Australia Market Study on Lime: Mining and Construction Sector to Dominate Consumption during Forecast Period 2016-2024

  • Published On : Aug-2016 |
  • Pages : 80 Pages |
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This Persistence Market Research (PMR) report analyzes the lime market in Australia with respect to its key regions. This study provides data for 2015 along with that for the forecast period (2016–2024). The main objective of the report is to highlight the existing market scenario, identify opportunities in the market, and provide recent updates and insights affecting various segments of the lime market in the country.

To understand and assess opportunities in this market, the report is categorically divided into three sections, namely, by product type, application, and region. By product type, the market is segmented into quicklime and slaked/hydrated lime. By application, the market is segmented into mining & metallurgy, building materials, agriculture, water treatment, and others. The report provides analysis of the lime market in terms of market volume (‘Kilo Tons) and market value (US$ Mn).

The report provides key insights into the Australia lime market performance in terms of value and volume. The report also covers lime production in volume (‘Kilo Tons) .The report also includes PMR’s analysis of drivers and restraints influencing the market. Key trends in the market and regulations for lime are also included in the report to provide clients with decision-making insights.

The subsequent sections analyze the Australia lime market on the basis of product type, application, and region, and presents forecast for the period 2016–2024. The market is segmented as follows:

By Product Type

  • Quicklime
  • Slaked/Hydrated Lime

By Application

  • Mining & Metallurgy
  • Building Materials
  • Agriculture
  • Water Treatment
  • Others

By Region

  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Queensland
  • Western Australia
  • Rest of Australia

To deduce market size, the report considered various viewpoints based on secondary research. Furthermore, data points such as regional split and market split by product type and application and qualitative inputs from industry experts have been taken into consideration to arrive at suitable market estimates. The forecast presented in the report evaluates actual revenue generated and expected revenue in the lime market in Australia over the forecast period. 

When developing the market forecast, the report begins with sizing up the current market, which forms the basis for forecasting how the market is anticipated to grow during the forecast period. Given the characteristics of the market, PMR triangulates the data on the basis of various analysis based on both supply side and demand side, and dynamics of the Australia lime market. However, quantifying the market across the aforementioned segments and regions is more a matter of quantifying expectations and identifying opportunities rather than rationalizing them at the end of the forecast period.

In an ever-fluctuating economy, we not only conduct forecasts in terms of CAGR but also evaluate on the basis of key parameters, such as year-on-year (Y-o-Y) growth, to understand the predictability of the market and identify growth opportunities for players.

Another key feature of this report is an analysis of the Australia lime market and the corresponding revenue forecast in terms of absolute dollar opportunity. This is usually overlooked while forecasting the market. However, absolute dollar opportunity is critical in assessing the level of opportunity that a provider can look to achieve, as well as to identify potential resources from a sales perspective in the Australia lime market.  

To understand key segments in terms of their growth and performance in the Australia lime market, Persistence Market Research has developed a market attractiveness index. The resulting index should help providers identify existing market opportunities.

In the final section of the report, the competitive landscape is included to provide a dashboard view of manufacturers and suppliers in the Australia lime market. The report comprises strategic recommendations to capitalize on growth opportunities in the market and also provides company profiles of some of the major players. This would enable clients to assess strategies deployed by market leaders and help them develop effective strategies accordingly.

Lime is produced from limestone and is mainly used as a chemical additive. Lime comprises various compounds of calcium and is primarily alkaline in nature. Production of lime involves several processes such as crushing, pulverizing, heating, and hydrating. The process differs according to the desired product and application. The processing of raw limestone to form lime is called lime cycle.

The production of lime in Australia was estimated to be 1,500 Kilo Tons in 2015, whereas the consumption was estimated to be 96% of the total production. The Australia lime market is anticipated to increase at a CAGR of 1.7% in terms of value over the forecast period (2016–2024).

The demand from construction sector owing to rapid urbanization rate and investments in infrastructure developments undertaken in Australian east coast regions is expected to be a growth driver of Australia lime market. The growth of mining sector is also expected to increase the consumption rate of lime products for refining purposes. According to Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the year-on-year percentage change with respect to coal and iron ore production have been 5% and 17% respectively in the calendar year 2014-15. However, the low demand from end-use markets, due to Australia’s economic slowdown is expected to hamper the growth of lime to a certain extent over the forecast period.

Trends in the Australia lime market include cost-saving techniques employed by manufacturers to achieve improved operational efficiency and savings of high costs incurred in the production of lime. Vertical Integration has also been practised by the leading manufacturing for having value accretive assets.

On the basis of product type, the Australia lime market can be segmented into quicklime and slaked/hydrated lime. The slaked hydrated lime has a higher consumption share around 70% in the Australia lime market in 2015 and is expected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. On the other hand, quicklime is anticipated to be the fastest growing segment during the forecast period, exhibiting a value CAGR of 2.0% over the same period.

On the basis of application, the Australia lime market is segmented into mining and metallurgy, building materials, agriculture, water treatment and others. Mining and Metallurgy segment is expected to expand at the highest CAGR over the forecast period, followed by agriculture and water treatment segments. Mining and Metallurgy segment is anticipated to account for a major market share in terms of value and retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. This is mainly attributed to increasing adoption of lime in the refining of mineral ores of coal, ferrous and non-ferrous metals such as Iron, Gold, Aluminum and extraction in its pure form.

On the basis of key regions, the Australia lime market has been segmented into New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, and the Rest of Australia. New South Wales dominated the market with over 31.1% of the overall Australia lime market volume share in 2015. The market in Victoria accounted

Some of the key players identified in the Australia lime market are Adelaide Brighton Ltd., Boral Limited, Sibelco Australia, Omya Australia Pty. Ltd, Wagners and Lime Group Australia

Key players in the Australia lime market are focusing on enhancing their product portfolio other than basic lime products. They are also importing quicklime from ASEAN countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, China and other southeast nations. Manufacturers are focusing on capitalizing on economies of scale in these regions to increase production, profitability, and offer cost-effective products in order to target the cost-sensitive populace in the region.


Company Profiles – (Company Overview, Key Strategy, SWOT Analysis, Financials)

  • Adelaide Brighton Ltd
  • Boral Limited
  • Sibelco Australia
  • Wagners
  • Omya Australia Pty Ltd
  • Lime Group Australia.
  • Others
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