EU (U.K., France, Germany) Lime Sulfur Market Revenue and Volume, 2015 (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 41
6.3.1.1 Comparative Analysis of Europe Lime Sulfur Market Revenue, By Country, 2015, (US$ Mn) 42

Chapter 7 Asia Pacific Lime Sulfur Market Analysis 43
7.1 Overview 43
7.1.1 Asia Pacific Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue, 2013 – 2022, (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 43
7.2 Asia Pacific Lime Sulfur Market Analysis, By End-users, 2013 – 2022 (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 44
7.2.1 SRC Analysis 44
7.3 Asia Pacific Lime Sulfur Market Analysis, By Country, 2013 – 2022 (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 45
7.3.1 China Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 45
7.3.2 Indian Subcontinent Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 46
7.3.3 Japan Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 47
7.3.4 Comparative Analysis of Asia Pacific Lime Sulfur Market Revenue, By Country, 2015, (US$ Mn) 48

Chapter 8 Middle East & Africa Lime Sulfur Market Analysis 49
8.1 Overview 49
8.1.1 Middle East & Africa Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue, 2013 – 2022, (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 49
8.2 Middle East & Africa Lime Sulfur Market Analysis, By End-users, 2013 – 2022 (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 50
8.2.1 SRC Analysis 50

Chapter 9 Latin America Lime Sulfur Analysis 52
9.1 Overview 52
9.1.1 Latin America Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue, 2013 – 2022, (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 52
9.2 Latin America Lime Sulfur Market Analysis, By End-users 2013 – 2022 (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 53
9.2.1 SRC Analysis 53

Chapter 10 Company Profiles 55
10.1 North Country Organics 55
10.1.1 North Country Organics: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage) 55
10.2 Miller Chemical & Fertilizers, LLC. 57
10.2.1 Miller Chemical & Fertilizers, LLC.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage) 57
10.3 Graus Chemicals 58
10.3.1 Graus Chemicals: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage) 58
10.4 Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. 60
10.4.1 Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage) 60
10.5 OR-CAL Inc. 62
10.5.1 OR-CAL Inc.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage) 62
10.6 Specialty Crop Solutions 64
10.6.1 Specialty Crop Solutions: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage) 64

List of Figures

FIG. 1 Global Lime Sulfur: Market Segmentation 13
FIG. 2 Global Lime Sulfur Market: Research Methodology 14
FIG. 3 Global Lime Sulfur Market, By End-users, 2015 (US$ Mn) 18
FIG. 4 Global Lime Sulfur Market, By Geography, 2013-2022 (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 19
FIG. 5 See-Saw Analysis : Global Lime Sulfur Market 25
FIG. 6 Attractive Investment Proposition 27
FIG. 7 Market Positioning of Key Lime Sulfur Companies, 2015 28
FIG. 8 Global Lime Sulfur Market Revenue, By End-users, 2015 & 2022 (US$ Mn) 31
FIG. 9 Global Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue for Horticulture Industry, 2013 – 2022, (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 32
FIG. 10 Global Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue for Veterinary Industry, 2013 – 2022, (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 33
FIG. 11 North America Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue, 2013 – 2022, (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 35
FIG. 12 Comparative Analysis of North America Lime Sulfur Market Revenue, By Country, 2013 – 2022, (US$ Mn) 38
FIG. 13 Europe Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue, 2013 – 2022, (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 39
FIG. 14 Comparative Analysis of Europe Lime Sulfur Market Revenue, By Country, 2015, (US$ Mn) 42
FIG. 15 Asia Pacific Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue, 2013 – 2022, (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 43
FIG. 16 China Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue, 2013 – 2022, (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 46
FIG. 17 Indian Subcontinent Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue, 2013 – 2022, (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 47
FIG. 18 Comparative Analysis of Asia Pacific Lime Sulfur Market Revenue, By Region, 2015, (US$ Mn) 48
FIG. 19 Middle East & Africa Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue, 2013 – 2022, (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 49
FIG. 20 Latin America Lime Sulfur Market Volume and Revenue, 2013 – 2022, (Million Tons) (US$ Mn) 52

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Market Snapshot: Global Lime Sulfur Market 16
TABLE 2 Impact Indicators 26
TABLE 3 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints 26
TABLE 4 North America Lime Sulfur Market Volume, By End-users, 2013 – 2022 (Million Tons) 36
TABLE 5 North America Lime Sulfur Market Revenue, By End-users, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn) 37
TABLE 6 Europe Lime Sulfur Market Volume, By End-users, 2013 – 2022 (Million Tons) 40
TABLE 7 Europe Lime Sulfur Market Revenue, By End-users, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn) 41
TABLE 8 Asia Pacific Lime Sulfur Market Volume, By End-users, 2013 – 2022 (Million Tons) 44
TABLE 9 Asia Pacific Lime Sulfur Market Revenue, By End-users, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn) 45
TABLE 10 Middle East & Africa Lime Sulfur Market, By End-users, 2013 – 2022 (Million Tons) 50
TABLE 11 Middle East & Africa Lime Sulfur Market, By End-users, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn) 51
TABLE 12 Latin America Lime Sulfur Market, By End-users, 2013 – 2022 (Million Tons) 53
TABLE 13 Latin America Lime Sulfur Market, By End-users, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn) 53
TABLE 14 North Country Organics: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage) 55
TABLE 15 Miller Chemical & Fertilizers, LLC.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage) 57
TABLE 16 Graus Chemicals: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage) 58
TABLE 17 Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage) 60
TABLE 18 OR-CAL Inc.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage) 62
TABLE 19 Specialty Crop Solutions: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Position/Portfolio; News Coverage) 64

On the basis of its application, the lime sulfur market is categorized into following end-use segments:

  • Horticulture Industry
  • Veterinary Industry

Lime Sulfur Market

Horticulture industry accounted for major share of global lime sulfur market in 2016. It accounted for more than 60% revenue share of global lime sulfur market is expected to increase in the near future. Horticulture is a branch of agriculture which deals with the science, technology, art and business of plant cultivation. The cultivation includes fruits, vegetables, medicinal plants, flowers and non-food crops such as ornamental plants and decorative plants. Lime sulfur is widely used in the horticulture industry. It is a mixture of calcium polysulfide which is formed by the reaction of calcium hydroxide with sulfur. It is used as a pesticide to protect plants and crops from bacteria and fungi. It is widely used in the horticulture industry as it controls various diseases such black knot, plum pockets and black spot of rose among others. Sulfur is toxic to pathogens as it kills them by fumigation or direct contact. Sulfur in itself is toxic to some plant species and hence lime is added to it, making it a combination of lime sulfur as a pest control agent. Hence, lime sulfur has high demand from the horticulture industry worldwide. Lime sulfur is also used as lime sulfur dip in the veterinary industry. It is used for pets such as cats, dogs and horses for treating the pets suffering from dermatoses and parasites. Therefore, veterinary industry is also anticipated to boost market demand for lime sulfur during the forecast period from 2015 to 2022.

On the basis of geography, the global lime sulfur market is segmented into following categories,

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France
    • Germany
    • UK
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Lime Sulfur Market

Asia Pacific accounted for largest share of global lime sulfur market in 2015. It accounted for more than 38.0% revenue share of global lime sulfur market and is expected to increase in the near future. Growing demand from the horticulture industry is expected to drive growth of global lime sulfur market in the region. China and India are the major production houses of lime sulfur and hence, high demand for lime sulfur is reported in the region, thereby promoting demand and growth for lime sulfur. North America followed Asia Pacific in terms of demand and accounted as the second largest market for lime sulfur in 2015.Growing number of pet adoption in the region has thereby promoted demand for lime sulfur as it is used as a treatment for skin infections of pets such as dogs, cats and horses. Therefore, North America is also expected to boost high demand for lime sulfur in the near future. Europe accounted as the third largest market for lime sulfur and is expected to increase in the near future due to high demand for ornamental plants in the region. High cultivation of ornamental plants has led to demand for lime sulfur as a pesticide to protect it from bacteria and fungi. Other regions such as Latin America and Middle East & Africa are also expected to boost market demand for lime sulfur during the forecast period from 2015 to 2022.

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