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Australia - Quicklime, Slaked Lime And Hydraulic Lime - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights
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Australia: Lime Market Overview 2021

Lime Market Size in Australia

The Australian lime market shrank slightly to $X in 2019, remaining stable 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, consumption posted a remarkable increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $X, and then contracted modestly in the following year.

Lime Exports

Exports from Australia

In 2019, overseas shipments of quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime decreased by -X% to X tonnes for the first time since 2015, thus ending a three-year rising trend. Overall, exports saw a deep downturn. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, lime exports fell rapidly to $X in 2019. In general, exports recorded a abrupt curtailment. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports attained the maximum at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

Papua New Guinea (X tonnes) was the main destination for lime exports from Australia, with a X% share of total exports. Moreover, lime exports to Papua New Guinea exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Fiji (X tonnes), ninefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Ireland (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of volume to Papua New Guinea amounted to -X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Fiji (X% per year) and Ireland (-X% per year).

In value terms, Papua New Guinea ($X) remains the key foreign market for lime exports from Australia, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by New Zealand ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by Indonesia, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to Papua New Guinea stood at -X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: New Zealand (+X% per year) and Indonesia (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2019, the average lime export price amounted to $X per tonne, increasing by X% against the previous year. Overall, export price indicated pronounced growth 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. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 an increase of X% y-o-y. The export price peaked in 2019 and is likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major external markets. In 2019, the country with the highest price was New Zealand ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Papua New Guinea ($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 Indonesia, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Lime Imports

Imports into Australia

In 2019, lime imports into Australia stood at X tonnes, increasing by X% compared with 2018. In general, imports continue to indicate a strong increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Imports peaked in 2019 and are likely to see gradual growth in the near future.

In value terms, lime imports fell slightly to $X in 2019. Overall, imports showed resilient growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, imports attained the peak of $X, and then contracted modestly in the following year.

Imports by Country

Thailand (X tonnes), Malaysia (X tonnes) and Viet Nam (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of lime imports to Australia, together accounting for X% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Malaysia (+X% per year), while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Thailand ($X), Malaysia ($X) and Viet Nam ($X) appeared to be the largest lime suppliers to Australia, with a combined X% share of total imports.

Thailand (+X% per year) saw the highest growth rate of the value of imports, among the main suppliers over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The average lime import price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, dropping by -X% against the previous year. In general, the import price saw a mild reduction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when the average import price increased by X% y-o-y. The import price peaked at $X per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

Average prices varied noticeably amongst the major supplying countries. In 2019, the countries with the highest prices were New Zealand ($X per tonne) and Viet Nam ($X per tonne), while the price for Thailand ($X per tonne) and Malaysia ($X per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Thailand, 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 Australia?
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In value terms, the largest lime suppliers to Australia were Thailand ($6.2M), Malaysia ($3.6M) and Viet Nam ($2.2M), with a combined 95% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime from Australia?
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In value terms, Papua New Guinea ($46K) remains the key foreign market for lime exports from Australia, comprising 50% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by New Zealand ($22K), with a 23% share of total exports. It was followed by Indonesia, with a 13% share.
What is the average export price for quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime in Australia?
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In 2019, the average lime export price amounted to $314 per tonne, growing by 38% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime in Australia?
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The average lime import price stood at $91 per tonne in 2019, reducing by -6% 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 Australia. 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:
• Australia

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