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TABLE 10
INDUSTRIAL SAND AND GRAVEL (SILICA): WORLD PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY1, 2
(Thousand metric tons)
 
Country3   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013e  
Algeriae   134 4 95 4 95   95   100  
Argentina 364 531 517 615 r 500
Australiae 4,000 r 3,100 r 3,500 r 3,500 r 3,000
Austria 1,200 939 898 820 r 808
Belize -- r -- r -- r -- r --
Bosnia and Herzegovina 525 228 r 119 r 121 r 114 4
Brazil, silex NA r NA r NA r NA r NA
Bulgariae 657 4 660 660 660 660
Canada, quartz 1,296 1,171 1,431 r 1,593 1,690
Chile 1,405 1,326 1,237 1,267 1,358 4
Croatia 278 241 227 106 r 102 4
Cuba 16 11 20 r 25 r 26
Czech Republic, foundry and glass sand 1,364 1,361 1,371 1,340 e 1,274 4
Ecuador 6 r 6 r 27 r 30 r, e 30
Egypte, 5 410 4 401 4 400 400 400
Eritrea -- r -- r -- r -- r --
Estonia, industrial sand 33 r 36 r 14 r 21 r 20
Ethiopiae, 6 31 4 70 4 7 r 7 r 33
Finlande 2,241 4 267 r 312 r 257 r 260
France 7,442 8,498 6,286 8,880 r 8,752 4
French Guiana -- r -- r -- r -- r --
Gambia 1,062 1,121 -- r -- r --
Germany 6,453 7,234 7,770 7,498 7,500
Greece 38 40 e 2 r NA r NA
Guatemala 36 62 60 e 49 53 4
Guyana7 -- r -- r -- r -- r --
Hungary, foundry and glass sand 85 271 287 r 124 r 145
Iceland -- r -- r -- r -- r --
India 2,619 r 3,172 r 4,496 r 3,985 r 3,432 4
Indonesiae 32 4 36 37 38 35
Iraq 18 (8) r (8) r 1 r 2
Israel 163 198 233 180 r, e 200
Italy 19,759 17,656 16,369 13,946 r 13,870 4
Jamaica 7 13 14 r 14 r 16 4
Japan 2,856 3,078 3,003 2,877 r 3,000
Jordan 298 150 r 88 88 r, e 90
Kenyae 15 16 r 17 r 18 19
Korea, Republic of 4 r 4 r 4 r 4 r 4
Latvia NA r NA r NA r NA r NA
Lithuania 41 67 53 54 r 57 4
Malaysia 630 932 1,340 932 r 1,244 4
Mexico 2,484 2,608 2,542 r 3,593 3,590
Moldova 1,830 2,146 2,547 3,042 r 3,502 4
New Zealand 43 113 109 73 r 102 4
Nigeriae 32 4 30 30 30 30
Norway, quartz and quartzite 1,022 1,055 1,162 r 1,083 r 1,000
Peru, quartz and quartzite (crushed)e 124 124 124 87 r, 4 88
Philippines 284 296 352 260 r, e 429
Poland 1,793 r 1,995 r 2,290 r 2,149 r 2,112 4
Portugal, quartz and quartzite 35 76 84 r 80 r, e 37
Saudi Arabia 709 820 1,303 r 1,368 r 1,300
Slovakiae 620 r, 4 620 r 600 r 600 r 600
Slovenia 327 254 r 231 r 219 r 224 4
South Africa 2,306 2,905 2,863 2,150 r 2,107 4
Spain, industrial sand 4,965 r 5,057 r 5,073 r 3,416 r 3,400
Sri Lankae 30 r, 4 34 r, 4 36 r 37 r 38
Sweden, quartz and quartzitee 56 85 4 163 r 101 r 102 4
See footnotes at end of table.
TABLE 10-Continued
INDUSTRIAL SAND AND GRAVEL (SILICA): WORLD PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY1, 2
(Thousand metric tons)
 
Country3   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013e  
Taiwan 328 306 173 58 r 62 4
Thailande 500 4 500 500 500 500
Turkey 4,499 4,022 7,021 7,085 r 7,969 4
United Kingdom 3,755 4,070 r 3,969 r 3,888 r 4,000
United States, sold or used by producers 27,500 32,300 43,800 50,600 r 62,100 4
Venezuela 674 r 459 r 500 e 118 r 8 4
Total   109,000 r 113,000 r 126,000 r 130,000 r 142,000  
eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. -- Zero.
1World total, U.S. data, and estimated data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Includes data available through March 31, 2015.
3In addition to the countries listed, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belgium, Denmark, Iran, Ireland, the Netherlands, Paraguay, and Romania-
produce industrial sand, but current available information is inadequate to formulate reliable estimates of output levels. Based on estimates of glass end use-
consumption. China is the worldʼs largest producer of industrial sand; however, available information is inadequate to formulate reliable estimate of output-
levels.
4Reported figure.
5Fiscal year beginning July 1 of that stated. Silica sand only; no gravel.
6Ethiopian calendar year ending July 7 of that stated.
7Source: Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and the Bank of Guyana.
8Less than - unit.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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