Statistics and information on the worldwide supply of, demand for, and flow of the mineral commodity lime
Lime is an important chemical with numerous chemical, industrial, and environmental uses in the United States. It was primarily a construction commodity until the rapid growth of the chemical process industries at the beginning of the 20th century. At the beginning of the 20th century, more than 80% of the lime consumed in the United States went for construction uses, but currently more than 90% is being consumed for chemical and industrial uses.
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