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Lime & Plaster Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Lime & Plaster Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C23.520 | Jun 2016

Got it covered: Revenue continues to expand thanks to the diverse markets the industry supplies

IBISWorld’s Lime & Plaster Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Lhoist UK Ltd Lhoist UK Ltd market share
Saint-Gobain plc Saint-Gobain plc market share
Singleton Birch Ltd Singleton Birch Ltd market share
Tarmac Limited Tarmac Limited  market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Further turmoil is expected in steel manufacturing, a key downstream market
  • Higher demand for the industry's products from diverse new markets pushed up revenue as key markets recovered
  • Agricultural demand for lime and gypsum is projected to increase over the next five years
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 waste management and dentistry. 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.

Fortunately, the industry was able to react quickly to falling demand from some markets by tapping new alternative markets... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry has high barriers to entry for new competitors. The industry comprises relatively few producers with a long-term presence in the local market, and new entrants need to invest heavily into plant and equipment in order to establish a foothold in a regional or product market.

The lime production segment of the industry comprises few producers, each with access to local raw material deposits and each with an established market position. Most have long-term supply arrangements with downstream manufacturers and wholesalers. The concentrated ownership and lack of additional production capacity suggests little scope for new entrants. New.. 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 the market
  • Monitoring market trends
  • Long-term contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from building plaster product manufacturing and Demand from iron and steel manufacturing in the Lime & Plaster Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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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
    QuicklimeSlaked limePlasterDolomite and dolomitic lime
    Industry Activities
    QuicklimeSlaked limeHydraulic limeCalcined dolomiteNatural and synthetic gypsumPlaster

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from building plaster product manufacturing
  • Demand from iron and steel manufacturing
  • Industrial production index
  • Downstream demand from agriculture
  • Demand from road and motorway construction
  • Demand from site preparation
  • Current Performance
  • Construction industries
  • Steely decline
  • New markets
  • Constructing growth
  • Profitable expansion
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand from construction
  • Other markets
  • Further developments
  • Table: Lime & Plaster Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Lime & Plaster Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Paper & Paperboard Manufacturing
  • Basic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
  • Flat Glass Manufacturing
  • Building Plaster Product Manufacturing
  • Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
  • Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
  • Construction
  • 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
  • Construction firms
  • Steel manufacturers
  • Chemical and general manufacturers
  • Agriculture and other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Lime & Plaster Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Utilities
  • Wages
  • Road transport
  • Rent, depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Lime & Plaster Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Lime & Plaster Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    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
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Lime & Plaster Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    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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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Lime & Plaster Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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