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

Lime Market Size in the U.S.

In 2019, the U.S. lime market increased by X% to $X, rising for the third consecutive year after two years of decline. Overall, consumption, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when the market value increased by X% y-o-y. Lime consumption peaked at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Lime Production in the U.S.

In value terms, lime production amounted to $X in 2019. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, production reached the peak level at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Lime Exports

Exports from the U.S.

In 2019, after two years of growth, there was significant decline in shipments abroad of quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime, when their volume decreased by -X% to X tonnes. Overall, exports, however, posted buoyant growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2018, and then declined remarkably in the following year.

In value terms, lime exports declined markedly to $X in 2019. Over the period under review, exports, however, recorded a resilient expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports attained the maximum at $X in 2018, and then shrank dramatically in the following year.

Exports by Country

Canada (X tonnes) was the main destination for lime exports from the U.S., with a approx. X% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of volume to Canada totaled +X%.

In value terms, Canada ($X) also remains the key foreign market for lime exports from the U.S..

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to Canada totaled +X%.

Export Prices by Country

In 2019, the average lime export price amounted to $X per tonne, dropping by -X% against the previous year. In general, the export price, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009 when the average export price increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, average export prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, export prices remained at a lower figure.

As there is only one major export destination, the average price level is determined by prices for Canada.

From 2007 to 2019, the rate of growth in terms of prices for Canada amounted to +X% per year.

Lime Imports

Imports into the U.S.

In 2019, overseas purchases of quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the eighth year in a row after three years of growth. In general, imports showed a slight downturn. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, lime imports fell slightly to $X in 2019. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2019, Canada (X tonnes) constituted the largest lime supplier to the U.S., accounting for a X% share of total imports. Moreover, lime imports from Canada exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Mexico (X tonnes), tenfold.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from Canada was relatively modest. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Mexico (-X% per year) and the Dominican Republic (+X% per year).

In value terms, Canada ($X) constituted the largest supplier of lime to the U.S., comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Mexico ($X), with a X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of value from Canada totaled +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Mexico (+X% per year) and the Dominican Republic (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average lime import price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, rising by X% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2019, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013 when the average import price increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average import prices attained the peak figure in 2019 and is likely to see steady growth in the near future.

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

From 2007 to 2019, 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.

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. Indonesia, Brazil, Germany, Pakistan, Turkey, Mexico, Italy, Viet Nam, Russia and Iran lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 27%.
What are the leading suppliers of quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime to the U.S.?
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In value terms, Canada ($43M) constituted the largest supplier of lime to the U.S., comprising 79% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Mexico ($6.2M), with a 11% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime from the U.S.?
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In value terms, Canada ($44M) remains the key foreign market for lime exports from the U.S..
What is the average export price for quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime in the U.S.?
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In 2019, the average lime export price amounted to $168 per tonne, shrinking by -8.5% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime in the U.S.?
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In 2019, the average lime import price amounted to $185 per tonne, increasing by 2.2% 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 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.


Country coverage:
• USA

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

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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