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Calcium Carbonate Market in North America 2015-2019

Calcium Carbonate Market in North America 2015-2019

About Calcium Carbonate

Calcium carbonate is a chemical commodity that is usually categorised into two segments: GCC and PCC. It is used majorly in industrial end uses. The mineral is versatile in its usage, and can be used as a filler, pigment, acid regulating agent, food supplement and also as an industrial raw material. Paper, and the plastic industry are the consumers of this mineral. Calcium carbonate is also used extensively as an additive for thermoplastics and in Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) applications. It plays a vital role in determining the environmental sustainability and energy efficiency of various other end user industries.

North America is a key market, both in terms of production and end usage. The region is also a manufacturing hub and exporter of paper products.

Technavio forecasts the calcium carbonate market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 6.87% during 2014-2019.

Covered in this Report

The Technavio report, Calcium Carbonate Market in North America 2015-2019, is based on an in-depth market analysis, with inputs from various industry experts. The report includes a comprehensive discussion on the market, an extensive coverage on various types of production techniques, applications and demand-supply dynamics, including both imports and exports from the US and Canada. It provides comments on b the existing market landscape and its growth prospects over the forecast period. It includes the key vendors operating in the market.

The report provides data on the following segments of the market:

  • Type
  • Countries
  • Application
  • End-use
Key Vendors
  • Imerys
  • J.M. Huber
  • Omya
  • Sigma Aldrich
  • Solvay
Other Prominent Vendors
  • Arkema
  • Carmeuse
  • Excalibar Minerals
  • Graymont
  • Great Lakes Calcium
  • IMI Fabi
  • Lhoist
  • Mineral Technologies
  • Missisipi Lime Company
Market Driver
  • Increased Usage in Paper Manufacturing
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market Challenge
  • Dwindling Limestone Reserves and Stricter Regulations Impacting ROI of Vendors
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market Trend
  • Subdued Energy Prices to Improve Economic Viability of Limestone Manufacturing
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key Questions Answered in this Report
  • What will the market size be in 2018 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Calcium Carbonate Market in North America 2015-2019

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Calcium Carbonate Market in North America: Imerys SA, J.M. Huber Corp., Omya, Sigma Aldrich Corp., and Solvay SA.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Arkema, Carmeuse, Excalibar Minerals, Graymont, and Great Lakes Calcium.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The increasing downstream integration by major vendors is a key trend observed in this market. Most vendors are resorting to downstream integration to prepare customized products for various applications because of increased competition and shrinking margins.”

According to the report, one driver that augments growth in this market is the increased use of calcium carbonate in paper manufacturing. Approximately 10%-25% of calcium carbonate is used in the manufacture of wide varieties of paper products such as corrugated boards, newspaper, copier paper, and hygiene products. The mineral acts as the most economical filler and pigment in paper manufacturing.

Further, the report states that the growing demand for kaolin as substitute is a major challenge faced by this market. Kaolin is a silicate mineral that has various industrial uses similar to those of calcium carbonate. Kaolin exhibits properties such as low shrink capacity and good opacity. As a result, it is preferred over calcium carbonate in paper production.

  • Executive Summary
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Scope of the Report
    • Market Overview
  • Market Research Methodology
    • Market Research Process
    • Research Methodology
      • Table Market Research Methodology
  • Introduction
  • Market Landscape
    • Market Overview
      • Table Calcium Carbonate Market in North America Segmentation
      • Table Segmentation of Calcium Carbonate Market in North America by Type
      • Table Segmentation of Calcium Carbonate Market in North America by Application
      • Table Segmentation of Calcium Carbonate Market in North America by End-User
    • Calcium Carbonate: Chemical Properties and Availability
  • Calcium Carbonate Market in North America
    • Market Size and Forecast by Revenue
      • Table Calcium Carbonate Market in North America by Revenue 2014-2019 ($ million)
    • Market Size and Forecast by Volume
      • Table Calcium Carbonate Market in North America by Volume 2014-2019 (million MT)
    • Five Forces Analysis
  • Market Segmentation by Type
    • Segmentation of Calcium Carbonate Market in North America by Type 2014 and 2019
      • Table Segmentation of Calcium Carbonate Market in North America by Type 2014 and 2019
      • Table Properties of GCC and PCC
    • GCC Market in North America
      • Production Process
        • Table Production Process of GCC
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table GCC Market in North America 2014-2019 ($ million)
    • PCC Market in North America
      • Production Process
        • Table Production Process of PCC
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table PCC Market in North America 2014-2019 ($ million)
  • Market Segmentation by Application
    • Segmentation of Calcium Carbonate Market in North America by Application 2014
      • Table Segmentation of Calcium Carbonate Market in North America by Application 2014
      • Calcium Carbonate Used as Filler
      • Calcium Carbonate as Chemical Raw Material
      • Calcium Carbonate as Pigment
      • Calcium Carbonate as pH Balancing Agent
      • Calcium Carbonate as Dietary Supplement
  • Market Segmentation by End-User
    • Segmentation of Calcium Carbonate Market in North America by End-User 2014 and 2019
      • Table Segmentation of Calcium Carbonate Market in North America by End-User 2014 and 2019
    • Calcium Carbonate Market in North America for Paper Industry
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Calcium Carbonate Market in North America for Paper Industry 2014-2019 ($ million)
    • Calcium Carbonate Market in North America for Plastic Industry
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Calcium Carbonate Market in North America for Plastic Industry 2014-2019 ($ million)
    • Calcium Carbonate Market in North America for Paints and Adhesives Industry
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Calcium Carbonate Market in North America for Paints and Adhesives Industry 2014-2019 ($ million)
    • Calcium Carbonate Market in North America for Healthcare Industry
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Calcium Carbonate Market in North America for Healthcare Industry 2014-2019 ($ million)
    • Calcium Carbonate Market in North America for Food and Beverage Industry
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Calcium Carbonate Market in North America for Food and Beverage Industry 2014-2019 ($ million)
    • Calcium Carbonate Market in North America for Others
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Calcium Carbonate Market for Others 2014-2019 ($ million)
  • Key Leading Countries
    • US
      • Table Trade Balance of Calcium Carbonate in US 2005-2014 (KT)
      • Table Major Import-Export Partners 2014 (KT)
    • Canada
      • Table Trade Balance of Calcium Carbonate for Canada 2005-2014 (KT)
  • Market Growth Drivers
  • Drivers and their Impact
  • Market Challenges
  • Impact of Drivers and Challenges
  • Market Trends
    • Table Price Correlation between Natural Gas and Quicklime in US (1990-2015)
    • Table Trade Balance of Limestone for Cement Manufacturing 2005-2019 (million MT)
  • Trends and their Impact
  • Vendor Landscape
    • Competitive Scenario
    • Market Share Analysis 2014
    • Other Prominent Vendors
  • Key Vendor Analysis
    • Imerys
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation
        • Table Imerys: Business Segmentation 2013
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Imerys: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • J.M. Huber
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • End-user Segmentation
        • Table J.M. Huber: End-user Segmentation
      • Geographical Presence
        • Table J.M. Huber: Geographical Presence
      • Business Strategy
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Omya
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation
        • Table Omya: Business Segmentation
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Sigma-Aldrich
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation
        • Table Sigma-Aldrich: Business Segmentation
      • Business Strategy
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue
        • Table Sigma-Aldrich: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Sales by Geography
        • Table Sigma-Aldrich: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Key Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Solvay
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Solvay: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013
        • Table Solvay: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013 (US$ billion)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Solvay: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
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