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Limestone Market Share, Size, Trends, Growth | Forecast 2028

The global limestone market is expected to exhibit a growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2% during 2023-2028.
Published 22 August 2023

IMARC Group, a leading market research company, has recently releases report titled “Limestone Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028.” The study provides a detailed analysis of the industry, including the global limestone share, size, trends, and growth forecasts. The report also includes competitor and regional analysis and highlights the latest advancements in the market.

Report Highlights

How big is the limestone market?

The global limestone market is expected to exhibit a growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2% during 2023-2028.

What is limestone?

Limestone refers to a sedimentary rock formed by the accumulation of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) in the form of the mineral calcite. There are various types of limestone, like chalk, coquina, travertine, and tufa, that are found in nature and can vary from fine to coarsely textured rocks. Limestone is generally used for manufacturing construction aggregates, cement, lime, and building stone.

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What are the growth prospects and trends in the limestone industry?

Limestone finds applications across several industries, like iron and steel, water and wastewater treatment, construction, agriculture, paper and pulp, and chemical. In the construction industry, it is used as a starting material for preparing builder’s lime and cement. Other than this, limestone acts as an agricultural additive as it can improve soil quality by supplying calcium for plant and soil nutrition. Furthermore, there has been an extensive utilization of limestone as a filter additive, coating pigment, and brightening agent in the paper and pulp processing industry. Other factors, such as rapid industrialization, development of smart cities and the growing number of infrastructural activities, are also creating a positive outlook for the market.

What is included in market segmentation?

The report has segmented the market into the following categories:

Breakup by Type:

  • Magnesian Limestone
  • High-Calcium Limestone

Breakup by Size:

  • Crushed Limestone
  • Calcined Limestone (PCC)
  • Ground Limestone (GCC)

Breakup by End-Use Industry:

  • Metallurgy
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Paper and Pulp
  • Chemical
  • Others

Import and Export:

  • Import Trends
  • Import Breakup by Country
  • Export Trends
  • Export Breakup by Country

Breakup by Region:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada)
  • Europe (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Others)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia, and Others)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico)
  • Middle East & Africa

Who are the key players operating in the industry?

The report covers the major market players including:

  • AMR India Limited
  • Carmeuse
  • Eliotte Stone Co. Inc.
  • Graymont Limited
  • Imerys (Belgian Securities B.V.)
  • J.M. Huber Corporation
  • Lafargeholcim
  • Minerals Technologies Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
  • Schaefer Kalk
  • Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co. Ltd.

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