Calcite Market

2021 Analysis and Review: Calcite Market by Type – Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) and Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) for 2021 - 2031

About the Report

The calcite market has been witnessing significant growth over the last few years. This growth trend is projected to continue over the next decade due to increasing use of calcium carbonate across various applications. Calcite ore exhibits usefulness across diverse applications in agricultural, construction, and other industries. The increasing population and rapid urbanization will offer significant opportunities for ongoing and upcoming Industrial and commercial applications of calcite in the coming years.

In its new study, ESOMAR-certified market research and consulting firm Future Market Insights (FMI) offers insights about key factors fueling the demand for Calcite. The report tracks the global sales of Calcite in 20+ high-growth markets, along with analyzing the impact COVID-19 has had on the construction industry in general, and Calcite in particular.

What Does Future Outlook Looks Like for Calcite Market in Comparison to Historic Pattern?

According to the study, the global calcite market has seen a steady growth in the agricultural sector. This trend is observed in countries across North American and Western Europe. Rising construction activities in both regions will aid sales growth of fine GCC, which is increasingly used in the paint and coatings and polymers and plastics industry.         

Reducing the particles size and achieve more cost efficient solution has always been one of the prime concerns of researchers. Choosing a correct Calcite type for specific application has been difficult for end-use industries, hence, manufacturers have been focusing on improving overall quality to cater to specific industry requirements.

The market is likely to gain significant impetus from the launch of new calcite with advanced properties in the near future. Changes such as reduction in particle size could support overall expansion of the market. This will not only help end users to tackle price concerns but will enable them achieve more product efficiency.

Some of the leading manufacturers already have launched on site Calcite processing plants and several others are likely to follow the suit to keep pace with dynamic environment and therefore stand at the top of the line.

According to FMI, calcite sales have grown at 4.6% CAGR between 2016 and 2020. Calcite application has been consistently increasing in agricultural, construction and industrial sectors. Nowadays, the acid paper production has been reduced and thus calcite has proven to be an effective alternative to the titanium dioxide. Rising demand for fertilizers coupled with the increase in the production of agrochemicals in the APEJ will result in the increase in demand for calcite over the forecast period.

How is Calcite Sale Affected by Applications in Construction Industry?

The growth in the construction industry is expected to have high impact on the demand for calcite in the building materials market. The demand for building materials is increasing due to the ongoing constructions activities in both commercial and residential sectors. The cement production has been increasing significantly in recent years owing to the high investment in infrastructure development activities.

This has emerged as a chief factor fuelling the demand for calcite in countries such as China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, and others. Thus, the increasing use of building materials and cement in these countries will significantly affect calcite market growth 

What is the key R&D Focus among Calcite Manufacturers?

Some of the leading manufacturers of calcite are investing more on research and development (R&D) activities to producer finer quality. Competitive price offering, ensuring finer quality, and use of advanced technologies are some of the outcomes of R&D activities undertaken by companies. In modern construction activities, calcite is used in the form of marble and limestone.

Market players have been increasingly focusing on research and development activities to gain edge over competition witnessed. For instance, Omya AG not much time ago introduced a new product line under the brand name Aquarate to gain traction.

Country-wise Insights

How Big is the Opportunity in US?

FMI has projected North America to remain one of the most remunerative and paying markets throughout the course of the forecast period. One of the key factors supporting enhancement is the growth in construction industry in the U.S. As the U.S is one of the second leading countries in construction gross value added index, new commercial projects in the country are expected to increase the total sales of Calcite in the forecast period.

Despite a worrying start, the second half of 2020 provided a steady picture of the market. Commodity prices moved towards stability, creating sustainable market opportunities across regions and translating into positive effects on the global construction industry. Backed by these factors the U.S. remains one of the largest markets for Calcite in the world.

Favorable policies, coupled with high per capita spending, have created a conducive environment for the growth of calcite industry in the U.S. Also the presence of leading players such as Imerys S. A. , Omya AG, and J. M. Huber Corporation is supporting growth in the U.S. Strategies undertaken by these companies include product launches and expansion plans, which will continue aiding overall expansion in the country.

Why Construction Industry is Key to Success in India Calcite Market?

The India Calcite market is accounts for the largest share in South Asia & Pacific. Increasing investment in residential and commercial construction projects will aid expansion in India. Uttar Pradesh (state of India) is a major producer of PCC, GCC, and activated calcium carbonate. Driven by these factors India will continue offering attractive opportunities for the growth of the market.

Tourism in Middle Eastern Countries is Tied Closely to Calcite Market Growth

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar with large scale residential and commercial projects has attracted the global tourists with unique designs and features. The Middle East countries’ vision program towards increasing non-oil economic growth has been creating the significant opportunities in global market.

he cement production has been increasing significantly in recent years owing to the high infrastructure development activities being carried out in the GCC countries such as UAE, Saudi Arabia, etc. The growth of cement production will certainly have a positive impact on the calcite demand in GCC countries.

Which Application Holds Maximum Potential for Calcite Market Growth in China?

China is a key market that accounts for a major share in the global calcite market. The market in China is projected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. There has been extraordinary surge in sales of Calcite from 2016 to present day and this trend expected continue through the forecast period 2021-2031.

Besides the presence of numerous calcite manufacturers in China, increase in residential and commercial projects across the country has been driving sales growth. Growing production of polymers and plastics and adhesives and sealants is expected to drive the demand for Calcite in China. In addition to this, the increasing demand from the paper and pulp industry is expected to boost sales of PCC in the country.

Germany’s Calcite Demand Will Continue to Rise Steadily

The adoption of calcite is expected to rise considerably across various end-use industries in Germany. The demand is expected rise in demand is projected to come from the polymers and plastics, adhesives and sealants and paints and coatings industries. Besides this expanding construction activities will remain a chief driver of growth.

According to the Federal Statistics Office, Destatis, the construction sector turnover in Germany was by 2.2% in October 2022. With trends favoring expansion of the construction sector, the demand for calcite is expected to increase significantly in Germany.

Category-wise Insights

Why GCC Segment Hold 64% Share?

Ground calcium carbonate (GCC) segment by far, is expected to dominate the market in terms of type. This is mainly attributable to the growing demand for filler materials in the polymer and plastics industry. These materials are usually used in the manufacturing of products such as cables, PVC pipes, plastic moldings, and plastic films. The PCC segment is anticipated to grow due to increasing demand in the paper and pulp industry. These unique properties will help the segment to gain considerable momentum with key players constantly designing, developing, and launching new products.

Why  are Fine Size Particles in Higher Demand?

Calcite manufacturers are emphasizing on reduction of particle sizes in order to save the costs and achieve more product efficiency. This can be attributed to the high growth of fine size segment. The fine size segment dominates the volume share in the end-use applications while, the growth of coarse size segment is owing to the demand from the cement and agricultural industry.

Which Application of Calcite Accounts for Higher Sales?

The industrial sector holds the leading share in the global Calcite market owing to the increasing demand in new ongoing and upcoming industrial projects across the globe. Some of the leading segments exhibiting high demand are paper and pulp, paints and coatings, polymer and plastics and cement. Of these, the demand from polymer and paints industry is expected to remain considerably high.

Increasing demand for the PVC pipes and other thermoplastic materials has boosted the production of the polymers and plastics owing to which the demand for the calcite is increasing. Besides this, the demand from paper and pulp industry is expected to surge considerably in the coming years. According to FMI, the paper and pulp industry will remain the dominant application segment through the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The calcite market is a moderately competitive. There is ample focus on strong research and development activities. Companies operating in the calcite market are aiming at strategic collaborations with end users and regional distributors to address the requirements of an expanding customer base.

  • For instance, Omya International AG and Idwala Industrial Holdings Ltd. have entered into a joint venture in South Africa. The joint venture is intended at enabling access to the broad portfolio of calcium carbonate and specialty chemical products

Some of the leading companies operating in the market are:

  • Imerys S. A.
  • Omya AG
  • J. M. Huber Corporation
  • Minerals Technologies Inc
  • Gulshan Polyol Ltd.
  • ASEC Company for Mining
  • Esen Mikronize A.S
  • Wolkem India Ltd.
  • Shandong CITIC Calcium Industry Co.,Ltd.
  • Columbia River Carbonates
  •  Jay Minerals
  • Golden Lime Public Co.
  •  Ltd., Longcliffe Quarries Ltd.
  •  Vietnam CMT Joint Stock Company
  •  Mississippi Lime Company

*The list is not exhaustive, and only for representational purposes. Full competitive intelligence with SWOT analysis available in the report.

Scope of the Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

USD Million for Value and Kilotons for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Pacific, Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, ASEAN,  Australia & New Zealand, Turkey, Northern Africa, South Africa

Key Segments Covered

Type, Size, Application, and Region.

Key Companies Profiled

  • Imerys S. A.
  • Omya AG
  • J. M. Huber Corporation
  • Minerals Technologies Inc
  • Gulshan Polyol Ltd.
  • ASEC Company for Mining
  • Esen Mikronize A.S
  • Wolkem India Ltd.

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, Brand Share Analysis, Competition Intelligence, DROT analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Key Questions Answered in the Report

  • Which is the most lucrative market for Calcite?

    China currently leads the global market for calcite. Sales in China will be over 15% of total demand throughout the forecast period.

  • Which are the top-selling Calcite type?

    GCC or ground calcium carbonate currently leads the calcite market as the most preferred type. It is expected to remain dominant through the forecast period due to applications across diverse industries such as polymer and plastic.

  • Which industry exhibits high Calcite application?

    The paper and pulp industry has been exhibiting considerably high demand for calcite. It will continue accounting for maximum application through 2031.

  • Which are some of the leading companies providing Calcite?

    Some of the leading companies manufacturing Calcite are Imerys S. A., Omya AG, J. M. Huber Corporation, Minerals Technologies Inc. and Gulshan Polyol, etc.

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Calcite Market

By Type

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

By Size

  • Fine
  • Coarse

By Application

  • Paper & Pulp
  • Polymer & plastic
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Cement
  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Agriculture
  • Other

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • South Asia & Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • China
  • Japan
  • India

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