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TABLE 5
LIME PRICES1
    2010   2011
Dollars per Dollars per Dollars per Dollars per
Type   metric ton   short ton2   metric ton   short ton2
Sold and used:
Quicklime 103.70 r 94.10 r 107.90 97.90
Hydrate 124.70 r 113.10 r 130.90 118.70
Average all types3 107.00 r 97.10 r 111.50   101.10
Sold:              
High-calcium quicklime 100.80 r 91.40 r 104.70 95.00
Dolomitic quicklime 113.00 r 102.50 r 117.80   106.80
Average quicklime 102.70 r 93.20 r 106.80 96.90
High-calcium hydrate 122.80 r 111.40 r 129.80   117.80
Dolomitic hydrate 139.30 - 126.40 r 142.20 - 129.00
Average hydrate 124.60 - 113.00 - 131.10 118.90
Average all types3   105.80 r 96.00 r 110.10   99.90
rRevised.
1Average value per ton, on a free-on-board-plant basis, including cost of containers.
2Unit values in metric and short tons were rounded independently.
3Includes dead-burned dolomite.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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