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Global demand for lime is forecast to reach 79.1 billion tonnes in 2016. The market has been expanding strongly as average annual growth was nearly 20% between 2005 and 2011. However, the market expansion is expected to slow to 6% in the coming years. Currently, the industry is dominated by quicklime which covers nearly 78% of the demand while slaked lime has 19% and hydraulic lime only 3% share of the market.