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Calcium Carbonate Market (GCC and PCC) for Paper, Plastic, Building & Construction and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019

Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) constitutes more than 4% of the earth’s crust and is found throughout the world. It occurs naturally in the form of marble, limestone and chalk produced by sedimentation of shells of small-fossilized snails and corals over millions of years. All these three forms of calcium carbonate are similar in chemical nature, but differ in physical properties such as whiteness, homogeneity and thickness. Calcium carbonate is available in two forms Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) and Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC). Significant amount of global calcium carbonate produced, is consumed for manufacture of paper and plastics. Additionally, calcium carbonate is utilized in a wide range of applications in paints and coatings, in cement for building and construction industry and as calcium supplement in medical and pharmaceutical industry.

 

Calcium carbonate used in the form of fillers and extenders in the paper and plastic applications is expected to be driven by these growing end use industries. Calcium carbonate is used in building materials such as cement, adhesives & sealants, etc. Hence, these factors together are expected to fuel the demand for calcium carbonate globally. However, adverse effects of excessive consumption of calcium carbonate in the form of drugs could hamper the demand for calcium carbonate. To counter the above mentioned factor, health associations have compiled a review of health risks associated with excessive consumption of calcium carbonate and set up a daily tolerance intake level of calcium based on age. Key players are now focusing on innovations and developments to improve product performance, enhance physical properties and reduce production cost. 

Asia Pacific is the largest and second fastest growing market at a CAGR of 4.4% in terms of volume demand of GCC and PCC, from 2013 and 2019. Emerging countries such as China and India are leading the growth in this region. North America accounted for 20.7% of the total market of calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate demand in Europe accounted for 20.5 million tons in 2012 which is expected to show moderate growth by 2019, owing to the growing non-traditional end use industries and pharmaceutical industry among others. 

 

GCC is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.9% for the forecast period of 2013 to 2019 due to its applications in the non-traditional end use industries and also in paper, plastic, paints and coatings. PCC is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.9% owing to its specific properties which include whiteness, brightness and opaque visibility among others. It is also used as raw material in a new technology that is Synthetic Calcium Carbonate (SCC) which is known for its high purity and hence widely used in the pharmaceutical sector.

GCC is available in both coarse as well as fine in size and PCC is generally fine in size. The calcium carbonate products are priced based on the different size grades of GCC and PCC. GCC is readily available and cheaper to produce whereas PCC is fine in size and has definite properties which have applications in various industries such paper, plastics, pharmaceuticals and paints and coatings among others. Few factors that are expected to affect the global calcium carbonate prices include rising production cost, enhanced product efficiency and regulatory compliance.

 

Some of the major players producing calcium carbonate include, Imerys, Omya AG. Minerals Technologies and Excalibar Minerals among others. These manufacturers produce various types of calcium carbonate which include GCC and PCC that are applicable in various industries.

 

Table of Content

 

Chapter 1 Preface

1.1 Report description

1.2 Market segmentation

1.3 Research scope and assumptions

1.4 Research methodology

 

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

2.1 Global Calcium Carbonate Market, 2012 – 2019, (Million tons) (USD Billion)

2.2 Global Calcium Carbonate Market, Snapshot (2012 and 2019)

 

Chapter 3 Global Calcium Carbonate Market - Industry Analysis

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Value chain analysis

3.3 Price Analysis

      3.3.1 Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) Coarse

               3.3.1.1 Global GCC Coarse Price (USD/ton) (2012- 2019)

      3.3.2 Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) Fine

               3.3.2.1 Global GCC Fine Price (USD/ton) (2012- 2019)

      3.3.3 Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) Fine

               3.3.3.1 Global PCC Fine Price (USD/ton) (2012- 2019)

3.4 Market Drivers

      3.4.1 Growing paper industry

               3.4.1.1 Global paper consumption, volume 2008 – 2013 (Kilo Tons)

               3.4.1.2 Mineral loading levels of paper grades

                          3.4.1.2.1 Global mineral loading levels of paper grades,(%), (1980 – 2020)

      3.4.2 Increasing demand from plastic sector

               3.4.2.1 Global plastic production volume, 2007–2013 (Million tons)

      3.4.3 Growing demand from building and construction industry

               3.4.3.1 Global building & construction market revenue, 2012 – 2019 (USD Billion)

3.5 Restraints

      3.5.1 Adverse effects of excessive consumption of calcium carbonates

3.6 Opportunities

      3.6.1 Growing Asia Pacific and Latin America market for calcium carbonate

      3.6.2 New process technology to manufacture synthetic calcium carbonate

3.7 Porter’s five forces analysis

      3.7.1 Bargaining power of suppliers

      3.7.2 Bargaining power of buyers

      3.7.3 Threat from substitutes

      3.7.4 Threat of new entrants

      3.7.5 Degree of competition

3.8 Global Calcium Carbonate Market: Company market share analysis (2012)

3.9 Global Calcium carbonate market: Market attractiveness analysis

 

Chapter 4 Calcium Carbonate Market – Product Segment Analysis

4.1 Global calcium carbonate market: Product segment analysis

      4.1.1 Global calcium carbonate market volume share by product, 2012 and 2019

4.2 Global Calcium Carbonate market, by product

      4.2.1 Ground Calcium Carbonate

              4.2.1.1 Global GCC market, 2012 – 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

      4.2.2 Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

              4.2.2.1 Global PCC market, 2012 – 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

 

Chapter 5 Calcium Carbonate Market – Application Segment Analysis

5.1 Global calcium carbonate market: Application segment analysis

      5.1.1 Global calcium carbonate market volume share by application, 2012 and 2019

5.2 Global Calcium Carbonate market, by application

      5.2.1 Paper

               5.2.1.1 Global calcium carbonate market for paper, 2012 – 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

      5.2.2 Plastics

               5.2.2.1 Global calcium carbonate market for plastics, 2012 – 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

      5.2.3 Building and Construction

               5.2.3.1 Global calcium carbonate market for building and construction, 2012 – 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

      5.2.4 Others

               5.2.4.1 Global calcium carbonate market for other applications, 2012 – 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

 

Chapter 6 Calcium Carbonate Market – Regional Segment Analysis

6.1 Global calcium carbonate market: Regional segment analysis

      6.1.1 Global calcium carbonate market volume share by region, 2012 and 2019

6.2 Global calcium carbonate market, by region

6.3 North America

      6.3.1 North America calcium carbonate market, 2012 – 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

               6.3.1.1 North America calcium carbonate market volume, by product, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons)

               6.3.1.2 North America calcium carbonate market revenue, by product, 2012 - 2019 (USD Billion)

               6.3.1.3 North America calcium carbonate market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons)

               6.3.1.4 North America calcium carbonate market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD Billion)

6.4 Europe

      6.4.1 Europe calcium carbonate market, 2012 – 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

               6.4.1.1 Europe calcium carbonate market volume by product, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons)

               6.4.1.2 Europe calcium carbonate market revenue, by product, 2012 - 2019 (USD Billion)

               6.4.1.3 Europe calcium carbonate market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons)

               6.4.1.4 Europe calcium carbonate market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD Billion)

6.5 Asia Pacific

      6.5.1 Asia Pacific calcium carbonate market, 2012 – 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

               6.5.1.1 Asia Pacific calcium carbonate market volume, by product, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons)

               6.5.1.2 Asia Pacific calcium carbonate market revenue, by product, 2012 - 2019 (USD Billion)

               6.5.1.3 Asia Pacific calcium carbonate market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons)

               6.5.1.4 Asia Pacific calcium carbonate market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD Billion)

6.6 Rest of the World

      6.6.1 RoW calcium carbonate market, 2012 – 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

               6.6.1.1 RoW calcium carbonate market volume, by product, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons)

               6.6.1.2 RoW calcium carbonate market revenue by product, 2012 - 2019 (USD Billion)

               6.6.1.3 RoW calcium carbonate market volume by application, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons)

               6.6.1.4 RoW calcium carbonate market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD Billion)

 

Chapter 7 Company Profiles

7.1 Excalibar Minerals

      7.1.1 Company overview

      7.1.2 Product portfolio

      7.1.3 Financial overview

      7.1.4 Business strategy

      7.1.5 SWOT analysis

7.2 Great Lakes Calcium Corp.

      7.2.1 Company overview

      7.2.2 Product portfolio

      7.2.3 Business strategy

      7.2.4 SWOT analysis

7.3 Huber Engineered Materials

      7.3.1 Company overview

      7.3.2 Product portfolio

      7.3.3 Business strategy

      7.3.4 SWOT analysis

      7.3.5 Recent developments

7.4 Imerys

      7.4.1 Company overview

      7.4.2 Product portfolio

      7.4.3 Financial overview

      7.4.4 Business strategy

      7.4.5 SWOT analysis

      7.4.6 Recent developments

7.5 Maruo Calcium Co.Ltd.

      7.5.1 Company overview

      7.5.2 Product portfolio

      7.5.3 Financial overview

      7.5.4 Business strategy

      7.5.5 SWOT analysis

7.6 Minerals Technologies, Inc.

      7.6.1 Company overview

      7.6.2 Product portfolio

      7.6.3 Financial overview

      7.6.4 Business strategy

      7.6.5 SWOT analysis

      7.6.6 Recent developments

7.7 Mississippi Lime Company

      7.7.1 Company overview

      7.7.2 Product portfolio

      7.7.3 Business strategy

      7.7.4 SWOT analysis

      7.7.5 Recent developments

7.8 Okutama Kogyo Co.Ltd.

      7.8.1 Company overview

      7.8.2 Product portfolio

      7.8.3 Business strategy

      7.8.4 SWOT analysis

7.9 Omya Ag

      7.9.1 Company overview

      7.9.2 Product portfolio

      7.9.3 Business strategy

      7.9.4 SWOT analysis

      7.9.5 Recent developments

7.10 Schaefer Kalk GMBH & Co KG

      7.10.1 Company overview

      7.10.2 Product portfolio

      7.10.3 Business strategy

      7.10.4 SWOT analysis

7.11 Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha Ltd.

      7.11.1 Company overview

      7.11.2 Product portfolio

      7.11.3 Business strategy

      7.11.4 SWOT analysis

7.12 Solvay S.A.

      7.12.1 Company overview

      7.12.2 Product portfolio

      7.12.3 Financial overview

      7.12.4 Business strategy

      7.12.5 SWOT analysis

      7.12.6 Recent developments

List of Figures 

 

FIG. 1 Calcium Carbonate: Market segmentation

FIG. 2 Global calcium carbonate market, 2012 - 2019, (Million tons) (USD Billion)

FIG. 3 Calcium carbonate Market: Value chain analysis

FIG. 4 Global GCC Coarse Price (USD/ ton) (2012- 2019)

FIG. 5 Global GCC Fine Price (USD/ton) (2012- 2019)

FIG. 6 Global PCC Fine Price (USD/ ton) (2012- 2019)

FIG. 7 Global paper consumption, volume 2008 – 2013 (Kilo Tons)

FIG. 8 Global mineral loading levels of paper grades,(%), (1980 – 2020)

FIG. 9 Global plastic production volume, 2007–2013 (Million tons)

FIG. 10 Global building & construction market revenue, 2012 – 2019 (USD Billion)

FIG. 11 Porter’s five forces analysis for calcium carbonate market

FIG. 12 Global Calcium Carbonate Market: Company market share analysis (2012)

FIG. 13 Calcium carbonate market: Market attractiveness analysis

FIG. 14 Global calcium carbonate market volume share, by product, 2012 and 2019

FIG. 15 Global GCC market, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

FIG. 16 Global PCC market, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

FIG. 17 Global calcium carbonate market volume share, by application, 2012 and 2019

FIG. 18 Global calcium carbonate market for paper, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

FIG. 19 Global calcium carbonate market for plastics, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

FIG. 20 Global calcium carbonate demand for building and construction, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

FIG. 21 Global calcium carbonate market for other applications, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

FIG. 22 Global calcium carbonate market volume share, by region, 2012 and 2019

FIG. 23 North America calcium carbonate market, 2012 – 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

FIG. 24 Europe calcium carbonate market, 2019 – 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

FIG. 25 Asia Pacific calcium carbonate market, 2019 – 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

FIG. 26 RoW calcium carbonate market, 2019 – 2019 (Million tons) (USD Billion)

List of Tables

 

TABLE 1 Global calcium carbonate market, snapshot (2012 and 2019)

TABLE 2 Drivers of the global calcium carbonate market: Impact analysis

TABLE 3 Restraints of the global calcium carbonate market Impact analysis

TABLE 4 North America calcium carbonate market volume, by product, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons)

TABLE 5 North America calcium carbonate market revenue, by product, 2012 - 2019 (USD Billion)

TABLE 6 North America calcium carbonate market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons)

TABLE 7 North America calcium carbonate market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD Billion)

TABLE 8 Europe calcium carbonate market volume, by product, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons)

TABLE 9 Europe calcium carbonate market revenue, by product, 2012 - 2019 (USD Billion)

TABLE 10 Europe calcium carbonate market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons)

TABLE 11 Europe calcium carbonate market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD Billion)

TABLE 12 Asia Pacific calcium carbonate market volume, by product, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons)

TABLE 13 Asia Pacific calcium carbonate market revenue, by product, 2012 - 2019 (USD Billion)

TABLE 14 Asia Pacific calcium carbonate market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons)

TABLE 15 Asia Pacific calcium carbonate market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD Billion)

TABLE 16 RoW calcium carbonate market volume, by product, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons)

TABLE 17 RoW calcium carbonate market revenue, by product, 2012 - 2019 (USD Billion)

TABLE 18 RoW calcium carbonate market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Million tons)

TABLE 19 RoW calcium carbonate market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD Billion)

 

The global market for calcium carbonate draws much of its growth from its rising application in the paper as well as plastic industry. The increasing demand for calcium carbonate from the building and construction industry has also been fueling this worldwide market to a great extent. Additionally, the introduction of novel technologies for the production of synthetic calcium carbonate is predicted to open new avenues for market participants in the coming years.

Precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) and ground calcium carbonate (GCC) are the major products available in the worldwide calcium carbonate market, whereas the paper, building and construction, pharmaceutical, plastic, and agriculture industries are the key end users of calcium carbonate across the world.

Regionally, the global calcium carbonate market is distributed among Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, and the Rest of the World.

This research report on the worldwide calcium carbonate market aims at providing market participants, consultants, and stakeholders a clear understanding of where this market is headed. The report employs various analytical tools such as market feasibility, Porter’s five forces, and SWOT analysis to present a comprehensive overview of the global market for calcium carbonate. 

Overview of the global calcium carbonate market
 

According to this research report, the global calcium carbonate market stood at US$15.6 bn in 2012. Expanding at a CAGR of 7.0% from the 2013-2019 period, the worldwide market is likely to reach US$25 bn by the end of the forecast period.

Analysts have projected the market for GCC to rise at a CAGR of 2.90% during the forecast period, owing to its high demand from unconventional end users as well as from the paper, paints and coatings, and plastics industries. On the other hand, the PCC market is reported to increase at a CAGR of 3.90% on account of its brightness, opaqueness, and various other properties.

The global calcium carbonate market has been led by Asia Pacific in terms of volume produced. The rise in the demand for PCC and GCC from developing Asian economies such as China and India is the key reason for this growth. This regional market is likely to report a CAGR of 4.40%, over the forecast period from 2013 to 2019.

This is projected to be the second fastest growth among all the regional markets for calcium carbonate by 2019; the Rest of the World region is anticipated to post the most rapid development, at a CAGR of 4.50% during the forecast period.

In 2012, the calcium carbonate market in North America accounted for a share of 20.70% in the global calcium carbonate market, while the Europe market for calcium carbonate produced 20.5 mn tons.

The market for calcium carbonate has carved out a niche in the global arena and the future also looks promising for this industry. However, analysts have predicted that adverse effects associated with excessive consumption of calcium carbonates might hamper the smooth growth of the global calcium carbonate market.

Companies mentioned in the research report 
 

Excalibar Minerals, Great Lakes Calcium Corp., Imerys, Huber Engineered Materials, Minerals Technologies Inc., Maruo Calcium Co. Ltd., Mississippi Lime Co., Omya Ag, Okutama Kogyo Co.Ltd., Schaefer Kalk GMBH & Co. KG, Solvay S.A., and Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha Ltd. are the major companies operating in the global calcium carbonate market.

Key segments of the global calcium carbonate market
 

By Products

  • Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC)
  • Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC)

By Application

  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Building & Construction
  • Others (Pharmaceutical, agriculture, etc.)

Major regions analyzed under this research report are: 

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Latin America 
  • Asia Pacific 
  • Rest of the World 

This report gives you access to decisive data such as:

  • Market growth drivers 
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends 
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for the coming years 

Key highlights of this report

  • Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth 
  • Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements 
  • Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
  • An analysis of strategies of major competitors 
  • An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments 
  • Detailed analyses of industry trends
  • A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis 
  • Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments


 
 
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