National Minerals Information Center

Lime Statistics and Information

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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Lori Apodaca

USGS Mineral Commodity Specialist
Commodity Statistics and Information
Phone: 703-648-7724

Joyce Ober

Supervisory Mineral Commodity Specialist
Phone: 703-648-7717