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

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.

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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Published Date:  Jul 2016
Category:  Chemicals
Report ID:   57976
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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