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TABLE 1
SALIENT MAGNESIUM STATISTICS1
(Metric tons unless otherwise specified)
 
        2007   2008   2009   2010   2011
United States:  
Production:  
Primary magnesium     W   W   W   W   W
Secondary magnesium     89,300   88,400   68,600   71,800 r 74,900
Exports     14,800   14,400   19,600   14,800   12,300
Imports for consumption     71,800   83,300   47,300   52,700   48,400
Consumption, primary     72,200   64,500   50,900   55,700   59,300
Yearend stocks, producer     W   W   W   W   W
Price2 dollars per pound   2.00-2.50   3.05-3.25   2.20-2.40   2.35-2.50   2.05-2.20
World, primary productione-     751,000   670,000   598,000   755,000 r 771,000
eEstimated. rRevised. W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits.
2Source: Platts Metals Week.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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