Limestone Production in Major Markets to Exceed 604.6 Million Metric Tons by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on limestone market. Limestone production in major markets, including Japan, Spain and Italy is projected to exceed 604.6 billion metric tons by the year 2015. This is primarily driven by its consumption in cement industry, and exterior and interior decorations due to its ruggedness and widespread utility in households.

Limestone: A Global Strategic Business Report

Limestone, often referred to as world's most versatile mineral, is an important raw material for various industries. Limestone has a broad variety of applications and is primarily used in construction activities, mainly as crushed rock aggregate. The material can be used in the original mined form or processed into a broad variety of usable products. The use of limestone in construction is universal. Limestone is the basic material for a wide variety of construction, industrial, agricultural, and environmental materials.

Limestone industry is comprehensively guided by production factors, strategy, positioning, and policies. In addition, some related aspects significantly impact limestone-mining operators. Growth of the industry largely relies on the development of end-consumer markets as well as growth in the economy. Additionally, external factors including energy, maintenance and transport costs remain a key concern to producers. Factors including recycling, regenerating, re-use, substitutes products such as fly-ash significantly impede the development of the limestone industry in end-use areas such as water treatment, pelletizing, chemical production and some non-ferrous applications.

Key players profiled in the report include Adelaide Brighton Ltd., Atlantic Minerals Limited, Buechel Stone Corp., Carmeuse Lime & Stone Inc., Continental Lime Ltd., Elliott Stone Company Inc., Fels-Werke GmbH, Graymont Limited, Independent Limestone Company LLC, Indiana Limestone Company Inc., LWB Refractories Company, Mississippi Lime Company, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Nittetsu Mining Co. Ltd., Schaefer Kalk GmbH & Co KG, Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co. Ltd., Taiheiyo Cement Group, Tarmac Buxton Lime, Todaka Mining Co. Ltd., and UBE Industries Ltd..

The report titled "Limestone: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, product overview, competitive scenario, product introductions, and recent industry activity. The study analyzes market data and analytics in terms of production volume for regions including the United States, Japan, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Armenia, Australia, South Korea, India, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a reputed publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company is globally recognized as one of the world's largest market research publishers. The company employs over 800 people worldwide and publishes more than 1100 full-scale research reports each year. Additionally, the company also offers thousands of smaller research products including company reports, market trend reports, and industry reports encompassing all major industries worldwide.

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