United States Lime Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The United States lime market report analyses the trend, growth, and demand of the lime. The report also offers production, consumption, trade, and pricing analysis of lime in the United States.

Market Snapshot

Market Snapshot 1
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 1.8 %

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Market Overview

The lime production in the United States is expected to register a CAGR of 1.8% during the forecast period. The major lime producing regions in the country are Arizona, California, Florida, etc. The demand for limes has been increasing in the United States is due to its nutrient benefits and other applications such as cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The adverse climate, which is not suitable for lime plant growth is the key market restrainer. Weather conditions like extreme heat and cold do not allow lime cultivation in many regions of the United States.

Scope of the report

Lime is a citrus fruit primarily used for food and cosmetics. The study takes into account the commercial lime fruit as a commodity and presents the major developments in the U.S lime market. This report presents a detailed analysis of production, consumption and trade analysis. This report also explores the value chain and future opportunities in the lime market.

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Key Market Trends

Increase in the Lime Consumption

Lime consumption has been increasing for the last few years at an average rate of 1.3 million metric tonnes. Health benefits, nutritive value, and cosmetic uses are the main reasons for increased consumption. Most popular lime varieties in the country are Persian lime and key limes. United states primarily depends on imports to meet its consumption demand as domestic production is very low. A large proportion of Persian lime is imported from Mexico as it is one of the largest producers of Persian lime in the world.

Consumption Volume in Million Metric tonnes, United States, 2016 - 2018

Mexico is the Major Lime Supplier to the United States

The United States lime market is primarily dependent on imports. It imported 0.8 million tonnes of lime in 2019, worth a value of USD 691 million. The key reason for importing is low domestic production due to limited adaptable agro-climatic zones. Mexico is the major supplier of lime with a 78.4% share of the total United States imports in 2019. Chile, Argentina, and Columbia are the minor lime exporters to the United States with 11.9%, 4.7%, and 1.8% share.

Lime Exporting Countries, Revenue Share, By Percentage, 2019

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

    5. 4.5 Value Chain Analysis


    1. 5.1 Production Analysis

    2. 5.2 Consumption Analysis and Market Value

    3. 5.3 Import Market Analysis (Volume and Value)

    4. 5.4 Export Market Analysis (Volume and Value)

    5. 5.5 Price Trend Analysis


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The United States Lime Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The United States Lime Market is growing at a CAGR of 1.8% over the next 5 years.

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