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TABLE 5
U.S. EXPORTS OF COBALT, BY COUNTRY1, 2
    Metal3   Oxides and hydroxides   Acetates   -Chlorides   Total
Gross Gross Gross Gross Cobalt
weight Value4 weight Value4 weight Value4 weight Value4 content5 Value4
Country of destination   (metric tons)   (thousands)   (metric tons)   (thousands)   (metric tons)   (thousands)   (metric tons)   (thousands)   (metric tons)   (thousands)
2011 3,060   $96,300   332   $2,700   396   $4,490   7   $102   3,390   $104,000
2012:
Argentina 13 516 (6) 8 -- -- -- -- 14 524
Austria 40 1,300 -- -- -- -- -- -- 40 1,300
Belgium 98 2,070 45 879 117 2,590 -- -- 158 5,540
Brazil 9 398 -- -- -- -- 19 199 14 597
Canada 325 5,780 1 24 -- -- -- -- 326 5,800
China 81 2,320 315 1,090 -- -- (6) 4 308 3,410
France 819 19,300 (6) 5 -- -- -- -- 819 19,300
Germany 224 11,900 (6) 3 -- -- -- -- 224 11,900
Hong Kong 38 1,790 2 67 -- -- -- -- 39 1,860
India 93 3,820 -- -- 57 495 -- -- 107 4,310
Ireland 628 17,400 1 11 -- -- -- -- 628 17,400
Italy 9 515 (6) 5 -- -- -- -- 10 520
Japan 309 10,900 -- -- -- -- -- -- 309 10,900
Korea, Republic of 99 5,110 2 90 6 55 -- -- 102 5,250
Luxembourg 37 2,190 -- -- -- -- -- -- 37 2,190
Mexico 2 144 29 265 25 204 2 30 30 643
Netherlands 134 3,910 (6) 9 -- -- -- -- 134 3,920
Norfolk Island 19 608 -- -- -- -- -- -- 19 608
Saudi Arabia 5 383 -- -- -- -- -- -- 5 383
Singapore 16 1,010 -- -- -- -- -- -- 16 1,010
South Africa 7 318 -- -- -- -- -- -- 7 318
Taiwan 14 721 -- -- -- -- -- -- 14 721
Thailand 12 689 -- -- -- -- -- -- 12 689
Tunisia 7 215 -- -- -- -- -- -- 7 215
United Arab Emirates 5 425 -- -- -- -- -- -- 5 425
United Kingdom 348 11,200 (6) 3 -- -- (6) 6 348 11,200
Other 29 1,420 2 84 -- -- -- -- 30 1,510
Total   3,420   106,000   397   2,540   205   3,350   22   238   3,760   113,000
-- Zero.
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2In addition to the materials listed, the United States exported cobalt ores and concentrates and wrought cobalt and cobalt articles.
3Includes unwrought cobalt, powders, waste and scrap, and mattes and other intermediate products of cobalt metallurgy.
4Free alongside ship value.
5Estimated from gross weights.
6Less than - unit.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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