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TABLE 2
DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION OF IODINE, BY PRODUCT1, 2
 
    2012   2013
Number Quantity Number Quantity
Product   of plants   (metric tons)   of plants   (metric tons)
Inorganic compounds:
Ammonium iodide 1 -- -- --
Crude iodine 1 171 1 147
Hydriodic acid 3 201 2 160
Potassium iodate 3 45 3 51
Potassium iodide 3 648 3 638
Resublimed iodine 6 87 5 43
Sodium iodide 3 40 3 60
Miscellaneous iodate and iodides3 1 96 1 88
Other inorganic compounds 4 592 4 537
Total XX 4 1,880   XX 4 1,720
Organic compounds:
Ethylenediamine dihydroiodide 2 192 1 150
Povidine-iodine (iodophors) 3 386 3 179
Other organic compounds5 9 2,430 6 1,970
Total XX 4 3,000   XX 4 2,300
Grand total XX 4,880   XX 4,020
XX Not applicable. -- Zero.
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Reported by voluntary response to the U.S. Geological Survey from a survey of domestic establishments.
3Includes ammonium iodide, calcium iodate, and cuprous iodide.
4Nonadditive because some plants produce more than one product concurrently.
5Includes methyl and (or) ethyl iodide and other unspecified products.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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