Global Lime Market Size, Share, Growth Analysis, By Type(Quick Lime, Hydrated Lime), By Application(Agriculture, Building Material) - Industry Forecast 2023-2030
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Global Lime Market size was valued at USD 67.35 billion in 2021 and is poised to grow from USD 72.31 billion in 2022 to USD 126.75 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 7.3% in the forecast period (2023-2030).
The global lime market is expected to grow due to the increasing demand from various industries such as construction, agriculture, and mining. Lime is widely used in the construction industry as a binding agent, while in agriculture it is used to treat soil acidity. Lime is also used in the mining industry to extract metals from ores. The growing population and increasing urbanization are expected to boost demand for lime in the coming years. Additionally, the rise in environmental concerns and the need for sustainable materials are also driving the growth of the lime market.
Top-down and bottom-up approaches were used to estimate and validate the size of Lime and to estimate the size of various other dependent submarkets. The research methodology used to estimate the market size includes the following details: The key players in the market were identified through secondary research, and their market shares in the respective regions were determined through primary and secondary research. This entire procedure includes the study of the annual and financial reports of the top market players and extensive interviews for key insights from industry leaders such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and marketing executives. All percentage shares split, and breakdowns were determined by using secondary sources and verified through Primary sources. All possible parameters that affect the markets covered in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data.
Segments covered in this report:
The Global Lime Market is segmented based on Type, Application, and Region. Based on the Type, the market is segmented into quick and hydrated lime. Based on the Application, the Lime Market is segmented into agriculture, building material, mining & metallurgy, water treatment, and others. Based on Region, it is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.
According to Calcinor, lime is an indispensable component in the production of steel, and its use is ubiquitous across various processes in the steel industry. Lime is utilized in AOD converters, electric arc furnaces, and refining ladles. One of its crucial applications is in conjunction with limestone to convert ore into pig iron in a blast furnace. The finely ground lime product acts as a fluxing agent in electric arc furnaces and elementary oxygen furnaces, thereby contributing significantly to the steel industry. Moreover, lime helps eliminate impurities such as silica, phosphorus, and sulfur during the steelmaking process. Furnaces' refractory life is also prolonged by using lime. As a result, the Lime Market is expected to expand significantly in the years ahead, owing to its critical role in steel manufacturing.
Limestone is commonly subjected to a process of burning, resulting in the formation of calcium oxide and carbon dioxide through the breakdown of calcium carbonate. This process finds widespread application in the production of lime. However, the production process has certain drawbacks such as the release of CO2 into the atmosphere, which contributes to greenhouse gas emissions leading to various ecological disasters and global warming. Moreover, the energy-intensive nature of this production method contributes to the industry's carbon footprint, thereby exacerbating the problem.
The demand for lime is on the rise due to its versatility and increasing usage in various industrial applications. Although it is predominantly used in the metallurgical sector, it has become increasingly popular in the manufacturing and chemical sectors as well. Lime plays a critical role in the production of essential compounds such as calcium carbide, sodium alkali, propylene glycol, and cyanamide in the chemical industry. It is also vital in the manufacture of citric acid, magnesia, and calcium magnesium acetate, among other goods. In addition, it is used to produce glycerin, citrates, stearates, caseinates, phenolates, and nitrates. In the manufacturing sector, the paper, sugar, and refractory industries have a high demand for this product.