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TABLE 8
NATURAL GRAPHITE: ESTIMATED WORLD PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY1, 2
(Metric tons)
 
Country3   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013  
Austria 750 4 420 4 925 4 219 r, 4 500
Brazil, marketable 59,425 4 92,364 4 105,188 4 88,100 r, 4 95,000 p
Canada 15,000 20,000 25,000 24,000 r 20,000
China 450,000 700,000 800,000 820,000 r 750,000
India, run-of-mine5 130,000 140,000 150,000 160,000 170,000
Korea, North 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000
Korea, Republic of 48 r 34 r -- -- --
Madagascar 3,437 4, 6 3,783 4, 6 3,573 4, 6 2,885 r, 4, 6 4,300
Mexico, amorphous4 5,105 r 6,628 7,348 7,520 r 7,148
Norway 4,562 4 6,270 7,789 r, 4 6,992 r, 4 1,500
Romania 20,000 7,000 -- -- --
Russia 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000
Sri Lanka 3,171 4 3,437 4 3,500 3,600 3,700
Turkey, run-of-mine7 2,400 4 -- 4 17,265 r, 4 -- r 5,300
Ukraine 5,500 6,000 6,000 5,800 r 5,800
Zimbabwe 2,463 4 4,000 r 7,000 r 6,000 4,000
Total   746,000 r 1,030,000 r 1,180,000 r 1,170,000   1,110,000  
pPreliminary. rRevised. -- Zero.
1World totals and estimated data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Includes data available through May 6, 2014.
3In addition to the countries listed, Uzbekistan is thought to produce graphite, but information is inadequate to make reliable-
estimates of output.
4Reported figure.
5Indiaʼs marketable production is 10% to 20% of run-of-mine production.
6Reported exports.
7Turkeyʼs 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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