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TABLE 8
GRAPHITE: ESTIMATED WORLD PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY 1, 2
(Metric tons)
 
Country   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010  
Austria -- -- 250 750 1,000
Brazil, marketable 76,194 3 77,163 3 76,200 r, 3 76,200 76,000 p-
Canada 28,000 28,000 27,000 25,000 25,000
China 720,000 800,000 650,000 r 450,000 r 600,000
Czech Republic 5,000 3,000 3,000 -- --
India, run-of-mine4 120,000 130,000 140,000 130,000 140,000
Korea, North 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000
Korea, Republic of 68 3 52 3 73 r, 3 48 r 50
Madagascar 4,857 3 5,421 r 5,000 e 5,000 5,000
Mexico, amorphous 12,500 12,500 7,229 r, 3 5,011 3 6,759
Norway 2,300 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Romania -- -- -- 20,000 r 20,000
Sri Lanka 5,756 r, 3 9,593 6,615 r 7,000 r 8,000
Sweden 800 800 800 800 700
Turkey, run-of-mine5 -- r, 3 400 3,236 r, 3 2,400 r, 3 3,000
Ukraine 5,800 r 5,800 5,800 5,500 r 5,800
Uzbekistan 60 60 60 60 60
Zimbabwe 6,588 3 5,418 r, 3 5,134 r, 3 2,463 r, 3 2,000
Total   1,020,000   1,110,000   962,000 r 762,000 r 925,000  
pPreliminary. rRevised. -- Zero.
1World totals and estimated data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Table includes data available through May 4, 2011.
3Reported figure.
4Indian marketable production is 10% to 20% of run-of-mine production.
5Turkish marketable production averages approximately 5% of run-of-mine production. Almost all is for domestic-
consumption.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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