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Global Lime Market: By Type: Quick Lime, Hydrated Lime, Others; By Application: Metallurgical Applications, Environmental, Chemical and Industrial, Construction Applications; Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2015-2025); Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Global Lime Market Outlook

The global lime market reached a value of around USD 47 billion in 2019. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4% in the forecast period of 2020-2025 to reach a value of USD 59.5 billion by 2025.

The high maturity markets in the industry include North America and Europe. The markets with high growth potential include countries like South America, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

 

Lime Market

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The Asia Pacific is the leading region in terms of production. The region is expected to continue having a healthy growth rate in the coming years as well. It is among the fastest-growing lime industry. The lime industry in the region is boosted by the rapidly growing construction industry in the region, especially China and India. The booming construction industry is supporting the demand growth for hydrated lime. The region also has significant demand growth for the steel industry, which in turn is boosting the demand for lime. The increasing investments by the Chinese government, as well as private firms in the construction and infrastructure industries, have boosted the demand for the product in the Asia Pacific. The growing demand for mineral production in the region is also expected to drive the demand for the product. China is likely to be the largest lime producer as well as consumer in the region in the coming years.

Lhoist Group, one of the key players, is also a leading company of lime as well as minerals. The company holds over a 10% share in the lime production, globally. It produces and distributes the product across various regions. It is the leading company due to the excellent quality of its product, which is liked by the consumers worldwide. It serves industries like steel, environmental, building and civil engineering, pulp and paper, and agriculture industries.

 

Lime Market by Application

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Lime: Industry Definition and Segmentation

Lime refers to a white caustic alkaline material that consists of calcium oxide, generated by heating limestone and combined with water to produce a lot of heat and quicklime.

The various types of the product are:

  • Quick Lime
  • Hydrated Lime
  • Others

The product is used in the following sectors:

  • Metallurgical Applications
  • Environmental
  • Chemical and Industrial
  • Construction Applications

Metallurgical applications are the leading application sector, accounting for 37% of the product’s applications globally.

The EMR report also covers the regional markets like North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

 

Lime Market by Region

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Market Analysis

The global lime industry is being driven by the growing construction industry across the globe. The construction sector is rapidly growing, especially in the developing economies, like India and China. The growth is aided by the growing population and the rising economies of the countries. The region is witnessing growing construction activities to cater to the housing demand of the population. Recent policies in the United States regarding anti-dumping tariffs and the new regulations in China are affecting the steel industry, which would also support the lime industry growth.

The growing steel industry is also driving the lime industry demand. Hydrated lime has its application in providing the steel products protection from corrosion as well as impurities. It is like a coating on the products, which helps to neutralize the acid of the slag. Thus, the growth in the steel industry is directly affecting the industry growth of the product. Its increasing use in the metallurgical application while producing steel is driving the growth of the lime industry further. The product is also used in the manufacturing of aluminium and magnesium. It has wide applications in the refining of metal ores and non-ferrous metals like gold, silver, and aluminium, among others.

Environmental regulations in China are also acting as a major driver for the lime industry. The stringent regulations by the China government about the emissions by power plants and wastewater treatment plants is driving the industry growth for the product further. Other major factors driving the demand for the product are flue gas treatment, chemicals, and the growing automobiles production.

 

Key Industry Players in the Global Lime Market

The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global lime market, covering their competitive landscape, capacity, and latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, and investments, expansions of capacity, and plant turnarounds:

  • Lhoist Group 
  • Carmeuse Group
  • Graymont Limited
  • Mississippi Lime Company
  • Nordkalk Corporation
  • Ognyanovo K JSC 
  • Sigma Minerals Ltd.
  • Others

The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the industry based on Porter’s five forces model, along with giving a SWOT analysis. The report also gives the price and trade data analysis of the industry.

1    Preface
    1.1    Objectives of the Study
        1.1.1    Research Objective
        1.1.2    Key Findings of the Report
2    Research Methodology
    2.1    Data Extraction
    2.2    Data Corroboration
    2.3    Market Structure
    2.4    Assumptions
    2.5    Market Models
3    Introduction
    3.1    Market Outlook
    3.2    Market Scope and Segmentation
    3.3    Additional Insights
4    Executive Summary
    4.1    Key Market Developments
    4.2    Market Analysis
    4.3    Key Players
    4.4    Cost Structure
    4.5    Market Revenue and Growth
5    Market Dynamics
    5.1    Market Driver Analysis
    5.2    Market Restraint Analysis
    5.3    Industry Challenges
    5.4    Industry Opportunities
6    Global Lime Market Analysis
    6.1    Figure: Global Lime Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
    6.2    Chart: Global Lime Market Breakup by Type
        6.2.1    Quick Lime
        6.2.2    Hydrated Lime
        6.2.3    Others
    6.3    Figure: Global Lime Market Breakup by Type: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        6.3.1    Quick Lime
        6.3.2    Hydrated Lime
        6.3.3    Others
    6.4    Chart: Global Lime Market Breakup by Application: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        6.4.1    Metallurgical Applications
        6.4.2    Environmental
        6.4.3    Chemical and Industrial
        6.4.4    Construction Applications 
    6.5    Figure: Global Lime Market Breakup by Application: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        6.5.1    Metallurgical Applications
        6.5.2    Environmental
        6.5.3    Chemical and Industrial
        6.5.4    Construction Applications
    6.6    Chart: Global Lime Market Breakup by Region
        6.6.1    North America
            6.6.1.1    United State of America
            6.6.1.2    Canada
        6.6.2    Europe
            6.6.2.1    United Kingdom
            6.6.2.2    Germany
            6.6.2.3    France
            6.6.2.4    Italy
            6.6.2.5    Others
        6.6.3    Asia Pacific
            6.6.3.1    China
            6.6.3.2    Japan
            6.6.3.3    India
            6.6.3.4    ASEAN
            6.6.3.5    Others
        6.6.4    Latin America
            6.6.4.1    Brazil
            6.6.4.2    Argentina
            6.6.4.3    Mexico
            6.6.4.4    Others
        6.6.5    Middle East and Africa
            6.6.5.1    Saudi Arabia
            6.6.5.2    United Arab Emirates
            6.6.5.3    Nigeria
            6.6.5.4    South Africa
            6.6.5.5    Others
    6.7    Figure: Global Lime Market Breakup by Region: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        6.7.1    North America
            6.7.1.1    United State of America
            6.7.1.2    Canada
        6.7.2    Europe
            6.7.2.1    United Kingdom
            6.7.2.2    Germany
            6.7.2.3    France
            6.7.2.4    Italy
            6.7.2.5    Others
        6.7.3    Asia Pacific
            6.7.3.1    China
            6.7.3.2    Japan
            6.7.3.3    India
            6.7.3.4    ASEAN
            6.7.3.5    Others
        6.7.4    Latin America
            6.7.4.1    Brazil
            6.7.4.2    Argentina
            6.7.4.3    Mexico
            6.7.4.4    Others
        6.7.5    Middle East and Africa
            6.7.5.1    Saudi Arabia
            6.7.5.2    United Arab Emirates
            6.7.5.3    Nigeria
            6.7.5.4    South Africa
            6.7.5.5    Others
7    Global Lime Price Analysis
    7.1    North America Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2025)
    7.2    Europe Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2025)
    7.3    Asia Pacific Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2025)
    7.4    Latin America Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2025)
    7.5    Middle East and Africa Historical Price Trends (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2025)
8    Global Trade Data Analysis (HS Code: 252210, 252220,252230)
    8.1    Major Exporting Countries: by Value and Volume
    8.2    Major Importing Countries: by Value and Volume
9    SWOT Analysis
    9.1    Overview
    9.2    Strengths
    9.3    Weaknesses
    9.4    Opportunities
    9.5    Threats
10    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    10.1    Overview
    10.2    Buyer’s Power
    10.3    Supplier’s Power
    10.4    New Entrants
    10.5    Degree of Rivalry
    10.6    Substitutes
11    Value Chain Analysis
12    EMR’s Key Indicators for Demand
13    EMR’s Key Indicators for Price
14    Procurement Strategy

    14.1    Sourcing Model
    14.2    Contract Model
15    Cost Analysis
    15.1    Cost of Raw Material
    15.2    Labour Cost
    15.3    Energy
    15.4    Manufacturing Overheads
    15.5    Other Costs
16    Competitive Landscape & Supplier Analysis
    16.1    Lhoist Group 
        16.1.1    Company Overview
        16.1.2    Financial Analysis
    16.2    Carmeuse Group
        16.2.1    Company Overview
        16.2.2    Financial Analysis
    16.3    Graymont Limited
        16.3.1    Company Overview
        16.3.2    Financial Analysis
    16.4    Mississippi Lime Company
        16.4.1    Company Overview
        16.4.2    Financial Analysis
    16.5    Nordkalk Corporation
        16.5.1    Company Overview
        16.5.2    Financial Analysis
    16.6    Ognyanovo K JSC 
        16.6.1    Company Overview
        16.6.2    Financial Analysis
    16.7    Sigma Minerals Ltd.
        16.7.1    Company Overview
        16.7.2    Financial Analysis
    16.8    Others
17    Industry Events and Developments

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18    Manufacturing Process
    18.1    Detailed Process Flow
    18.2    Operations Involved
    18.3    Mass Balance
19    Production Cost Analysis and Project Economics
    19.1    Land, Location and Site Development
    19.2    Construction
    19.3    Plant Machinery
    19.4    Cost of Raw Material
    19.5    Packaging
    19.6    Transportation
    19.7    Utilities
    19.8    Manpower
    19.9    Other Capital Investment

Key Questions Answered in the Report

In 2019, the global lime market attained a value of nearly USD 47 billion.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4% between 2020 and 2025.

The market is estimated to witness a healthy growth in the forecast period of 2020-2025 to reach about USD 59.5 billion by 2025.

The major drivers of the industry, such as booming construction industry, increasing investments, and the growing demand for mineral production, are expected to aid the market growth.

The key market trend guiding the growth of the market includes the rising demand from the steel industry.

The major regions in the industry are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

The major types of lime in the market are quick lime and hydrated lime, among others.

The most significant application of the product are metallurgical applications.

The major players in the industry are Lhoist Group, Carmeuse Group, Graymont Limited, Mississippi Lime Company, Nordkalk Corporation, Ognyanovo K JSC, and Sigma Minerals Ltd., among others.

Analyst Review

The global lime market attained a value of USD 47 billion in 2019, driven by booming construction industry. Aided by the rising demand from the steel industry, the market is expected to witness a further growth in the forecast period of 2020-2025, growing at a CAGR of 4%. The market is projected to reach USD 59.5 billion by 2025.

EMR’s meticulous research methodology delves deep into the market, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on its types, the market can be segmented into quick lime, hydrated lime, and others. On the basis of applications, the industry is divided into metallurgical applications, environmental, chemical and industrial, and construction applications, with metallurgical applications leading the market. The major regional markets for the product are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The key players in the above market include Lhoist Group, Carmeuse Group, Graymont Limited, Mississippi Lime Company, Nordkalk Corporation, Ognyanovo K JSC, Sigma Minerals Ltd., and others.

EMR’s research methodology uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and the expertise of their highly accomplished team, thus, providing their customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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