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U.S. IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION OF ASBESTOS FIBERS, BY TYPE AND ORIGIN1
 
Canada Brazil South Africa   Total
Quantity Value2 Quantity Value2 Quantity Value2 Quantity Value2
Type   (metric tons)   (thousands)   (metric tons)   (thousands)   (metric tons)   (thousands)   (metric tons)   (thousands)
2010:
Chrysotile:
Crude 234 $204 -- -- -- -- 234 $204
Milled, grade 4 177 307 13 $46 -- -- 190 353
All other 374 145 -- -- -- -- 374 145
Other, unspecified asbestos type 246   119 --   --   --   --   246   119
Total 1,030   775   13   46   --   --   1,040   821
2011:
Amosite3 40 33 -- -- -- -- 40 33
Chrysotile:
Crude 142 125 -- -- -- -- 142 125
Milled, grade 4 49 60 263 446 -- -- 312 507
All other 613 408 -- -- -- -- 613 408
Other, unspecified asbestos type 59   18   --   -- 12 $6 71 24
Total   903   644   263   446   12   6   1,180   1,100
-- Zero.
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2U.S. customs declared value.
3All imported from Canada; likely chrysotile misclassified as amosite.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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