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TABLE 10
INDUSTRIAL SAND AND GRAVEL (SILICA): WORLD PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY1, 2
(Thousand metric tons)
 
Country3   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010e  
Algeria   NA   254   243   118   84 4
Argentina 446 457 473 364 r 400
Australiae 5,200 5,300 5,300 5,200 5,300
Austria 2,008 1,915 r 2,175 r 1,170 r 939 4
Belgiume 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800
Belizee 11 12 12 12 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina 711 671 702 501 r 600
Brazil, silexe 2 2 2 2 2
Bulgaria 250 551 734 657 r 660
Canada, quartz 2,146 1,987 1,979 1,296 1,171 p, 4
Chile 1,081 1,234 1,401 1,405 1,400
Croatia 140 148 150 e 278 r 241 4
Cubae 9 21 29 16 r 16
Czech Republic, foundry sand 773 850 702 1,364 1,400
Denmark, salese 60 60 60 60 60
Ecuadore 36 4 36 36 36 --
Egypt5 650 e 1,725 1,612 1,342 r 1,757 4
Eritrea 1 r NA r NA r NA r NA
Estonia, industrial sand -- -- -- -- 36 4
Ethiopia6 6 e 6 7 15 r 30
Finland 3,003 2,958 3,160 2,241 2,250
Francee 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
French Guyanae 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Gambia 1,390 e 712 1,065 850 r 897 4
Germany 7,703 8,382 8,186 6,453 7,000
Greece 100 e 100 e 65 38 38
Guatemala 58 68 65 36 62 4
Guyana7 285 715 684 479 652
Hungary, foundry and glass sand 371 r 337 r 320 r 196 r 180 4
Icelande 4 4 4 4 4
Indiae 1,600 1,600 1,700 1,700 1,800
Indonesiae 135 135 138 138 140
Irane, 8 1,900 4 2,000 2,000 1,500 1,500
Iraq -- (9) 19 18 (9) 4
Irelande 5 5 5 5 5
Israel 204 220 195 r 163 r 198 4
Italye 14,000 r 14,000 r 14,000 r 19,759 r, 4 19,800
Jamaica 10 14 15 7 13 4
Japan 4,593 4,314 3,664 2,856 r 3,078 4
Jordan 392 628 23 r 298 r 300
Kenyae 34 34 34 30 r 32
Korea, Republic of 1,437 2,227 1,757 455 535 4
Latvia 2,133 r 4,285 r 2,223 r 1,339 r 1,359 4
Lithuania 43 45 38 42 r 67 4
Malaysia 512 719 1,467 630 r 932 4
Mexico 2,662 2,950 r 2,779 2,484 r 2,480
Netherlandse 5 5 5 5 5
New Caledoniae -- r -- r -- r -- r --
New Zealand 59 86 49 43 r 45
Nigeria -- -- -- 32 30
Norwaye 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Paraguaye 25 25 25 25 25
Perue 900 900 900 900 900
Philippines 179 221 r 270 r 284 r 300
Poland   1,525 r 2,268 r 2,398 r 2,731 r 2,730  
See footnotes at end of table.
TABLE 10-Continued
INDUSTRIAL SAND AND GRAVEL (SILICA): WORLD PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY1, 2
(Thousand metric tons)
 
Country3   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010e  
Portugale 5 5 5 5 5
Romaniae 522 4 520 520 520 520
Saudi Arabia 781 r, e 820 r, e 799 709 r 820 4
Serbiae 260 260 260 260 260
Slovakia 524 r 591 r 619 r 502 r 500
Slovenia 350 r, e 350 r, e 354 r 327 r 330
South Africa 3,216 r 3,352 3,648 r 2,306 2,910 4
Spaine 5,100 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Sri Lanka 46 70 61 60 68 4
Swedene 700 700 700 700 700
Thailand 862 844 496 500 r 500
Turkey 2,608 r 4,998 r 2,423 r 4,499 r 4,000
United Kingdom 5,174 r 4,909 r 4,777 r 3,755 r 3,760
United States, sold or used by producers 28,900 30,100 30,400 24,600 29,900 4
Venezuelae 500 500 500 500 500
Zimbabwe10 1 e --   --   --   --  
--- Total   118,000 r 128,000 r 123,000 r 114,000 r 121,000  
eEstimated. pPreliminary. rRevised. NA Not available. -- Zero.
1World totals, U.S. data, and estimated data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Table includes data available through July 1, 2011.
3In addition to the countries listed, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, China, and countries of the Commonwealth of Independent-
States produce industrial sand, but current available information is inadequate to formulate reliable estimates of output levels.
4Reported figure.
5Fiscal years beginning July 1 of that stated.
6Ethiopian calender year ending July 7 of that stated.
7Source: Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and the Bank of Guyana.
8Fiscal years beginning March 21 of that stated.
9Less than - unit.
10Includes rough and ground quartz as well as silica sand.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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