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United Kingdom: Lime Market Overview 2021

Lime Market Size in the UK

The UK lime market totaled $X in 2019, stabilizing at the previous year. In general, consumption, however, recorded a noticeable slump. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012 when the market value increased by X% year-to-year. Lime consumption peaked at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Lime Production in the UK

In value terms, lime production declined modestly to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production continues to indicate a mild curtailment. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, production reached the maximum level at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Lime Exports

Exports from the UK

In 2019, overseas shipments of quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime were finally on the rise to reach X tonnes after three years of decline. Over the period under review, total exports indicated a measured increase from 2007 to 2019: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, exports decreased by -X% against 2015 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2019, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, lime exports expanded to $X in 2019. In general, total exports indicated a measured expansion from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, exports decreased by -X% against 2015 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports attained the maximum at $X in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2019, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

Sweden (X tonnes), France (X tonnes) and Singapore (X tonnes) were the main destinations of lime exports from the UK, with a combined X% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Sweden, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, France ($X), Singapore ($X) and Sweden ($X) constituted the largest markets for lime exported from the UK worldwide, with a combined X% share of total exports. These countries were followed by China, Italy, Ireland, Sudan, India and Cote d'Ivoire, which together accounted for a further X recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, in terms of the main countries of destination over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The average lime export price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, standing approx. at the previous year. Overall, the export price showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when the average export price increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average export prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, export prices failed to regain the momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major foreign markets. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Italy ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Ireland ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Sudan, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Lime Imports

Imports into the UK

In 2019, overseas purchases of quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime increased by X% to X tonnes for the first time since 2016, thus ending a two-year declining trend. In general, imports, however, recorded a abrupt downturn. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, lime imports shrank modestly to $X in 2019. Overall, imports, however, continue to indicate a deep reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

Ireland (X tonnes), France (X tonnes) and Portugal (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of lime imports to the UK, together accounting for X% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Portugal, while purchases for the other leaders experienced mixed trend patterns.

In value terms, Ireland ($X), France ($X) and Portugal ($X) constituted the largest lime suppliers to the UK, with a combined X% share of total imports.

In terms of the main suppliers, Portugal recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced mixed trend patterns.

Import Prices by Country

The average lime import price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, dropping by -X% against the previous year. Overall, import price indicated a mild expansion from 2007 to 2019: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, lime import price decreased by -X% against 2010 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when the average import price increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, import price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2011 to 2019, the growth in terms of the average import prices failed to regain the momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Belgium ($X per tonne), while the price for Spain ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Belgium, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of lime consumption in 2019 were China (47M tonnes), Japan (25M tonnes) and the U.S. (15M tonnes), with a combined 46% share of global consumption.
What are the largest producers of quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of lime production in 2019 were China (47M tonnes), Japan (25M tonnes) and the U.S. (15M tonnes), with a combined 46% share of global production. These countries were followed by Indonesia, Brazil, Germany, Pakistan, Turkey, Mexico, Italy, Viet Nam, Russia and Iran, which together accounted for a further 27%.
What are the leading suppliers of quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime to the UK?
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In value terms, Ireland ($1.1M), France ($814K) and Portugal ($304K) constituted the largest lime suppliers to the UK, with a combined 81% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime from the UK?
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In value terms, the largest markets for lime exported from the UK were France ($7.7M), Singapore ($5.2M) and Sweden ($4.3M), with a combined 56% share of total exports. These countries were followed by China, Italy, Ireland, Sudan, India and Cote d'Ivoire, which together accounted for a further 26%.
What is the average export price for quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime in the UK?
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In 2019, the average lime export price amounted to $209 per tonne, remaining constant against the previous year.
What is the average import price for quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime in the UK?
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In 2019, the average lime import price amounted to $209 per tonne, reducing by -15.9% against the previous year.

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 UK. 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.


Country coverage:
• United Kingdom

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in the UK
• 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
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 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2019
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 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2019
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2019
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
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, 2007–2019
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019

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