US Lime Industry

  • February 2010
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts

This report analyzes the US Market for Lime in Thousand Metric Tons and US$ Million by the following End-Use Industries: Metallurgical, Industrial and Chemical, Water Treatment, Flue Gas Desulfurization, Construction, and Construction. Annual forecasts are provided for the period 2006 through 2015. The report profiles 48 companies including many key and niche players such as Carmeuse Lime & Stone, Inc. Chemical Lime Company, Graymont Dolime (OH), Inc., Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties, LLC, Mississippi Lime Company, Missouri Lime, LLC, Pete Lien & Sons, Inc., United States Lime & Minerals, Inc., Western Lime Corp., and Wyoming Lime Producers. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

Table Of Contents


LIME MCP-6577
A US MARKET REPORT


CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITION

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-3
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. A US MARKET REPORT

1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-1
Volume Analysis II-1
Value Analysis II-1
Issues Bothering the US Lime Producers II-1
Lime Production Overview II-2
Table 1: US Lime Market (2004-2008): Annual Production
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-2
Table 2: US Lime Market (2007 and 2008): Percentage Breakdown
of Production Volume by Type for Quicklime, Hydrated Lime,
and Dead-Burned Dolomite (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Lime Plant Scenario II-3
Trade Scenario II-3
Imports II-3
Table 3: US Lime Market (2004-2008): Annual Imports in
Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
Table 4: US Lime Market (2007 and 2008): Percentage Breakdown
of Imports Volume by Type for Quicklime, laked Lime
(Hydrate), Calcined Dolomite, and Hydraulic Lime (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 5: US Lime Market (2004-2008): Annual Imports in US$
Thousand (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 6: US Lime Market (2007 and 2008): Percentage Breakdown
of Imports Value by Type for Quicklime, Slaked Lime
(Hydrate), Calcined Dolomite, and Hydraulic Lime (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Exports II-5
Table 7: US Lime Market (2004-2008): Annual Exports in
Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Table 8: US Lime Market (2007 and 2008): Percentage Breakdown
of Exports Volume by Type for Quicklime, Calcined Dolomite,
Slaked Lime (Hydrate), and Hydraulic Lime (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 9: US Lime Market (2004-2008): Annual Exports in US$
Thousand (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 10: US Lime Market (2007 and 2008): Percentage Breakdown
of Exports Value by Type for Quicklime, Calcined Dolomite,
Slaked Lime (Hydrate), and Hydraulic Lime (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7
Consumption Scenario II-7
Chemical and Industrial Applications II-7
Table 11: US Lime Consumption in Chemical and Industrial
Applications (2008): Percentage Breakdown of Volume and
Value Sales by End-Use for Precipitated Calcium Carbonate,
Paper and Pulp, Sugar Refining, Glass, Fertilizer, and Other
Uses (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
Metallurgical Applications II-8
Table 12: US Lime Consumption in Metallurgical Industry
(2008): Percentage Breakdown of Volume and Value Sales by
End-Use for Iron and Steel, and Nonferrous Metallurgy II-8
Construction Applications II-9
Table 13: US Lime Consumption in Construction Industry
(2008): Percentage Breakdown of Volume and Value Sales by
End-Use for Soil Stabilization, Building Uses, Asphalt, and
Other Uses (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) II-9
Table 14: US Lime Consumption in Flue Gas Desulfurization
(FGD) Industry (2008): Percentage Breakdown of Volume and
Value Sales by End-Use for Utility Power Plants,
Incinerators, and Industrial Boilers and Other Uses
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10
Water Treatment Applications II-10
Table 15: US Lime Consumption in Water Treatment Industry
(2008): Percentage Breakdown of Volume and Value Sales by
End-Use for Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Acid-Mine
Drainage (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-11
Lime Overview II-11
Types of Lime Products II-11
Quicklime (Lime) II-11
Slaked Lime II-11
Hydraulic Lime II-11
Calcined Dolomite II-11
Lime Production Methods II-11
Pure Limestone - A Must for High-Grade Lime Production II-12
A Portable Heat Source II-12
Uses II-12
Chemical and Industrial Applications II-12
Metallurgical Applications II-13
Environmental Applications II-13
Lime as Disinfectant II-13
Construction Applications II-14
Categories of Lime-Based Products II-14
Lime Sand Bricks II-15
Substitutes II-15
Machinery and Equipment II-15
Types of Kilns II-15
Vertical Kilns II-15
Horizontal Kilns II-16
Emissions II-16

3. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS II-17
Graymont Purchases Controlling Stake in Cutler Magner II-17
Jomico Takes Over Vessell Mineral Products II-17
Western Lime Commissions New High-Calcium Lime Plant II-17
Pete Lien and Sons to Construct Lime Plant in Wyoming II-17
Chemical Lime to Expand Capacity II-17

4. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-18
Carmeuse Lime and Stone, Inc. II-18
Chemical Lime Company II-18
Graymont Dolime (OH), Inc. II-18
Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties, LLC II-18
Mississippi Lime Company II-19
Missouri Lime, LLC II-19
Pete Lien and Sons, Inc. II-19
United States Lime and Minerals, Inc. II-20
Western Lime Corp II-20
Wyoming Lime Producers II-20

5. MARKET ANALYTICS II-21
Table 16: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Lime
by End-Use Industry - Metallurgical, Industrial and Chemical,
Water Treatment, Flue Gas Desulfurization, Construction, and
Other End-Use Industries Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 17: US 10-Year Perspective for Lime by End-Use Industry -
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for
Metallurgical, Industrial and Chemical, Water Treatment, Flue
Gas Desulfurization, Construction, and Other End-Use
Industries for Years 2006, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 18: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Lime
by End-Use Industry - Metallurgical, Industrial and Chemical,
Water Treatment, Flue Gas Desulfurization, Construction, and
Other End-Use Industries Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 19: US 10-Year Perspective for Lime by End-Use Industry -
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Value for Metallurgical,
Industrial and Chemical, Water Treatment, Flue Gas
Desulfurization, Construction, and Other End-Use Industries
for Years 2006, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-24

6. GLOBAL and SELECT REGIONAL MARKETS II-25
Global Lime Production Scenario II-25
Table 20: World Lime Market (2004-2008): Annual Production
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-25

Table 21: World Lime Market (2007 and 2008): Annual Production
Figures by Country for China, US, Japan, Russia, Brazil,
Germany, Mexico, Italy, France, and Others in Thousand Metric
Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26
China - The Largest Lime Producer II-26
Table 22: Chinese Lime Market (2004-2008): Annual Production
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-26
United Kingdom Lime Overview II-26


III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 48 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 56)

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Region/Country Players
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The United States 15
Canada 1
Japan 1
Europe 16
Germany 4
The United Kingdom 3
Rest of Europe 9
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 20
Latin America 1
Africa 1
Middle-East 1
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