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Lime is a calcium compound in the wastewater treatment process and is also used on the steel industry for removing which consists of calcium oxide and calcium hydroxide. It has a wide range of application across construction, chemical, environmental, and metallurgical application. It is majorly used the impurities. Moreover, it is also used in the construction industry in the road, buildings, and dams where it is used to stabilize the soil.

The U.S. lime market is projected to surpass US$ 3.7 billion by the end of 2027, in terms of revenue, growing at CAGR of 3.7% during the forecast period (2020 to 2027).

Drivers

Growing demand for lime in the production of precipitated calcium carbonate is expected to serve as a major driving factor for the market of U.S. lime. Precipitated calcium carbonate has a wide range of application which includes paper, plastic, paint, rubber, and ink. Moreover, precipitate calcium carbonate is also used in the production of calcium-based antacid formulation and multi-vitamin tablets due to its high content of calcium.

Growth in the construction industry in the U.S. is propelling the market growth of lime in the region. According to the Associated General Contractors of America, construction industry is a major contributor to the U.S. economy. The industry creates nearly $1.3 trillion worth of structures each year. Therefore, growth in the construction industry is the country is expected to accelerate the market growth of lime over the forecast period. 

Regionally, South dominated the U.S. lime market in 2019, reporting 38% market share in terms of revenue, followed by Midwest and Western, respectively.

Figure 1. U.S. Lime Market, Revenue Share (%), By Region, 2019

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Market Restraints

Storage time of lime is a key challenge faced by manufacturer especially among the major players and this is expected to hinder the market growth of lime. Lime cannot be stored for a longer time because lime changes its chemical and physical characteristics very easily when it comes in contact with moisture and carbon dioxide which makes it unsuitable for use.

Limited production of lime due to harsh weather conditions is expected to hinder the market growth of the U.S. lime. Limited production of lime is a major factor expected to restrict the market growth of lime over the forecast period.

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U.S. Lime Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2019 Market Size in 2019: US$ 2.8 Bn
Historical Data for: 2016 to 2019 Forecast Period: 2020 to 2027
Forecast Period 2020 to 2027 CAGR: 3.7% 2027 Value Projection: US$ 3.7 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • U.S.: Northeast, Midwest, South, Western
Segments covered:
  • By Product Type: Hydrated, Quicklime
  • By Application: Cement, Metal, Chemical, Fertilizers, Pulp & Paper, Other
Companies covered:

Carmeuse, The United States Lime & Minerals, Inc., Cheney Lime & Cement Company, Lhoist, Linwood Mining & Minerals, Pete Lien & Sons, Inc., Mississippi Lime Company, Graymont Limited, and Valley Minerals LLC

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing demand for lime in the production of precipitated calcium carbonate
  • Growth in the construction industry in the U.S.
  • Rising mining industry in the country
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Manufacturers face major challenge to store lime especially for major players
  • Limited production of lime due to harsh weather conditions

Market Opportunities

Growing consumption of cement in the U.S. is expected to represent potential opportunities to the market of the lime. According to the data by CEIC Data, the United States’ cement consumption data was reported at 96,800.000 Metric Ton th in Dec 2017. This records an increase from the previous number of 94,200.000 Metric Ton th for Dec 2016. Thus growing consumption of cement in the U.S. is projected to augment the market growth of lime.

Growth in the pulp &paper industry in the U.S. country is expected to present lucrative growth opportunities to the market of the U.S. According to the Trading Economics, the United States exports of paper and paperboard, articles of pulp, paper and board was US$ 15.07 Billion during 2019. Therefore, the growing pulp and paper industry in the country is expected to augment the market growth of the U.S. lime over the forecast timeframe. 

Figure 2. U.S. Lime Market – Opportunity Analysis

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Market Trends

The rising trend of using lime in environmental applications such as wastewater treatment is expected to augment the market growth. Moreover, the majority of an industrialist in the country produced a large amount of wastewater that contain harmful chemicals and other product which are require to be treated before it dispose of in the environment. Thus, the growing demand for lime from the wastewater treatment industry is expected to augment the market growth.

The growing use of precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) in the polymer and pulp paper industry is another major trend expected to foster market growth. Moreover, manufacturers are focusing on introducing fine grade lime in order to meet the rising demand from end-use industries in the region is expected to accelerate the market growth of the U.S. lime over the forecast period.

Figure 3. U.S. Lime Market, Revenue Share (%), Application, in 2019

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On the basis of application, chemical dominated the U.S. lime market in 2019 with around 33% of market share in terms of revenue, followed by metal and cement, respectively.

Regulations

The Lime Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Rules, 2002

In the United States, commonly used fuel for the production of lime is coal, followed by the coke. Emissions of gases during the combustion of coal and other fuels make the lime production to come under the regulatory scrutiny of the Clean Air Act (CAA). 

The governing authorities and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has introduced regulations on the lime manufacturers to limit the hazardous and harmful air pollutants from the lime operating plants. These regulations, known as the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rules, are aimed to target emissions of hydrochloric acid, particulate matter, and the metallic hazardous air pollutants.

U.S. lime Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

Manufacturers in lime market are facing major challenges to operate due to various factors such as disruptions in supply chains, lack of sub-contractors & raw materials, and the dissolution of contracts and expense control. This scenario is expected to continue to reduce the demand of lime services across the globe which in turn will hinder the growth of the U.S. lime market for a short term period till the end of 2021. However, functional activities in various industries are likely to continue after short-term period and stabilize the market growth during 2021-2022.

Competitive Section

Key players are operating in the U.S. lime market are Carmeuse, The United States Lime & Minerals, Inc., Cheney Lime & Cement Company, Lhoist, Linwood Mining & Minerals, Pete Lien & Sons, Inc., Mississippi Lime Company, Graymont Limited, and Valley Minerals LLC

Lime is an inorganic mineral derived from limestone. Its chemical name is Calcium Hydroxide (CaOH). Lime is used in building and construction materials abundantly as well as used in various industries such as in agriculture, water treatment plants, steel manufacturing industry, metallurgical industry and others

Market Dynamics

The U.S. lime market has witnessed significant growth in recent past years, owing to the rising constructional activities in the developing regions in the country. Furthermore, the rapid growth in the mining industry has also fuelled the demand of the lime in the recent past years. This scenario is expected to provide lucrative growth to the U.S. lime market over the forecast period.

Major players in the U.S. lime market are increasing their investment on innovative product launchings, research & development and marketing & promotional activities to capitalize on emerging trends in various end applications such as mining, wastewater treatment, construction and others. This scenario is expected to fuel the market during the forecast period.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of U.S. lime market size (US$ Billion and Kilo Tons), and Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2020 – 2027), considering 2019 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights into market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by the leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the U.S. lime market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study Carmeuse, The United States Lime & Minerals, Inc., Cheney Lime & Cement Company, Lhoist, Linwood Mining & Minerals, Pete Lien & Sons, Inc., Mississippi Lime Company, Graymont Limited, and Valley Minerals LLC
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of companies to make informed decision regarding their future product launches, Product Type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The U.S. lime market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, U.S. lime manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the U.S. lime market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • U.S. Lime Market, By Product Type:
    • Quick Lime
    • Hydrated Lime
  • U.S. Lime Market, By Application:
    • Cement Manufacturing
    • Metal Manufacturing
    • Chemical
      • Water Treatment
      • Flue Gas
      • Others
    • Fertilizer
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Others
  • U.S. Lime Market, By Region:
    • Northeast
      • By Product Type
        • Quick Lime
        • Hydrated Lime
      • By Application
        • Cement Manufacturing
        • Metal Manufacturing
        • Chemical
          • Water Treatment
          • Flue Gas
          • Others
        • Fertilizer
        • Pulp & Paper
        • Others
    • Midwest
      • By Product Type
        • Quick Lime
        • Hydrated Lime
      • By Application
        • Cement Manufacturing
        • Metal Manufacturing
        • Chemical
          • Water Treatment
          • Flue Gas
          • Others
        • Fertilizer
        • Pulp & Paper
        • Others
    • South
      • By Product Type
        • Quick Lime
        • Hydrated Lime
      • By Application
        • Cement Manufacturing
        • Metal Manufacturing
        • Chemical
          • Water Treatment
          • Flue Gas
          • Others
        • Fertilizer
        • Pulp & Paper
        • Others
    • Western
      • By Product Type
        • Quick Lime
        • Hydrated Lime
      • By Application
        • Cement Manufacturing
        • Metal Manufacturing
        • Chemical
          • Water Treatment
          • Flue Gas
          • Others
        • Fertilizer
        • Pulp & Paper
        • Others
  • Company Profiles
    • Carmeuse*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • The United States Lime & Minerals, Inc.
    • Cheney Lime & Cement Company
    • Lhoist
    • Linwood Mining & Minerals
    • Pete Lien & Sons, Inc.
    • Mississippi Lime Company
    • Graymont Limited
    • Valley Minerals Llc

 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objectives and Assumptions
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Product Type
      • Market Snippet, By Application
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
        • Supply Side Drivers
        • Demand Side Drivers
        • Economic Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
      • Regulatory Scenario
      • Industry Trend
      • PEST Analysis
      • PORTER’s Analysis
      • New Product Approvals/Launch
      • Promotion and Marketing Initiatives
  4. U.S. Lime Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
    • Impact on constructional activities, by Geography
      • Northeast
      • Midwest
      • South
      • Western
  5. U.S. Lime Market, By Product Type, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Billion and Kilo Tons)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2020 - 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Quick Lime
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2020 - 2027
    • Hydrated Lime
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2020 - 2027
  6. U.S. Lime Market, By Application, 2017 - 2027 (US$ Billion and Kilo Tons)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2020 - 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Cement Manufacturing
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2020 - 2027
    • Metal Manufacturing
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2020 - 2027
    • Chemical
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2020 - 2027
      • Segment Trends
        • Water Treatment
        • Flue Gas
        • Others
    • Fertilizer
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2020 - 2027
    • Pulp & Paper
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2020 - 2027
    • Others
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2020 - 2027
  7. U.S. Lime Market, By Region, 2017- 2027 (US$ Billion and Kilo Tons)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Region, 2020 - 2027
    • Northeast
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Region, 2019 - 2027
      • Region Trends
        • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017- 2027 (US$ Billion and Million Units)
        • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017- 2027 (US$ Billion and Million Units)
    • Midwest
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Region, 2019 - 2027
      • Region Trends
        • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017- 2027 (US$ Billion and Million Units)
        • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017- 2027 (US$ Billion and Million Units)
    • South
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Region, 2019 - 2027
      • Region Trends
        • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017- 2027 (US$ Billion and Million Units)
        • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017- 2027 (US$ Billion and Million Units)
    • Western
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2017 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Region, 2019 - 2027
      • Region Trends
        • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2017- 2027 (US$ Billion and Million Units)
        • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2017- 2027 (US$ Billion and Million Units)
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Market Share Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      • The Hertz Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments
        • Future Plans
      • Carmeuse
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments
        • Future Plans
      • The United States Lime & Minerals, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments
        • Future Plans
      • Cheney Lime & Cement Company
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments
        • Future Plans
      • Lhoist
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments
        • Future Plans
      • Linwood Mining & Minerals
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments
        • Future Plans
      • Pete Lien & Sons, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments
        • Future Plans
      • Mississippi Lime Company
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments
        • Future Plans
      • Graymont Limited
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments
        • Future Plans
      • Valley Minerals Llc
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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Frequently Asked Questions

The market for U.S. lime is forecast to surpass US$ 3.7 billion by 2027 witnessing a CAGR of 3.7% between 2020 and 2027.
Growth in the construction industry and mining industry in the country is fuelling the growth of the U.S. lime market in the region.
Rising trend of using lime in environmental applications such as wastewater treatment is expected to favor market growth over the forecast period.
Manufacturers face major challenge to store lime especially for major players and limited production of lime due to harsh weather conditions is expected to hamper the growth the market during the forecast period.
Major players operating in the U.S. lime market include Carmeuse, The United States Lime & Minerals, Inc., Cheney Lime & Cement Company, Lhoist, Linwood Mining & Minerals, Pete Lien & Sons, Inc., Mississippi Lime Company, Graymont Limited, and Valley Minerals LLC
The U.S. lime market was estimated to be valued around US$ 2.8 Billion in terms of revenue in 2019.
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