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Article Publishing Date: Jul 30, 2019

EU Lime Market - Poland Emerges As The Fastest-Growing Exporter

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'EU - Quicklime, Slaked Lime And Hydraulic Lime - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The revenue of the lime market in the European Union amounted to $2.1B in 2018, falling by -2.7% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, lime consumption continues to indicate a significant drop. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, with an increase of 6.8% y-o-y. In that year, the lime market reached its peak level of $3.4B. From 2009 to 2018, the growth of the lime market failed to regain its momentum.

Production in the EU

In 2018, approx. 23M tonnes of quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime were produced in the European Union; reducing by -2.7% against the previous year.

Exports in the EU

In 2018, the amount of quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime exported in the European Union amounted to 3.6M tonnes, picking up by 2.7% against the previous year. In general, lime exports, however, continue to indicate a slight descent. In value terms, lime exports amounted to $423M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

In 2018, France (949K tonnes), Belgium (677K tonnes) and Germany (542K tonnes) were the key exporters of quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime in the European Union, generating 61% of total export. It was distantly followed by the Czech Republic (292K tonnes), Spain (182K tonnes) and Poland (173K tonnes), together committing 18% share of total exports. The following exporters - Italy (153K tonnes), Slovakia (116K tonnes), the UK (98K tonnes), Austria (56K tonnes) and Portugal (55K tonnes) - together made up 13% of total exports. From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Poland, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth. In value terms, the largest lime markets in the European Union were France ($116M), Belgium ($80M) and Germany ($69M), together accounting for 63% of total exports. The Czech Republic, Spain, Poland, the UK, Italy, Slovakia, Portugal and Austria lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 30%.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the lime export price in the European Union amounted to $119 per tonne, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year. Overall, the lime export price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when the export price increased by 16% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export prices for quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime attained their maximum at $135 per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure. There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest export price was the UK ($178 per tonne), while the Czech Republic ($91 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was attained by Spain, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU
 

In 2018, the amount of quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime imported in the European Union stood at 3.5M tonnes, jumping by 9.3% against the previous year. In value terms, lime imports totaled $393M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

In 2018, the Netherlands (837K tonnes), distantly followed by Finland (499K tonnes), Germany (446K tonnes), France (364K tonnes), Belgium (225K tonnes), Poland (216K tonnes) and Sweden (202K tonnes) were the largest importers of quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime, together mixing up 80% of total imports. From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Finland, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth. In value terms, the largest lime importing markets in the European Union were the Netherlands ($99M), Finland ($55M) and Germany ($52M), with a combined 52% share of total imports.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the lime import price in the European Union amounted to $113 per tonne, stabilizing at the previous year. In general, the lime import price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Import prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest import price was Sweden ($142 per tonne), while Poland ($91 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by France, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 23521033 - Quicklime
• Prodcom 23521035 - Slaked lime
• Prodcom 23521050 - Hydraulic lime

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the lime market in the EU. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.



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• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in the EU, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in the EU
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2025
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2018
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2018
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Austria
• Belgium
• Bulgaria
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Estonia
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Ireland
• Italy
• Latvia
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Malta
• Netherlands
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Spain
• Sweden
• United Kingdom
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2018
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2018
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2018
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2018
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2018
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2018
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2018
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