The Lime and Plaster Manufacturing industry has fared relatively well in recent years despite fluctuating demand from key downstream markets. Processed lime and gypsum have a wide range of applications, including building materials, steel production, agriculture, paper and sugar production, and even dentistry and waste management. By far the largest source of demand for the industry's products is the construction sector, which uses lime and plaster both directly and indirectly by employing various building materials that incorporate the industry's products. The economic downturn led to a slowdown in the construction sector.
Firms in the industry manufacture lime products, calcined dolomite and plaster using natural and synthetic gypsum. Lime and plaster products are important in downstream markets such as manufacturing, construction, agriculture, water and sewerage.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.