Global Limestone Industry

Global Limestone Industry

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Limestone in Thousand Tons. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2012 through 2020. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 124 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Adelaide Brighton Ltd.
Atlantic Minerals Limited
Buechel Stone Corp.
Carmeuse Group S.A
Elliott Stone Company, Inc.



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Limestone I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Limestone: Primarily Driven by End-Use Markets II-1
Key End-Use Markets for Limestone Products II-2
China: The Dominant Limestone Producing Nation II-2
China Leads in Production of Calcium Carbonate II-2
Table 1: Global GCC Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Production Capacity by Geographic Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 2: Global PCC Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Production Capacity by Geographic Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Emissions from Production, Substitutes and Haulage Costs: Key
Industry Concerns II-3
Recession in Retrospect and the Road Ahead II-4
The 2007-2009 Recession II-4
Current State of the World Economy: A Key Growth Indicator II-5
Table 3: Economic Growth (%) Worldwide by Region: 2011-2014E
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Outlook II-6

2. MARKET TRENDS, ISSUES AND DRIVERS II-8
Recovering Cement Production Augurs Well for Limestone II-8
Table 4: Leading Cement Consuming Nations Worldwide (2012) -
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption by Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
East Asia & the Middle East: The Preferred Production Base II-9
Table 5: Leading Cement Producing Nations Worldwide (2012) -
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Production by Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
Limestone Based Cement Significantly Lowers CO2 Emissions II-9
Growth in Steel Production Drives Demand for Limestone Products II-9
Opportunity Indicators: II-10
Table 6: Global Market for Finished Steel Products (2012 and
2014(E)): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption
by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 7: Global Production of Crude Steel (2011 & 2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Production by Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 8: Global Production of Crude Steel (2013E):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Production by
Country/Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 9: Global Crude Steel Consumption (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption By Geographic Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 10: Global Steel Consumption (2012): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Volume Demand by End-Use Market (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12
The Construction End-Use Sector: Marred by Regional Variations
in Growth II-12
Table 11: Percentage Share of Construction Spending by Region -
2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
Growth in Aggregates Emulates Construction Industry Trend II-13
Asia-Pacific: The Fastest and Single Largest Market Worldwide II-14
Table 12: Global Limestone Market - Geographic Regions Ranked
by CAGR for 2012-2020: Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Japan,
Rest of World, Europe, Canada and the US2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
Flue Gas Desulphurization: A Key Growth Indicator II-15
Paper Industry: Largest Consumer of Ground Calcium Carbonate
(GCC) II-15
Table 13: Key End-uses of Ground Calcium Carbonate -
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption by End-use
Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16
Nano Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (NPCC) Applications: Key
Growth Driver for Crushed Limestone II-16
Common Applications of NPCC II-16
Limestone Demonstrates Potential to Reduce Emissions in Carbon
Capture II-16
Environmental Usage of Quicklime Progresses Further II-17
Animal Waste Treatment Holds Potential for Quicklime Demand
Growth II-18
Global Quicklime Production and Consumption Review II-18
Table 14: Global Quicklime Consumption (2012) - Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption by Geographic Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19
Limestone Flux, Limestone and Other Calcareous Stone: Trade
Statistics II-19
Table 15: Global Export of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stone (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Value Exports by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 16: Global Import of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stone (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Value Imports by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-20
Introduction II-20
Topography II-20
Formation of Limestone II-21
Characteristics II-21
Physical Properties II-22
Dimensions II-22
Slabs II-22
Blocks II-22
Colors II-22
Uses of Limestone II-22
Commercial Types of Limestone II-23
Calcium Carbonate II-23
Slaked Lime II-23
Lime/Quick Lime/Burnt Lime II-23
Hydraulic Lime II-24
Industrial Limestone II-24
Limestone Varieties II-24
Chalk II-24
Marble II-24
Travertine II-24
Tufa II-24
Coquina II-24
Carbonatites II-24
Limestone Processing II-25
Evaluation II-25
Industrial Applications of Limestone II-26
Uses of Calcium Carbonate II-26
Paper Industry: II-26
Water Treatment II-27
Concrete Filler II-27
Fertilizer Production II-27
Steel Production II-27
Plastics Manufacture II-27
The Food Industry II-27
Other Uses II-27
Limestone Pricing II-27
Prominent Limestone Deposits II-27
Quicklime - An Overview II-28
Lime Production Methods II-28
Uses of Quick Lime: II-28
Bricks Production II-28
Glass Production II-28
Bleaching Powders II-28
Paper Manufacture II-28
Paint Manufacture II-28
Fertilizer Production II-29
Plastics Production II-29
Usage in Civil Engineering II-29
Sludge Treatment II-29
Agriculture II-29
Environmental Protection II-29
Food, Feed and Pharma Industries II-29
Pure Limestone - A Must for High-Grade Lime Production II-29
A Portable Heat Source II-29
Categories of Lime-based Products II-30
Lime Sand Bricks II-30

4. PRODUCT LAUNCHES II-31
Arizona Tile Unveils New Range of French Limestone Products II-31
Lafarge Launches New Portland-Limestone Cement in Canada II-31

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-32
Adelaide Brighton Inks New Contract with Leading Alumina
Manufacturer II-32
Madras Cements to Set-up Limestone Beneficiation Plants II-32
Mabwe Minerals Commences Mining functions Operations at Dodge
Mine II-32
North American Limestone Corporation Acquires New Limestone
Reserves II-32
UltraTech Cement to Take Over a Mozambique Mine II-33
Huaihai China United Inks a Mining Rights Agreement with
Jiangsu Julong II-33
Adelaide Brighton Renews Supply Agreement with Independent
Cement and Lime II-33
Adelaide Brighton Signs Supply Agreement with a Major
Australian Client II-34
Atlantic Industrial Minerals Takes Over Glencoe and Kewstoke
Properties II-34
UltraTech Cement Takes Over Gotan Limestone II-34
Carmeuse Plans to Construct Vertical Lime Kilns at Virginia
Based Plant II-34
Carmeuse Enters into an Agreement with VEXOR to Produce VEF
based Lime Products II-34
Graymont Voices Intentions to Construct a Lime Hydrating and
Distribution Facility in Northern Alberta II-35

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-36
Adelaide Brighton Ltd. (Australia) II-36
Atlantic Minerals Limited (Canada) II-36
Buechel Stone Corp. (US) II-36
Carmeuse Group S.A. (Belgium) II-37
Elliott Stone Company, Inc. (US) II-37
Fels-Werke GmbH (Germany) II-37
Xella International GmbH (Germany) II-37
Graymont Limited (Canada) II-38
Grupo Calidra (Mexico) II-38
Independent Limestone Company, LLC (US) II-38
Indiana Limestone Company, Inc. (US) II-39
Lafarge Tarmac Limited (UK) II-39
Lhoist Group (Belgium) II-39
Mississippi Lime Company (US) II-40
Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (Japan) II-40
Nittetsu Mining Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-40
North American Limestone Corporation (US) II-41
Schaefer Kalk GmbH & Co KG (Germany) II-41
Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-41
Taiheiyo Cement Group (Japan) II-42
Todaka Mining Co. Ltd. (Japan) II-42
UBE Material Industries, Ltd. (Japan) II-42

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-43
Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Limestone by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 18: World Historic Review for Limestone by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006
through 2011 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Limestone by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Market Overview III-1
US Quicklime Production in 2012 III-1
Table 20: Leading Lime Producing States in the US (2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Volume Production by State
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Demand for High-Calcium Limestone to Surge III-2
Key Statistics: III-3
Table 21: North American Ground Calcium Carbonate and
Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Production Capacity by
Country: 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 22: Leading North American Calcium Carbonate
Producers (2012): Companies Ranked on the Basis of
Production Capacity (‘000 tpy) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 23: North American Market for Ground Calcium
Carbonate (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Market Share by
End Use Sector (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 24: North American Market for Precipitated Ground
Calcium Carbonate (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Market
Share by End Use Sector (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-4
A Review of US Limestone Deposits III-4
Production Patterns III-5
Some Issues Associated with Limestone Mining III-5
Environmental Regulations on Lime Production III-5
Limestone Flux, Limestone and Other Calcareous Stones: EXIM
Statistics III-6
Table 25: US Exports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and Other
Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Value Exports by Destination Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 26: US Imports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and Other
Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6
Product Launch III-7
Recent Industry Activity III-7
Key Players III-7
B.Market Analytics III-9
Table 27: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Limestone Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2012 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 28: US Historic Perspective for Limestone Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2011 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

2. CANADA III-11
A.Market Analysis III-11
Outlook III-11
Table 29: Canadian Limestone Market (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown by End-use Sectors (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-11
Limestone Flux, Limestone and Other Calcareous Stones:
Exports and Imports III-12
Table 30: Canadian Exports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Exports by Destination Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 31: Canadian Imports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12
Product Launch III-12
Recent Industry Activity III-13
Key Players III-13
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 32: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Limestone Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2012 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 33: Canadian Historic Perspective for Limestone Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2011 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

3. JAPAN III-16
A.Market Analysis III-16
Outlook III-16
Limestone Flux, Limestone and Other Calcareous Stones: EXIM
Statistics III-16
Table 34: Japanese Exports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Exports by Destination Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 35: Japanese Imports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16
Key Players III-17
B.Market Analytics III-19
Table 36: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Limestone Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2012 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 37: Japanese Historic Perspective for Limestone Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2011 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

4. EUROPE III-20
A.Market Analysis III-20
Outlook III-20
B.Market Analytics III-20
Table 38: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Limestone by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 39: European Historic Review for Limestone by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2006 through 2011 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 40: European 15-Year Perspective for Limestone by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption
for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of
Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

4a. FRANCE III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Outlook III-23
Export-Import Statistics: III-23
Table 41: French Exports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Exports by Destination Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 42: French Imports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23
B.Market Analytics III-24
Table 43: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Limestone Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2012 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 44: French Historic Perspective for Limestone Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2011 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

4b. GERMANY III-25
A.Market Analysis III-25
Outlook III-25
Export-Import Statistics: III-25
Table 45: German Exports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Exports by Destination Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 46: German Imports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25
Key Players III-26
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 47: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Limestone Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2012 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 48: German Historic Perspective for Limestone Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2011 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

4c. ITALY III-28
A.Market Analysis III-28
Outlook III-28
EXIM Statistics: III-28
Table 49: Italian Exports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Exports by Destination Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 50: Italian Imports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28
B.Market Analytics III-29
Table 51: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Limestone Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2012 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 52: Italian Historic Perspective for Limestone Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2011 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
Outlook III-30
EXIM Statistics: III-30
Table 53: UK Exports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and Other
Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Value Exports by Destination Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 54: UK Imports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and Other
Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30
Lafarge Tarmac Limited - A Key Player III-31
B.Market Analytics III-31
Table 55: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Limestone Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2012 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 56: UK Historic Perspective for Limestone Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2011 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

4e. SPAIN III-33
A.Market Analysis III-33
Outlook III-33
EXIM Statistics: III-33
Table 57: Spanish Exports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Exports by Destination Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 58: Spanish Imports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33
B.Market Analytics III-34
Table 59: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Limestone Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2012 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 60: Spanish Historic Perspective for Limestone Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2011 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

4f. RUSSIA III-35
A.Market Analysis III-35
Outlook III-35
EXIM Statistics: III-35
Table 61: Russian Exports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Exports by Destination Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 62: Russian Imports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35
B.Market Analytics III-36
Table 63: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Limestone Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2012 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 64: Russian Historic Perspective for Limestone Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2011 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-37
A.Market Analysis III-37
Outlook III-37
Interior Decoration to Drive Portuguese Limestone Market III-37
Recent Industry Activity III-37
Key Players III-38
B.Market Analytics III-39
Table 65: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Limestone Market Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2012
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 66: Rest of Europe Historic Perspective for Limestone
Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2011
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-41
A.Market Analysis III-41
Outlook III-41
Asia-Pacific: The Fastest and Single Largest Market Worldwide III-41
Table 67: Global Limestone Market - Geographic Regions
Ranked by CAGR for 2012-2020: Asia-Pacific, Latin America,
Japan, Rest of World, Europe, Canada and The US (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42
B.Market Analytics III-42
Table 68: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Limestone by Geographic Region - China, India
and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2012
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 69: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Limestone by
Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2011
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 70: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Limestone by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption
for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

5a. CHINA III-45
A.Market Analysis III-45
Outlook III-45
China - The Dominant Limestone Producing Nation III-45
Inadequacy in Supplying Superior Quality Limestone -
Opportunity Lost III-45
EXIM Statistics: III-46
Table 71: Chinese Exports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Exports by Destination Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 72: Chinese Imports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46
Recent Industry Activity III-47
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 73: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Limestone Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2012 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 74: Chinese Historic Perspective for Limestone Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2011 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

5b. INDIA III-49
A.Market Analysis III-49
Outlook III-49
Limestone Industry in India III-49
Table 75: Indian Limestone Deposits (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown by Volume Reserves for State - Andhra
Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 76: Indian Limestone Production (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown by Volume Production by State - Andhra
Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50
Depleting Reserves to Affect Cement Industry III-50
EXIM Statistics: III-50
Table 77: Indian Exports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Exports by Destination Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 78: Indian Imports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51
Recent Industry Activity III-51
B.Market Analytics III-52
Table 79: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Limestone Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2012 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 80: Indian Historic Perspective for Limestone Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2011 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-53
A.Market Analysis III-53
Outlook III-53
Select Regional Analysis III-53
Australia III-53
Overview of Mining Industry III-53
Bangladesh III-53
Largest Limestone Deposit Discovery III-53
Recent Industry Activity III-54
Adelaide Brighton Ltd. (Australia) - A Key Player III-54
B.Market Analytics III-55
Table 81: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Limestone Market Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2012
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 82: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Perspective for
Limestone Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through
2011 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

6. LATIN AMERICA III-57
A.Market Analysis III-57
Outlook III-57
B.Market Analytics III-57
Table 83: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Limestone by Geographic Region - Brazil and
Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2012
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 84: Latin American Historic Review for Limestone by
Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2011 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 85: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Limestone
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Consumption for Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-59

6a. BRAZIL III-60
A.Market Analysis III-60
Outlook III-60
EXIM Statistics: III-60
Table 86: Brazilian Exports of Limestone Flux, Limestone
and Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 87: Brazilian Imports of Limestone Flux, Limestone
and Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Value Imports by Destination Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60
B.Market Analytics III-61
Table 88: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Limestone Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2012 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 89: Brazilian Historic Perspective for Limestone
Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2011
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

6b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA III-62
A.Market Analysis III-62
Outlook III-62
Grupo Calidra - A Key Mexican Player III-62
B.Market Analytics III-62
Table 90: Rest of Latin American Recent Past, Current &
Future Analysis for Limestone Market Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 91: Rest of Latin American Historic Perspective for
Limestone Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through
2011 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

7. REST OF WORLD III-64
A.Market Analysis III-64
Outlook III-64
Select Regional Analysis III-64
Jamaica: A Future Contender in Limestone III-64
South Africa Presents Opportunities III-64
EXIM Statistics of Select Regions: III-65
South Africa III-65
Table 92: South African Exports of Limestone Flux,
Limestone and Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 93: South African Imports of Limestone Flux,
Limestone and Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Value Imports by Country of Origin
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65
UAE III-65
Table 94: UAE Exports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Exports by Destination Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 95: UAE Imports of Limestone Flux, Limestone and
Other Calcareous Stones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66
Recent Industry Activity III-66
B.Market Analytics III-67
Table 96: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Limestone Market Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2012
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 97: Rest of World Historic Perspective for Limestone
Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2011
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 124 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 134)

The United States (35)
Canada (3)
Japan (8)
Europe (51)
- France (2)
- Germany (11)
- The United Kingdom (12)
- Rest of Europe (26)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (34)
Latin America (2)
Africa (1)