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TABLE 7
U.S. IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION OF LIME, BY TYPE1
(Metric tons and dollars)
    2010   2011
Type   Quantity2   Value3   Quantity2   Value3
Calcined dolomite:
Canada 29,600 4,580,000 67,900 10,500,000
Mexico 13,200 4,470,000 1 5,330
Other 409 292,000 203 184,000
Total 43,200   9,340,000   68,100   10,700,000
Hydraulic lime:              
Canada 31 3,770 104 13,800
France 240 127,000 71 39,000
Other 43 23,900 -- --
Total 314   155,000   175   52,900
Quicklime:              
Canada 340,000 42,400,000 386,000 49,400,000
Colombia 2,010 255,000 -- --
Mexico 4,680 569,000 2,040 390,000
Other 873 482,000 - 744 474,000
Total 348,000   43,700,000   388,000   50,300,000
Slaked lime, hydrate:
Canada 31,500 4,250,000 29,500 3,930,000
Mexico 21,700 3,410,000 24,200 4,030,000
Other 909   728,000   1,470   947,000
Total 54,000   8,390,000 55,100   8,910,000
Grand total   445,000   61,500,000   512,000   69,900,000
-- Zero.
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to-
totals shown.
2To convert metric tons to short tons, multiply metric tons by 1.102.
3Declared cost, insurance, and freight valuation.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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