Sour taste: Declining demand for lime production reduces industry revenue

The Cement and Lime Manufacturing industry produces a range of products that are integral inputs in the construction, mineral processing, manufacturing and agricultural sectors. A combination of excess productive capacity in the local industry and the ongoing threat of low-cost imports has meant local operators have faced intense competition over the past five years. Additionally, declines in major downstream construction markets have contributed to challenging operating conditions over the period. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2018-19, to total $3.7 billion. This trend includes an anticipated decline of 7.0% in the current year due to declines in almost all major building more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Current-year revenue is expected to fall as investment in residential construction declines
  • Excess global cement production capacity has increased the threat of import competition
  • Demand from the residential building market is forecast to decline in the short term
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Cement and lime producers have endured intensely competitive conditions over the past five years, stemming from divergent trends in downstream construction markets, excess production capacity in the domestic market and the threat of low-priced import competition. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2018-19, to $3.7 billion. This includes an anticipated decline of 7.0% in the current year as demand from most major building markets contracts. In particular, demand from heavy industry and other non-building construction and actual capital expenditure on mining are expected to fall sharply in the current year, limiting demand for cement and lime manufacturing...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Cement and Lime Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Cement and Lime Manufacturing are:

  • Proximity to transport
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Ability to control total supply on market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Demand from non-residential building construction in the Cement and Lime Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cement and Lime Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry companies manufacture clinker, hydraulic cement (Portland, masonry, slag and pozzolan cement) and lime.

    Industry Products
  • Bulk Portland cement
  • Bagged Portland cement
  • Other cements
  • Unprocessed clinker
  • Lime
  • Industry Activities
  • Cement (except adhesive or refractory cement)
  • Hydraulic cement
  • Portland cement
  • Lime from calcitic limestone, dolomitic limestone and other materials
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Demand from non-residential building construction
  • Demand from heavy industry and other non-building construction
  • Demand from road and bridge construction
  • Actual capital expenditure on mining

  • Current Performance
  • Cement and lime production
  • Construction markets
  • Profit and job trends
  • Industry restructuring
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profitability and jobs
  • Recovering demand
  • International trade
  • Table: Cement and Lime Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cement and Lime Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing
  • Concrete Product Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Concreting Services
  • Hardware Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Gravel and Sand Quarrying
  • Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing
  • Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling
  • Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining

  • Products & Services
  • Bulk Portland cement
  • Lime
  • Other cements
  • Bagged Portland cement
  • Unprocessed clinker
  • Chart: Cement and Lime Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Ready-mixed concrete producers
  • Concrete product manufacturers
  • Other markets
  • Wholesalers, retailers and tradespeople
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cement and Lime Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cement and Lime Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cement and Lime Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Adelaide Brighton Ltd, Cement Australia Holdings Pty Ltd, Boral Limited,
  • Table: Adelaide Brighton Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Cement Australia Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Boral Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cement and Lime Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Cement and Lime Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cement Clinkers
  • An important stage in making cement. Formed by the heat processing of limestone, clay, bauxite, and iron ore sand in a rotating kiln to form cinder lumps (clinkers).
  • Fly-Ash
  • Fly-ash is a by-product of coal combustion, which may be added as an extender to cement to improve quality of the concrete.
  • Hydraulic Cement
  • Any cement that will set and harden after being combined with water. Most construction cements are hydraulic.
  • Portland Cement
  • The most common type of cement. It is used as the basic ingredient of concrete, mortar and stucco. It is produced using cement clinker and calcium sulphate.
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