Lime Market in China
In value terms, lime production reduced modestly to $ in estimated in export price. Overall, production saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when the production volume increased by %. Lime production peaked at $ in 2014; however, from 2015 to , production remained at a lower figure.
The size of the lime market in China amounted to $ in , remaining constant against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Overall, consumption, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. Lime consumption peaked at $ in 2014; however, from 2015 to , consumption failed to regain momentum.