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U.S. Consumption Of Primary Magnesium, By Use

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TABLE 3
U.S. CONSUMPTION OF PRIMARY MAGNESIUM, BY USE1
(Metric tons)
 
Use   2012   2013
For structural products:
Castings:
Die 10,100 9,850
Permanent mold 186 296
Sand 475 683
Wrought products2 1,920   2,240
Total 12,700   13,100
For distributive or sacrificial purposes:
Aluminum alloys 23,500 24,400
Cathodic protection (anodes) 921 1,090
Iron and steel desulfurization 8,120 8,170
Nodular iron 472 626
Reducing agent for titanium, zirconium, hafnium, uranium, beryllium 24,100 19,300
Other3 2,100 r 1,860
Total 59,200   55,500
Grand total   71,900   68,500
rRevised.
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Includes sheet and plate and forgings.
3Includes chemicals and scavenger, deoxidizer, and powder.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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