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U.S. IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION OF NATURAL GRAPHITE, BY COUNTRY1, 2
 
    Crystalline flake   Lump and   Other natural crude;        
and flake dust chippy dust high-purity; expandable Amorphous Total
Quantity Value3 Quantity Value3 Quantity Value3 Quantity Value3 Quantity Value3
Country   (metric tons)   (thousands)   (metric tons)   (thousands)   (metric tons)   (thousands)   (metric tons)   (thousands)   (metric tons)   (thousands)
2009:
Austria -- -- -- -- 4 $6 -- -- 4 $6
Brazil 989 $1,170 -- -- 1,860 3,030 -- -- 2,850 4,190
Canada 2,150 1,860 -- -- 4,180 8,540 -- -- 6,330 10,400
China 15,100 9,430 -- -- -- -- -- -- 15,100 9,430
Germany -- -- -- -- 72 205 -- -- 72 205
Japan -- -- -- -- 105 1,250 -- -- 105 1,250
Madagascar 899 839 -- -- -- -- -- -- 899 839
Mexico -- -- -- -- -- -- 7,310 $1,820 7,310 1,820
Singapore -- -- -- -- 3 21 -- -- 3 21
Switzerland -- -- -- -- 63 350 -- -- 63 350
Sri Lanka -- -- 134 $189 -- -- -- -- 134 189
United Kingdom -- -- -- -- 173 872 -- -- 173 872
Other -- -- -- -- 5 95 -- -- 5 95
Total 19,200   13,300   134   189   6,460   14,400   7,310   1,820   33,100   29,700
2010:
Austria -- -- -- -- 14 25 -- -- 14 25
Belgium 16 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- 16 13
Brazil 2,420 2,960 -- -- 1,520 2,740 -- -- 3,940 5,700
Canada 3,150 3,830 -- -- 4,960 8,580 -- -- 8,110 12,400
China 39,900 25,900 -- -- -- -- -- -- 39,900 25,900
Germany -- -- -- -- 208 510 -- -- 208 510
India -- -- -- -- 3 11 -- -- 3 11
Japan -- -- -- -- 90 2,210 -- -- 90 2,210
Madagascar 858 738 -- -- -- -- -- -- 858 738
Mexico -- -- -- -- 3 11 11,500 2,950 11,500 2,960
Sri Lanka -- -- 682 1,160 -- -- -- -- 682 1,160
Switzerland -- -- -- -- 4 41 -- -- 4 41
United Kingdom -- -- -- -- 95 491 -- -- 95 491
Other --   --   --   --   2   28   --   --   2   28
Total   46,400   33,400   682   1,160   6,910   14,600   11,500   2,950   65,400   52,100
-- Zero.
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2The information framework from which data for this material were derived originated from U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule base data.
3Customs values.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau; data adjusted by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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