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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook metals, minerals, and fuels 1972
Year 1972, Volume 1 (1972)

Reed, Avery H.
Lime,   pp. 727-734 PDF (671.6 KB)


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Country '  1970 1971 1972 P 
North America: 
Canada                                            Costa Rica            
r 1,648 11 
1,519 
12 
1,606 
13 
Guatemala                                          
24 
e25 
e25 
Puerto Rico                                         
41 
44 
42 
 UnitedStates(soldorusedbyproducers)                     
South America: 
19,747 
19,591 
20,290 
Brazile                                             
Colombiae                                          
Paraguay                                           
Peru                                               
1,800 
1,100 
 23 
 11 
2,200 
1,100 
 26 
e Jj 
2,200 
1,100 
 26 
eli 
Uruguay                                            
67 
53 
e55 
Europe: 
 Austria'                                            
820 
741 
788 
Belgium                                            
Bulgaria                                            
Czechoslovakia3                                       
Denmark                                            
3,187 
1,036 
2,368 
197 
3,311 
el,047 2,485 
 197 
3,168 
el,047 e2,590 
e 198 
Finland                                             
France                                             
Germany, East                                        
Germany, West                                       
Hungary                                            
Ireland                                             
254 
4,819 
2,946 
11,812 
 719 
65 
 254 , e4,900 
3,097 
11,641 
 671 
 60 
 259 
e4,900 e3,20() 
12,031 
e661 
 55 
Italy                                               
Norway                                             
Poland                                             
Portugal                                            
Romania                                            
Spain                                              
Sweden                                             
e6,400 
' 105 3,875 
233 
2,217 
' 451 
 897 
4,630 e 105 
4,142 e243 
2,481 e 550 907 
e4,400 
e 105 
4,456 
e243 
e2,535 0550 
e915 
Switzerland                                          
160 
157 
165 
 U.S.S.R.e                                            
 Yugoslavia                                          
Africa: 
23,700 
1,662 
23,100 
1,755 
24,300 
1,888 
Algeriae                                            
Ethiopia (including Eritrea)  
South Africa, Republic of (sales)  
Tanzania                                            
22 
20 
r 1,189 
7 
 22 
 15 
1,205 
 6 
 22 
 19 
1,316 
 ' 4 
Tunisia                                             
183 
183 
187 
Uganda                                            Zambia                
23 
115 
e20 
e 115 
820 
e 115 
Asia: 
Cyprus                                        India                     
r 87 
508 
118 
590 
132 
373 
Irane                                         Israel                    
1,100 
143 
1,100 
198 
1,100 
198 
Japan                                             Jordan                
10,110 
10,934 
11,166 
2 
Kuwait                                             
1 
el 
el 
Lebanon                                            
143 
138 
132 
Mongoliae                                           
Philippines                                          
SaudiArabia                                         
44 
179 
24 
44 
246 e24 
44 
312 e24 
Taiwan                                             
141 
188 
195 
Oceania: 
Australia'-4                                          
' 231 
254 
259 
Fijilslands                                          
3 
-- 
4 
Total                                              
106,668 
106,456 
109,447 
 Estimate. ~ Preliminary. r Revised. 
' Lime is produced in many other countries besides those listed. Zaire, Mexico,
Nicaragua, Venezuela and United Kingdom are among the more important countries
for which official data are unavailable. 
2 Includes lime for agriculture for 1970, excludes lime for agriculture for
1971 and 1972. 
' Excludes output by small producers. 
 Year ending June 30 of that stated. 
 LIME 733 
third in world lime production, accounting U.S.S.R.—The U.S.S.R. was
the leading for 1 1 % of the world total. Most of the lime producing country
in the world, aclime was consumed in Germany. counting for 22% of the world
total. The 
 Israel.—Even Vesid, Ltd. announced lime was used for construction
(51 %) , iron plans for a 200-ton-per-day rotary kiln to and steel (25%)
, chemicals (13%) , and be built at Shfeya. sugar (11%). 
Table 9.—Quicklime and hydrated lime, including dead—burned dolomite:
World production by country 
(Thousand short tons) 


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