Lime green: Rising construction and new environmental applications will foster steady growth

Over the five years to 2018, the Lime Manufacturing industry experienced minor setbacks. Despite broad uses of lime, particularly the expanding applications of lime products in the pollution abatement market, revenue growth slowed between 2014 and 2016. Overall, domestic operators were unable to overcome a reduction in lime volumes sold in North America during the five-year period, mainly due to intensifying competition causing several US plants to shut down in 2016 and 2017. Total domestic lime production fell over the five years to 2018, due to decreased consumption by the US nonferrous metallurgical and steel industries and several plants closing, according to the latest available Mineral Commodity Summary by the US Geological Survey...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 13-18
-1.7%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
4,239
Businesses
102

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising construction activity and expanding environmental applications of lime products contributed to industry growth
  • Lime products play a vital role in water purification as well as sewage treatment
  • Industry profitability is forecast to remain steady
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The regions with the greatest concentration of lime manufacturing establishments include the Southeast, Great Lakes, Southwest and the Mid-Atlantic. The distribution of lime manufacturing in the United States is heavily skewed toward regions in proximity to the mining of raw material deposits. Six states currently make up over 50.0% of total US lime production. This concentration is due to the low value-to-weight ratio of lime, which makes transportation a significant expense. Still, most manufacturers incur substantial expenses transporting raw materials to manufacturing plants or finished products to end users, typically by rail.SoutheastThe Southeast ranks as the largest lime-manufacturing region in the United States, accounting for 28.6% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Lime Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Lime Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to control total supply on market
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from iron and steel manufacturing and Industrial production index in the Lime Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Lime Manufacturing Industry?

    The Lime Manufacturing industry comprises establishments that manufacture lime from calcitic limestone, dolomitic limestone or other calcareous materials, such as coral, chalk and shells. Lime manufacturing establishments may mine, quarry, collect or purchase the sources of calcium carbonate.

    Industry Products
  • High-calcium quicklime
  • Dolomitic quicklime
  • High-calcium hydrated lime
  • Dolomitic hydrated lime
  • Industry Activities
  • Lime production
  • Quicklime
  • Dolomitic lime
  • Hydrated lime
  • Dead-burned dolomite
  • Calcium oxide
  • Calcium hydroxide
  • Agricultural lime
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from iron and steel manufacturing
  • Industrial production index
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Value of construction

  • Current Performance
  • Reduced demand from metallurgical markets
  • Environmental applications
  • Costs and trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit to increase
  • Influencing demand
  • International trade
  • Table: Lime Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Lime Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Water Supply & Irrigation Systems
  • Sewage Treatment Facilities
  • Construction
  • Paper Mills
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Coal & Natural Gas Power
  • Nuclear Power
  • Hydroelectric Power

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Mineral & Phosphate Mining
  • Natural Gas Distribution
  • Stone Mining
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Water Supply & Irrigation Systems

  • Products & Services
  • High-calcium quicklime
  • Dolomitic quicklime
  • High-calcium hydrated lime
  • Dolomitic hydrated lime
  • Chart: Lime Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Metallurgical market
  • Chemical and industrial market
  • Environmental market
  • Construction market
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Lime Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent, utilities and marketingDepreciation and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Lime Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Lime Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Martin Marietta Materials Inc., The Carmeuse Group, Mississippi Lime Company, Graymont Limited,
  • Table: Martin Marietta Materials Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: The Carmeuse Group - financial performance
  • Table: Mississippi Lime Company - financial performance
  • Table: Graymont Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Lime Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Lime Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Industrial Production Index (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Dolomite
  • Limestone rich in magnesium carbonate.
  • Hydrated Lime
  • A dry powder product manufactured by treating quicklime with sufficient water to satisfy its chemical affinity for water (converting the oxides to hydroxides).
  • Quicklime
  • Widely used chemical compound which is produced by heating limestone to very high temperatures to create calcium oxide (CaO).
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