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North America Calcium Carbonate Market Size - By Type, End Use, Application (Food & Beverages, Dietary Supplement, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Mining & Mineral Processing, Soil Conditioning & Fertilizers, Feed Additive) & Forecast, 2021 - 2027

  • Report ID: GMI5136
  • Published Date: Oct 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

North America Calcium Carbonate Market size was over USD 9.5 billion in 2020 and is estimated to grow at over 7.5% CAGR from 2021 to 2027 owing to increasing construction and remodeling projects in the region. Additionally, acceptance of wooden architects among consumers are increasing the demand for calcium carbonate in the paints & surface coatings market.

The growing demand for commercial glass making is due to the increasing demand for bottles and jars in food & beverage industries driving the demand for calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonates play a vital role in glassmaking and used as a stabilizer, improving the mechanical properties as well as the physical appearance of glass. It also increases the hardness and chemical durability of the final glass product.

North America Calcium Carbonate Market Outlook

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The global spread of COVID-19 has impacted each and every industry in the past few months. The global lockdown in major cities, ports, and temporary shutdown of manufacturing units, which is likely to impact the prices and supply for calcium carbonate and its raw materials for short and medium terms. However, the demand for calcium carbonate was impacted differently during the COVID-19 spread in multiple application.

The demand for range of dietary supplements and pharmaceutical products has increased owing to a rise in consumer health concerns during the pandemic. The demand for healthy food and dietary products witnessed a drastic spike during the initial phase of the pandemic, which support the growth for North America calcium carbonate market.

The paper industry has been majorly affected owing to growing digitalization and electronic publishing in the North America. Also, people in the region are looking for environmental-friendly options and supporting digitalization in every sectors. Therefore, the North America paper industry has declined over the past five years due to increasing shift towards paperless communication. As a result, decrease in the demand for paper in the upcoming years and affected the demand for calcium carbonate from the paper industry.

Functional benefits of calcium carbonate in improving plastic quality and reduction in energy consumption while production led to accelerate its market growth

North America Calcium Carbonate Market by End Use

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The plastics & composites end-use of calcium carbonate is estimated to surpass over USD 2.5 billion by 2027 and is anticipated to demonstrate growth at over 8% CAGR over the forecast period. Plastic & composites is estimated to be the fastest-growing end-use industry of calcium carbonate. It is because of multiple functional benefits of calcium carbonate which includes enhanced the mechanical properties of the plastic and reduced the energy consumption while processing.

Moreover, calcium carbonate used in polypropylene sheet helps to streamline the thermoforming applications by letting the plastic to heat-up as well as cool down faster. The enhanced thermal conductivity helps to save energy significantly through higher outputs, faster conversion rates, and improved productivity.

Cost effective nature of ground calcium carbonate propel its demand in multiple application includes paper

North America Ground Calcium Carbonate Market

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Ground calcium carbonate market size is anticipated to reach over USD 8 billion by the end of 2027, growing at a CAGR of over 7% between 2016 and 2027. Increasing usage of ground calcium carbonate as a building material, or limestone aggregate for road construction is expected to propel the market growth. In addition, rising usage of ground calcium carbonate as a filler in paper as it is cost effective than wood fiber will increase its market demand during the forecast period. Ground calcium carbonate is essential ingredient in paper production and also considered as a vital ingredient in microporous films used in building films and diapers.

Moreover, ground calcium carbonate is considered an abrasive, especially when in calcite form. It has a low hardness level of around 3 on the Mohs scale owing to which it will not scratch glasses, iron, bronze, ceramics, enamel, and steel. Also, A paste made from deionized water and calcium carbonate is used to clean tarnish on silver. Therefore, this wide usage of grounded calcium carbonate anticipated to propel it market growth over the coming timeframe.

Easy availability and rising consumer awareness towards health led to fuel the calcium demand in pharmaceuticals application

North America calcium carbonate market by pharmaceuticals application

The pharmaceuticals application of calcium carbonate anticipated to show lucrative growth over the forecasted period and surpass over USD 935 million by 2027 with the CAGR over 7.5%. Calcium carbonate is easily available in the market and have number of health benefits includes healthy nervous system, healthy bones, muscles, and heart. Therefore, this easily accessible to consumers and rising consumer awareness towards its benefits will propel North America calcium carbonate market growth.

Furthermore, calcium carbonate does not have any side effects owing to which it is highly prescribed by doctors. Additionally, a lack of stringent regulations also makes it an essential ingredient for pharmaceutical manufacturers as all carbonate salts are listed under the safe list by the FDA.

Rising industrialization and disposable income of consumer in the U.S. led to increase calcium carbonate demand over the projected timeframe

U.S. calcium carbonate market

The U.S. calcium carbonate market projected to show major share in the North America and valued over USD 10 billion by the end of 2027. Calcium carbonate fillers have ideal properties for manufacturing several polymers as it improves the mechanical properties of polymer while reducing the overall material cost. Rising industrialization led to increasing the demand for industrial fillers in numerous applications includes construction, plastics, and paper industry.

Moreover, increasing disposable income and changing lifestyles have increased spending on dietary supplements. These factors are positively influencing calcium carbonate demand as it is also used as an ingredient in dietary supplements in the form of tablets, capsules, and liquid. Calcium carbonate is an essential nutrient required for bone and muscle growth and is consumed through regular foods items or through external supplements.

Strategic mergers & acquisitions among industry participants are set to accelerate the North America calcium carbonate market competitiveness

The key players operating in the North America calcium carbonate industry include Imerys, Omya AG, Minerals Technologies Inc., Mississippi Lime Company, and Newpark Resources. Major market players are involved in various strategies including mergers & acquisitions, partnership to boost their market positions and distribution channels. Moreover, several key market players are working towards expanding their production capacity through acquisition.

In August 2019, Mississippi Lime Company announced the completion of its acquisition of Calera, Alabama lime business of Covia. The company supplied high-calcium quicklime and hydrated lime products to customers in the Southeastern U.S. With this acquisition, Mississippi Lime Company aims to enhance its production facilities and distribution network across U.S.

In April 2021, JM Huber Micropowders Inc, a subsidiary of Huber Engineered Materials acquired the Nutri Granulations business assets of IMCD US, LLC in La Mirada, California. Nutri Granulations company manufactures blends consisting of granulated calcium carbonate, granular calcium carbonate and vitamins, which are used in the manufacture of dietary supplements and food.

In May 2019, US Aggregates announced the acquisition of North American Limestone Company. The acquisition consists of North American Limestone Company’s two quarry locations, 243 and Deer Creek, as well as their interest in a Fine Grind business currently operating under Midwest Calcium Carbonates (MCC). The strategic initiative was aimed to expand the company’s aggregates footprint in Indiana and add extra fine grind processing capabilities.

The North America calcium carbonate market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in tons & revenue in USD Billion from 2016 to 2027 for the following segments

By Type

  • Ground Calcium Carbonate
  •  Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

By Application

  • Food & Beverage Types
  •  Dietary Supplement
  •  Pharmaceuticals
  •  Manufacturing
  •  Mining & Mineral Processing
  •  Soil Conditioning & Fertilizers
  •  Feed Additive
  •  Others

By End-Use

  • Paper & Pulp
  • Plastics & Composites
  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Paint & Surface Coatings
  • Construction & Architecture
  • Glass & Ceramics
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Feed
  •  Others

The above information has been provided for the following Country:

By Country

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico

Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

North America calcium carbonate market is slated to surpass $15.5 billion by 2027 registering with a CAGR of over 7.5% from 2021 to 2027 with increasing construction and remodeling projects in the region.

The industries that largely use calcium carbonate are construction & architecture, paper & pulp, plastics & composites, paint & surface coatings, adhesives & sealants, and glass & ceramics among others.

North America’s ground calcium carbonate industry size will surpass USD 8 billion by 2027 owing to the increasing usage as a building material, or limestone aggregate for road construction.

The U.S. calcium carbonate market size will surpass USD 10 billion by 2027 owing to the increasing demand for industrial fillers in construction, plastics, and paper industry driven by the rising industrialization in the country.

The major players operating in North America calcium carbonate industry include Imerys, Omya AG, Minerals Technologies Inc., Mississippi Lime Company, and Newpark Resources among others.

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