Lime: United States

This report forecasts to 2022 and 2026 US lime demand and production in metric tons, and lime demand in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level. Total demand in volume and value terms is segmented by product in terms of: quicklime, hydrated lime, and refractory lime. Total demand in volume terms is also segmented by market as follows: metallurgical, environmental, construction, industrial, and refractory.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total production, the various segments, and trade are provided in annual series from 2011 to 2021.

The term "lime" comprises manufactured lime forms and excludes limestone and dolomite, which are used as feedstock. Agricultural limestone – often referred to as agricultural lime – represents ground limestone and is therefore excluded. Regenerated lime – produced as a byproduct at paper mills, carbide plants, and water treatment facilities – is excluded from the scope of this report. Re-exports of lime are excluded from demand and trade figures.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Code:
327410 Lime Manufacturing

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