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Lime Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Lime Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 32741 | May 2017

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

IBISWorld’s Lime Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
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
  • A rise in manufacturing activity is expected to sustain the industry
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2017, the Lime Manufacturing industry experienced minor setbacks. Despite broad uses of lime, particularly the expanding applications of lime products in the pollution abatement market, many industry operators struggled to remain profitable. Overall, domestic operators were unable to overcome a reduction in lime volumes sold in North America over the five-year period, mainly due to intensifying competition from Chinese imports. Despite reduced production, efficiency gains, as well as favorable macroeconomic economic conditions, boosted overall industry profit. The outlook for operators in the Lime Manufacturing industry is positive... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Lime is sold in a variety of forms and primarily used as an input in other industries. Lime's wide range of applications enables it to be used in many different industries, from sewage treatment to steel manufacturing. There are two main types of lime produced in this industry: quicklime and hydrated lime. Quicklime includes high calcium quicklime and dolomitic quicklime, while hydrated lime includes high calcium hydrated lime and dolomitic hydrated lime. Each of these products has specific uses and applications in various downstream industries.


Dolomitic quicklime is lime made from high quality deposits of dolomitic limestone, which is limestone containing 40.0% to 44.0% magnesium carbonate. In 2017, dolomitic quicklime is expected to account for 14.2% 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... purchase to read more


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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 productionQuicklimeDolomitic limeHydrated limeDead-burned dolomiteCalcium oxideCalcium hydroxideAgricultural lime

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent, utilities and marketing
  • Depreciation and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Lime Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Lime Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Martin Marietta Materials Inc.
    Carmeuse Lime & Stone Group
    Graymont Limited
    Mississippi Lime Company
  • Table: Martin Marietta Materials Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Carmeuse Lime & Stone Group - financial performance
  • Table: Graymont Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Mississippi Lime Company - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Lime Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Industrial Production Index (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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