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TABLE 7
U.S. IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION OF LIME, BY TYPE1
(Metric tons and dollars)
    2012   2013
Type and country   Quantity   Value2   Quantity   Value2
Calcined dolomite:
Canada 51,600 8,350,000 - 21,400 4,750,000
Italy 818 169,000 133 106,000
Mexico 203 34,400 -- --
Other 14 - 62,100 - 25 17,800
Total 52,600   8,620,000   21,500   4,880,000
Hydraulic lime:              
Canada 91 10,500 5 6,190
China -- -- 957 666,000
Dominican Republic -- -- 97 33,600
France 224 166,000 206 150,000
Germany 99 36,600 17 6,520
Italy -- -- 19 11,300
Netherlands (3) - 2,630 - -- --
Total 414   215,000   1,300   874,000
Quicklime:              
Canada 359,000 48,500,000 314,000 46,100,000
Dominican Republic 484 196,000 185 84,500
Malaysia 22 10,600 -- --
Mexico 2,870 498,000 3,090 594,000
Switzerland 20 5,130 100 47,500
United Kingdom 3 24,800 2 13,000
Other 387 r 340,000 r 340 337,000
Total 363,000   49,500,000   318,000   47,200,000
Slaked lime, hydrate:
Belgium 385 241,000 551 296,000
Canada 35,500 - 6,100,000 36,400 7,430,000
France 52 88,400 43 72,500
Germany 51 137,000 38 126,000
Japan 74 76,300 56 71,500
Mexico 14,700 2,700,000 15,000 2,620,000
Netherlands 481 249,000 384 195,000
United Kingdom 73 92,100 101 141,000
Other 563 r 469,000 r 773   528,000
Total 51,500   9,920,000 52,800   11,200,000
Grand total   468,000   68,300,000   394,000   64,100,000
rRevised. -- Zero.
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to-
totals shown.
2Cost, insurance, and freight valuation.
3Less than - unit.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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