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Article Publishing Date: Apr 22, 2022

U.S. Lime Market Rebounds to $2.8B with Rising Production

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

In 2021, the U.S. lime market was finally on the rise to reach $2.8B after two years of decline. Over the period under review, consumption, however, recorded a mild decline. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $3.5B in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2021, consumption remained at a lower figure.

U.S. Lime Production

In 2021, production of lime was finally on the rise to reach 17M tonnes after two years of decline. Over the period under review, production, however, recorded a slight curtailment. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010. Lime production peaked at 20M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2021, production remained at a lower figure.

U.S. Lime Exports

After two years of decline, shipments abroad of lime increased by 26% to 335K tonnes in 2021. In general, sales abroad posted a resilient expansion. Exports peaked at 422K tonnes in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2021, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, lime exports skyrocketed to $53M in 2021. Overall, exports continue to indicate a buoyant expansion. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010. Exports peaked at $84M in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2021, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

Canada (320K tonnes) was the main destination for lime exports from the United States, with a 96% share of total exports. It was followed by Mexico (10K tonnes), with a 3% share of total supplies.

In value terms, Canada ($46M) remains the key foreign market for lime exports from the United States, comprising 86% of total supplies. Mexico ($5M) with a 9.3% share of total exports took the second position in the ranking. From 2007 to 2021, the average annual growth rate of value to Canada totaled +6.5%.

Export Prices by Country

The average lime export price stood at $159 per tonne in 2021, surging by 8.2% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices for the major export markets. In 2021, the country with the highest price was Mexico ($487 per tonne), while the average price for exports to Canada totaled $143 per tonne. From 2007 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Mexico.

U.S. Lime Imports

In 2021, overseas purchases of lime were finally on the rise to reach 323K tonnes after two years of decline. Over the period under review, imports, however, continue to indicate a mild downturn. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2009. Over the period under review, imports hit record highs at 512K tonnes in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2021, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, lime imports rose sharply to $59M in 2021. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.3% from 2007 to 2021.

Imports by Country

In 2021, Canada (284K tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of lime to the United States, accounting for an 88% share of total imports. Moreover, lime imports from Canada exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Mexico (23K tonnes), more than tenfold.

In value terms, Canada ($47M) constituted the largest supplier of lime to the United States, comprising 79% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Mexico ($5.4M), with a 9% share of total supplies.

From 2007 to 2021, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from Canada was relatively modest. Imports from Mexico recorded a growth rate of +1.7% per year.

Import Prices by Country

In 2021, the average lime import price amounted to $184 per tonne, rising by 2.9% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was the Dominican Republic ($254 per tonne), while the price for Canada ($165 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2007 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Mexico, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced mixed trend patterns.

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This report provides an in-depth analysis of the lime market in the U.S.. 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.


Product coverage:
• Prodcom 23521033 - Quicklime
• Prodcom 23521035 - Slaked lime
• Prodcom 23521050 - Hydraulic lime
• Prodcom 23523030 - Calcined and sintered dolomite, crude, roughly trimmed or merely cut into rectangular or square blocks or slabs
Country coverage:
• United States

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in the U.S.
• 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

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
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
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2021
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

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007-2021
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2021
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007-2021
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2021
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