The demand for hydrated lime in Nigeria is quite high based on its wide rage of applications/uses. the user industries include: agriculture, water treatment, building, tannery, sugar refining, paper and glass, food, breweries, so drink, paint and chemical industries. The bulk demand of hydrated lime in Nigeria is for water treatment in public water supply, so drink bottling, tannery, breweries and food processing. National demand estimate for hydrated lime is in excess of 150,000 metric tonnes per annum. The market information revealed that the bulk of the hydrated lime consumed in Nigeria is imported even though lime is not usually a commodity that is traded internationally. Traditionally, lime has been a low value bulk product that is not shipped over long distances. Federal and state governments are sourcing their hydrated lime requirement for water treatment through local producers and domestic importers of industrial chemicals.