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TABLE 7
BARITE: WORLD PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY1, 2
(Metric tons)
 
Country-   2006   2007   2008   2009e   2010e  
Algeria 64,787 63,098 60,088 38,000 r, 3 60,000
Argentina 6,276 37,979 3,170 3,416 r, 3 3,200
Australiae 21,000 16,000 21,000 r 20,000 r- 21,000
Bolivia 8,943 8,245 10,900 2,069 r, 3 7,845 3
Brazil, beneficiated 19,151 13,311 23,276 r 38,550 r 40,000
Bulgariae, 4 74,500 51,000 40,000 14,300 15,000
Burma 2,930 6,813 5,679 7,623 3 8,975 3
Canada 20,000 9,000 12,000 15,000 22,000 p
Chinae 4,400,000 4,400,000 4,600,000 3,000,000 4,000,000
Francee- 30,000 -- -- -- --
Germany 85,524 72,555 r 78,941 45,606 r, 3 50,000
Indiae 950,000 1,000,000 1,100,000 1,200,000 1,100,000
Irane, 5 230,000 r 249,495 3 226,590 r, 3 240,000 r 200,000
Italye 5,000 5,000 5,000 3,500 3,500
Kazakhstan4 120,000 r 130,000 r 170,000 r 170,000 r 200,000
Laose 29,000 29,000 29,000 29,000 29,000
Mexico 206,106 185,921 140,066 151,791 3 134,493 3
Morocco4 525,000 r 500,000 r 590,000 r 520,000 r 650,000
Nigeriae, 6 6,300 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Pakistan 45,169 48,044 r 48,000 r 49,000 r 49,000
Peru 23,800 27,369 42,660 27,875 3 81,087 3
Russiae 63,000 63,000 63,000 63,000 60,000
Slovakia, concentrate 16,000 11,000 12,950 8,000 r 10,000
Spain 45,000 35,000 -- -- --
Thailand7 4,549 r 8,631 9,180 51,895 r, 3 52,000
Turkey 161,993 184,041 482,740 r 213,187 r, 3 250,000
United Kingdome 50,000 55,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
United States8 589,000 455,000 648,000 383,000 3 662,000 3
Vietname 100,000 r 120,000 r 90,000 r 75,000 r 85,000
Other9 4,708 2,118 r 3,434 r 3,117 r, 3 3,157 3
Total   7,910,000 r 7,790,000 r 8,570,000 r 6,430,000 r 7,850,000  
eEstimated. pPreliminary. rRevised. -- Zero.
1World totals, U.S. data, and estimated data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Table includes data available through June 23, 2011.
3Reported figure.
4Estimated marketable production, may differ from reported production data.
5Data are for fiscal year beginning March 21 of that stated.
6Considerably more barite is produced, but it is considered to be commercially unusable.
7Data for- 2006-09 reported by Thailand Department of Primary Industries and Mines, data for 2010 from USGS.
8Crude barite sold or used by producers.
9Includes Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Guatemala, and Poland.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

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