Calcium Oxide Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 – 2024)

The market is segmented by End-user Industry and Geography

Market Snapshot

CAGR - Calcium oxide
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Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific

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Market Overview

The market for calcium oxide is anticipated to register a CAGR of around 5% during the forecast period, 2019–2024. Calcium Oxide, also known as Quicklime, consists primarily of oxides of calcium and magnesium. Quicklime is available in a number of sizes - ranging from lump and pebble lime to granular and pulverized lime.

  • Demand from the steel industry is empowering the demand for lime in the market. Emerging use for lime in electric arc furnaces, AOD converters, and in refining ladles is driving the demand for calcium oxide in steel-making. It is used in steelmaking as a purifying agent to eliminate impurities and for removing sulfur and phosphorus.
  • Calcium Oxide has a hazardous impact on health. It reacts vigorously with water, which can lead to severe irritation when inhaled or when coming in contact with skin and eyes. Moreover, in extreme cases, quicklime exposure can cause abdominal pain, vomiting, and nausea. When reacted with water, it can release enough heat to ignite combustible materials. Hence, their production has to be carefully observed and also has to conform to various environmental regulations, which may act as a restraining factor in the market.
  • Growing demand for the biofuel industry is expected to provide an opportunity for the market for calcium oxide. This is expected to impact the increase in usage of calcium oxide as a solid heterogeneous catalyst for the preparation of biodiesel from palm oil.

Scope of the Report

The calcium oxide market report includes:

End-user Industry
Fertilizer and Chemicals
Pulp and Paper
Other End-user Industries (Rubber, Food and Beverages, etc.)
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle east & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand from the Metallurgical Industry

  • The ability of calcium oxide to react with silicates and other materials to form solutions makes it applicable to numerous processes. Manufacturers in the steel and metallurgical industries are the leading consumers of calcium oxide, as they use it for melting and purification of other metals.
  • In steel manufacturing, calcium oxide is used as a clinker agent, to eliminate impurities existing in metal parts. The addition of calcium oxide is necessary for electric arc furnaces, AOD converters, and in refining ladles. It has other utilities in the metallurgical industry as a corrosion protector and as a neutralizer of acids. Further, calcium oxide is also used in the production of copper, lead, zinc, silver, nickel, gold, uranium, etc. to segregate impurities by means of floatation of different metallic salts.
  • Asia-Pacific is the major consumer of calcium oxide, dominated by China. North America, dominated by the United States, too has a significant position in the market. In the United States, the metallurgical industry is considered as the leading application for the calcium oxide market, where it is used as fluxes in iron and steel furnaces. Around 35% of calcium oxide produced in the United States is used for the metallurgical application.
  • All the aforementioned factors are expected to drive the global market, during the forecast period.
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Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

Asia-Pacific region dominated the global market, in 2018. With calcium oxide consumption growing in countries, such as China, India, and Japan, the usage of calcium oxide is increasing throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The market in the region is also anticipated to register the highest CAGR, during the forecast period. China contributes highest to the consumption of calcium oxide, worldwide. Both China and India are expected to drive the calcium oxide market through the forecast period in Asia-Pacific.

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Competitive Landscape

The calcium oxide market is mostly fragmented. Key players in the calcium oxide market include Merck KGaA, Carmeuse, Graymont, Lhoist, Mississippi Lime, Minerals Technologies, CAO Industries Sdn Bhd, Calchem,  AKJ Minchem Private Limited, American Elements, and Sibelco amongst others.

Major Players

  1. Graymont Limited
  2. Carmeuse
  3. Lhoist
  4. Minerals Technologies Inc.
  5. Mississippi Lime

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below

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Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Steel Production Across the World

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Construction and Infrastructural Developments

      3. 4.1.3 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Stringent Environmental Production Hampering the Production of Calcium Oxide

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness- Porters Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 End-user Industry

      1. 5.1.1 Metallurgical

      2. 5.1.2 Construction

      3. 5.1.3 Fertilizer and Chemicals

      4. 5.1.4 Pulp and Paper

      5. 5.1.5 Refractory

      6. 5.1.6 Other End-user Industries (Rubber, Food and Beverages, etc.)

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.2.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Mexico

        3. Canada

        4. Rest of North America

      3. 5.2.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle east & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Carmeuse

      2. 6.4.2 Graymont Limited

      3. 6.4.3 Lhoist

      4. 6.4.4 Mississippi Lime

      5. 6.4.5 Minerals Technologies Inc.

      6. 6.4.6 CAO Industries Sdn Bhd

      7. 6.4.7 AKJ Minchem Private Limited

      8. 6.4.8 Astrra Chemicals

      9. 6.4.9 Sigma Minerals Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 Sibelco

      11. 6.4.11 American Elements

      12. 6.4.12 Graymont Limited

      13. 6.4.13 Carmeuse

      14. 6.4.14 American Elements

      15. 6.4.15 CAO Industries Sdn Bhd

      16. 6.4.16 Mississippi Lime

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Emerging use of Calcium Oxide as a Catalyst for Biodiesel Production from Palm Oil

    2. 7.2 Augmenting Usage of Calcium Oxide in Animal Waste Treatment

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