Calcium Carbonate Market Size & Share Global Analysis Report, 2024-2032
Calcium Carbonate Market Size & Share Global Analysis Report, 2024-2032

Calcium Carbonate Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Application (Paper, Paints & Coatings, Plastics, Adhesives & Sealants, and Others); By Product Type; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032

  • Published Date:Jan-2024
  • Pages: 119
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM3305
  • Base Year: 2023
  • Historical Data: 2019-2022

Report Outlook

The global calcium carbonate market was valued at USD 47.04 billion in 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period. Rising demand for paper and packaging applications and high prevalence for various hygiene-related products like tissue paper along with the increasing adoption of the product from several industrial sector including paints & coatings, paper manufacturing, adhesives, and sealants, in which calcium carbonate is used in larger amount are primary factors expected to fuel the demand and growth of the global market.

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Moreover, the rapidly increasing food consumption and economic upticks especially in the developing nations like India and China and focus on major market players on introducing new products and expanding their market reach by implementing on several development strategies is fueling the calcium carbonate market growth.

For instance, in January 2023, Holcim, announced the acquisition of Nicem, a global leader in ground calcium carbonate in Italy. The new acquisition of Nicem will help in advancing Holcim’s Strategy 2025 and accelerating the green growth and to become the leader in innovating and sustainable building solutions.

Moreover, the strong production volume of various products including plastics, rubber, cement, ceramics, and paint & coatings especially in APAC countries like China and India has resulted in significant growth in the demand for calcium carbonate. There has been a rise in the popularity of districts for wide range of applications in bundling, development, electrical & gadgets, car, and others and growing use of plastics to reduce the bundling and development costs and lessening the car parts weight is positively impacting the market.

Outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the growth of market. Deadly coronavirus across the globe has forced governments of several countries to take necessary actions such as lockdown and restriction on trade activities, which has resulted in temporary closure of the manufacturing facilities & further disruptions in the supply chain network. The construction industry were also halted during the pandemic due to lack of raw materials and shortage of labor, that directly affected the demand for calcium carbonate.

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Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
Increasing usage of product in the agriculture sector, as it is one of the major components of limestone and is being widely used as a mineral to balance the acidity of soil and efficiently deliver the calcium to plants for complete nutrition, is the major factors driving the global market growth. Also, the numerous favorable properties of calcium carbonate and boost in the plastics and polymer production industries worldwide are some other factors positively influencing the market growth.

Furthermore, the upsurge in the need and demand for bathroom countertops, marble flooring, and kitchen tabletop and growing use of marbles to showcase the beauty in numerous patterns and colors along with the significant rise in the investments in construction industry through both government and private sector will further create lucrative growth opportunities for the market. 

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented based on application, product type, and region.

By Application

By Product Type

By Region

  • Paper
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Plastics
  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Others
  • Ground Calcium Carbonate
  • Precipitated Calcium Carbonate


  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia. South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, South Africa)

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Paper segment accounted for the largest market share in 2022

The segment is mainly driven wide utilization of calcium carbonate in the paper pulp as a filler or applied as a coating pigment and it further enhances the opacity and brightness of the paper. It is a type of mineral filler, that substantially reduces the production cost of paper, as minerals are comparatively much easier to be dried as compared to fibers, if further helps in reducing the cost of several types of basic materials, which in turn, is propelling the demand and need for the product in the segment over the next coming years. For instance, the total paper consumption in India is estimated to witness a significant growth rate of 6 to 7 percent and likely to reach over 30 million tonnes by the end of financial year 2026-27.

Paints & coatings segment is expected to expand at considerable growth rate over the coming years, on account on continuously growing usage of product in the industry as an agent for mitigating or enhancing gloss, as an extender, and also as an additive to boost the density of the product. The calcium carbonate is widely taken into use for the manufacturing of emulsion paint and powder coatings and helps in enhancing the workability features of the paint due to its ideal distribution and high whiteness.

Precipitated calcium carbonate segment is anticipated to witness highest growth

The rising growth of the segment market can be largely attributed to its widespread use in numerous industrial applications including polymers, paper, and healthcare among others due to its ability to easily achieve the small particle sizes and unique crystal shapes and allowing the formulation of various types of high dosage calcium supplements and multi-vitamin tablets. Moreover, it also offers several other advantages including the possibility of producing several different crystalline forms that quickly adapt to each application to the properties.

Ground calcium carbonate segment held the significant market share, which is mainly driven by its growing adoption across the globe to neutralize the combustion vapors or increases the pH in the water and soils because of its antacid properties, and have gained significant traction and popularity in the building & construction industry as a building material in its own right and also as a major ingredient of cement. Ground calcium carbonate is also being considered as an additive in the manufacturing of pesticides and poultry food, which in turn, has propelled the product demand in the agricultural sector worldwide.

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Asia Pacific region dominated the global market in 2022

The Asia Pacific region dominated the global market, and is anticipated to maintain its dominance over the projected period. The growth of the regional market is highly attributable to continuous rise in the infrastructure development activities and growing investments to support the manufacturing sector across various domains especially in emerging economies like China, India, and Indonesia. Moreover, China is the world’s largest producer of pulp and paper due to large presence of forest reserve in the country that amounts of nearly 22.5% of total land area.

North America region is expected to be the fastest growing region during the forecast period, owing to extensive rise in the demand for several end-use products and growth in end-use industries like food & beverages, consumer goods, cosmetics, and packaging coupled with high consumer spending capacity of quality products in the region. Moreover, major countries across the region are engaging in the expansion of their production capacity to expand their geographical presence to meet the rising demand for calcium carbonate across the globe.

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Competitive Insight

Some of the major players operating in the global market include Blue Mountain Minerals, GCCP Resources, Greer Limestone Company, ILC Resources, J.M. Huber Corporation, Midwest Calcium Carbonate, Mineral Technologies, Mountain Minerals, Parchem Fine & Specialty Chemicals, United States Lime & Materials, NALC LLC, Gulshan Polyols, AGSCO Corporation, and Carmeuse Lime & Stone Company.

Recent Developments

  • In April 2022, Imerys, announced the expansion of its production capacity of calcium carbonate at Sylacauga plant, North America. This investment is a part of company three-year plant to support the increasing need and demand for ground calcium carbonate products, and the investment is mainly designed to expand the manufacturing capacity and enhance the current operational reliability.
  • In December 2022, Junlebao, a leading dairy firm in China, announced the launch of its new milk powder targeted which supports the calcium absorption in old and middle-aged consumers. The product is mainly developed and introduced to the market to improve the bio-accessibility and bioavailability.           

Calcium Carbonate Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 50.08 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 84.11 billion


6.7% from 2024– 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019– 2022

Forecast period

2024– 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments covered

By Application, By Product Type, By Region

Regional scope

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

Key companies

Blue Mountain Minerals, GCCP Resources, Greer Limestone Company, ILC Resources, J.M. Huber Corporation, Midwest Calcium Carbonate, Mineral Technologies, Mountain Minerals Inc., Parchem Fine & Specialty Chemicals, United States Lime & Materials Inc., NALC LLC, Gulshan Polyols Ltd., AGSCO Corporation, and Carmeuse Lime & Stone Company.


The global calcium carbonate market size is expected to reach USD 84.11 billion by 2032.

Key players in the calcium carbonate market are Blue Mountain Minerals, GCCP Resources, Greer Limestone Company, ILC Resources, J.M. Huber Corporation, Midwest Calcium Carbonate.

Asia Pacific contribute notably towards the global calcium carbonate market.

The global calcium carbonate market expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period.

The calcium carbonate market report covering key segments are application, product type, and region.