Global Calcium Carbonate Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Commercial Grade (Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC), Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC)), By Industry (Construction, Agriculture, Paper, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Sep 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061613832
  • Pages : 158

The calcium carbonate market is projected to witness a compound annual growth rate of 4.26%, growing to US$4.634 billion by 2028 from US$3.461 billion in 2021.

Calcium carbonate has a variety of applications, including toothpaste, paint, and cement. Increasing demand for paper from packaging applications and hygiene-related products such as tissue paper is a major growth driver for the market.

Increasing demand from the paper industry is a key driver of the calcium carbonate market. 

Calcium carbonate is widely used in the paper mill as a filler material in alkaline papermaking. Growing demand for brighter and bulkier paper is the key driver for calcium carbonate in the paper industry. In the paper industry, it is valued worldwide for its high brightness and light scattering characteristics, and it is used as an inexpensive filler to make bright opaque paper. Additionally, countries like China, India, Canada, the United States, and European Union nations banning single-use plastic packaging products is driving the demand for paper for packaging solutions in grocery stores, food delivery systems, clothing stores, and others, thus, positively impacting the demand of calcium carbonate in paper end-user industry.

The continuous spending in the housing and residential sector is also expected to drive market growth as calcium carbonate is an essential raw material for producing paints and other construction materials. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Census Bureau, around 50% of construction spending in the United States is generated from the housing sector. In February 2023, US$1.8 trillion was spent on construction, of which US$852 billion was spent in the housing and residential sector. Therefore, with an increase in the demand for paper and plastics around the world as well as exponential growth being experienced by the construction industry, the demand for calcium carbonate is estimated to grow significantly during the forecast period.

The food and pharmaceutical products industry is witnessing an upswing in the demand for calcium carbonate.

Calcium carbonate is a common additive in the industry of pharmaceuticals. It is used as an active ingredient and as a dietary supplement when the amount of calcium in a diet is insufficient. The Cleveland Clinic suggests that an adult's daily calcium requirement falls within 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams. Calcium carbonate supplements, on the other hand, can deliver 500 to 600 milligrams of calcium per tablet.

Moreover, the growing demand for cosmetics and personal care products is also expected to drive the calcium carbonate demand as it is used as a filler and buffering agent in various cosmetics and personal care products. In recent years, there has been a growing demand for natural and organic personal care products, which has led to an increase in the use of calcium carbonate in this segment. For instance, in 2020, L'Oreal, a French cosmetics company, launched a new skincare product range that contains calcium carbonate as a key ingredient. As a result, these new product launches will result in market expansion.

Paints & coatings, adhesives & sealants, and paper manufacturing are key sectors boosting the North American calcium carbonate market. 

The North American calcium carbonate market has been segmented into the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The USA market is expected to grow due to growing demand for calcium carbonate in the paper and pulp industry, increasing use in the construction sector for applications like cement and concrete, and the expanding utilization of calcium carbonate in industries like plastics, paints, and coatings due to its properties as a filler and pigment. Additionally, the rising adoption of calcium carbonate in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries further contributes to its market growth in the USA. Paper is expected to account for a major market share during the forecast period as the U.S. is amongst the world's prominent paper manufacturers. According to the American Forest & Paper Association, the U.S. paper and wood products industry recorded high levels of tissue production in February and March of 2020.

The Asia Pacific calcium carbonate market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to the increasing use of plastics for various applications in packaging, automotive, construction, electrical & electronics, and other industries. The growing use of plastics in these industries for multiple purposes, such as decreasing costs in packaging and construction industries, reducing weight in automotive parts, and as an insulator in electronic products, is driving the demand for calcium carbonate in the region.

Market Developments:

  • In March 2020, Omya, which is a globally renowned producer of mineral ingredients, reported that it had developed a natural source of calcium with properties of very fine particles to enhance powdered infant products comprising ready-to-use infant drinks, as well as biscuits and cereals intended for smaller children. Omya Calcipur is a product that offers two types of natural calcium carbonate particles, namely 95-KP and 115-KP.
  • In March 2020, Anglo Pacific Group PLC announced entering into a financing agreement with Incoa Performance Minerals LLC to fund the construction of a calcium carbonate mine and associated infrastructure in the Dominican Republic.

Global Calcium Carbonate Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021 US$3.461 billion
Market Size Value in 2028 US$4.634 billion
Growth Rate CAGR of 4.26% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Commercial Grade, Industry, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered Imerys, Omya AG, Minerals Technologies Inc., Huber Engineered Materials (part of J.M. Huber Corporation), Carmeuse Coordination Center SA, Sibelco, Excalibar Minerals (Newpark Resources Inc.), Calcinor, Maruo Calcium Co., Ltd., Mississippi Lime Company, Solvay, Chu Shin Chemical Corporation Limited, Lime Chemicals Ltd., ACCM, Mewar Microns
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation:

  • By Commercial Grade
    • Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC)
    • Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC)
  • By Industry
    • Construction
    • Agriculture
    • Paper
    • Food & Beverage
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Australia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global calcium carbonate market was valued at US$3.461 billion in 2021.
The calcium carbonate market is projected to reach a total market size of US$4.634 billion by 2028.
The global calcium carbonate market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.26% over the forecast period.
Increasing demand for paper from packaging applications and hygiene-related products such as tissue paper is a major growth driver for the calcium carbonate market.
The North American region is predicted to hold a substantial share of the calcium carbonate market owing to the high demand from industries such as paints & coatings, adhesives & sealants, and paper manufacturing.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC)

5.3. Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC)


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Construction

6.3. Agriculture

6.4. Paper

6.5. Food & Beverage

6.6. Pharmaceutical

6.7. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America 

7.2.1. By Commercial Grade

7.2.2. By Industry

7.2.3. By Country United States Canada Mexico

7.3. South America 

7.3.1. By Commercial Grade

7.3.2. By Industry

7.3.3. By Country Brazil Argentina Others

7.4. Europe 

7.4.1. By Commercial Grade

7.4.2. By Industry

7.4.3. By Country United Kingdom Germany France Spain Others

7.5.  Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. By Commercial Grade

7.5.2. By Industry

7.5.3. By Country UAE Israel Saudi Arabia Others

7.6.  Asia Pacific 

7.6.1. By Commercial Grade

7.6.2. By Industry

7.6.3. By Country Japan China India South Korea Indonesia Thailand Australia Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9.1. Imerys

9.2. Omya AG 

9.3. Minerals Technologies Inc. 

9.4. Huber Engineered Materials (part of J.M. Huber Corporation)

9.5. Carmeuse Coordination Center SA 

9.6. Sibelco 

9.7. Excalibar Minerals (Newpark Resources Inc.)

9.8. Calcinor 

9.9. Maruo Calcium Co., Ltd. 

9.10. Mississippi Lime Company

9.11. Solvay

9.12. Chu Shin Chemical Corporation Limited

9.13. Lime Chemicals Ltd.

9.14. ACCM

9.15. Mewar Microns


Omya AG 

Minerals Technologies Inc. 

Huber Engineered Materials (part of J.M. Huber Corporation)

Carmeuse Coordination Center SA 


Excalibar Minerals (Newpark Resources Inc.)


Maruo Calcium Co., Ltd. 

Mississippi Lime Company


Chu Shin Chemical Corporation Limited

Lime Chemicals Ltd.


Mewar Microns