Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed of calcium carbonate, plus calcium and/or magnesium. It is formed when layers of minerals (particularly calcite), fine sediment, and the skeletons and shells of marine organisms undergo lithification. Limestone is one of the most useful and versatile of all industrial minerals. It is widely used in architecture and it is the raw material for the manufacture of quicklime (calcium oxide), slaked lime (calcium hydroxide), cement and mortar.
The main players in limestone industry are LafargeHolcim, Cemex, Graymont, Nittetsu Mining, Heidelberg Cement, Italcementi Group, Schaefer Kalk, Sumitomo Osaka Cement, NALC, etc. There are many cement manufacturers producing limestone themselves for raw material of cement.
Limestone downstream is wide and recently Limestone has acquired increasing significance in various fields of cement, construction materials and lime. Globally, the limestone market is mainly driven by growing demand for construction sector and cement sector.
Limestone prices are relatively stable, but because the industry is a high energy consumption industries, thus increasing the cost of production, meanwhile the product is a non-renewable resource, with the advance of time, the storage capacity will be gradually reduced, thus causing prices will continue to rise.
The global Limestone market was 60600 million US$ in 2018 and is expected to 76100 million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 2.9% between 2019 and 2025.
This report studies the Limestone market size (value and volume) by players, regions, product types and end industries, history data 2014-2018 and forecast data 2019-2025; This report also studies the global market competition landscape, market drivers and trends, opportunities and challenges, risks and entry barriers, sales channels, distributors and Porter's Five Forces Analysis.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key regions, with sales, revenue, market share and growth Rate of Limestone in these regions, from 2014 to 2025, covering
North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia and Turkey etc.)
Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam)
South America (Brazil etc.)
Middle East and Africa (Egypt and GCC Countries)
The various contributors involved in the value chain of the product include manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, intermediaries, and customers. The key manufacturers in this market include
Sumitomo Osaka Cement
Independent Limestone Company
Indiana Limestone Company
Atlantic Minerals Limited
Elliott Stone Company
Mississippi Lime Company
Anhui Conch Cement
China Resources Cement
Sichuan Golden Summit
By the product type, the market is primarily split into
By the end users/application, this report covers the following segments
We can also provide the customized separate regional or country-level reports, for the following regions:
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of Europe
Central & South America
Rest of Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
The study objectives of this report are:
To study and analyze the global Limestone market size (value & volume) by company, key regions/countries, products and application, history data from 2014 to 2018, and forecast to 2025.
To understand the structure of Limestone market by identifying its various subsegments.
To share detailed information about the key factors influencing the growth of the market (growth potential, opportunities, drivers, industry-specific challenges and risks).
Focuses on the key global Limestone manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the sales volume, value, market share, market competition landscape, SWOT analysis and development plans in next few years.
To analyze the Limestone with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and their contribution to the total market.
To project the value and volume of Limestone submarkets, with respect to key regions (along with their respective key countries).
To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.
To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.
In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Limestone are as follows:
History Year: 2014-2018
Base Year: 2018
Estimated Year: 2019
Forecast Year 2019 to 2025
This report includes the estimation of market size for value (million USD) and volume (K MT). Both top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the market size of Limestone market, to estimate the size of various other dependent submarkets in the overall market. Key players in the market have been identified through secondary research, and their market shares have been determined through primary and secondary research. All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and verified primary sources.
For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2018 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.
Raw material suppliers
Regulatory bodies, including government agencies and NGO
Commercial research & development (R&D) institutions
Importers and exporters
Government organizations, research organizations, and consulting firms
Trade associations and industry bodies
With the given market data, QYResearch offers customizations according to the company's specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:
Further breakdown of Limestone market on basis of the key contributing countries.
Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players.