Walled off: New applications and emerging markets have helped to mitigate volatility

The Lime and Plaster Manufacturing industry has fared well in recent years despite somewhat 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 waste management and dentistry. One of 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. Furthermore, lime is used in order to manufacture cement, a vital product for construction.Over the five years through 2018-19, strong construction activity has supported revenue growth...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry faces challenges with a declining UK steel sector and stringent regulations
  • New developments in the range of applications for lime have supported industry revenue growth
  • Rising investment in building projects will increase demand for lime and plaster
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Lime and plaster manufacturing is highly concentrated in regions with high-quality raw material deposits.The East MidlandsApproximately two-thirds of the value of production is in the East Midlands, which is home to three of the industry’s four lime plants and several gypsum plaster plants. Plaster plants are normally located close to mines, and thus only bagged plaster and plasterboard are transported by road.The East Midlands contains the lime plants for Lhoist and Tarmac Buxton. The region also contains several Gypsum plants, including the headquarters and plant in the village of East Leake, and the plant in Barrow-upon-Soar.The South EastThe South East accounts for approximately 18.2% of industry establishments. Lim...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Lime & Plaster Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Lime & Plaster Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to control total supply on market
  • Ability to expand and curtain operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from building plaster product manufacturing and Industrial production index in the Lime & Plaster Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Lime & Plaster Manufacturing Industry?

    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.

    Industry Products
  • Quicklime
  • Slaked lime
  • Plaster
  • Dolomite and dolomitic lime
  • Industry Activities
  • Quicklime
  • Slaked lime
  • Hydraulic lime
  • Calcined dolomite
  • Natural and synthetic gypsum
  • Plaster
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from building plaster product manufacturing
  • Industrial production index
  • Demand from iron and steel manufacturing
  • Demand from road and motorway construction
  • Downstream demand from agriculture
  • Demand from site preparation

  • Current Performance
  • Trading trends
  • Constructing growth
  • New avenues
  • Constraints and challenges
  • Technology and market structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue growth
  • Regulation and challenges
  • Technology and opportunities
  • Table: Lime & Plaster Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Lime & Plaster Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Paper & Paperboard Manufacturing
  • Basic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
  • Flat Glass Manufacturing
  • Building Plaster Product Manufacturing
  • Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity Production
  • Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
  • Stone Quarrying
  • Water Collection, Treatment & Supply

  • Products & Services
  • Slaked lime
  • Plaster
  • Dolomite and dolomitic lime
  • Quicklime
  • Chart: Lime & Plaster Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Building material manufacturers
  • Utility firms and heavy industry
  • Steel manufacturers
  • Construction firms
  • Chemical and general manufacturers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Lime & Plaster Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Utilities
  • Wages
  • Transport
  • Rent and depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Lime & Plaster Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Lime & Plaster Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Lhoist UK Ltd, Saint-Gobain Ltd, Singleton Birch Ltd, Tarmac Limited,
  • Table: Lhoist UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Saint-Gobain Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Singleton Birch Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Tarmac Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Lime & Plaster Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Lime & Plaster Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Hydrated Lime
  • A dry powder product manufactured by treating quicklime with sufficient water to satisfy its chemical affinity for water.
  • Natural Gypsum
  • The hydrated form of calcium sulphate, which naturally occurs in beds or nodular masses. It generally has a lower purity than synthetic (80% gypsum content vs 96%).
  • Quicklime
  • A widely used chemical compound that is produced by heating limestone to very high temperatures to create calcium oxide (CaO).
  • Slaked Lime
  • Calcium hydroxide is a colourless crystal or white powder obtained by slaking or mixing water with quicklime. When saturated, it is referred to as milk of lime.
  • Synthetic Gypsum
  • Calcium sulphate derived as a by-product from industrial processes, such as flue gas desulphurisation. Also commonly known as desulphogypsum.
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