Lime Market in China
In value terms, lime production reduced slightly to $ in estimated in export price. Over the period under review, production recorded a strong expansion. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. As a result, production attained the peak level of $. From 2015 to , production growth failed to regain momentum.
The value of the lime market in China reduced modestly to $ in , dropping by -% 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). Over the period under review, consumption recorded strong growth. Lime consumption peaked at $ in , and then declined slightly in the following year.