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REPORTED CONSUMPTION OF SODA ASH IN THE UNITED STATES,- BY END USE, BY QUARTER1
(Thousand metric tons)
 
            2011
NAICS2 First Second Third Fourth
code   End use   2010   quarter   quarter   quarter   quarter   Total
3272   Glass:---------------
327213 Container 1,280 ------------ 299 ----------- 319 ----------- 322 ----------- 315 ---------- 1,260
327211 Flat 965 ------------ 248 ----------- 239 ----------- 242 ----------- 244 ------------- 973
327993 Fiber 139 -------------- 34 ------------- 35 ------------- 32 ------------- 32 ------------- 132
327212 Other 119   -------------- 34   ------------- 28   ------------- 30   ------------- 30   ------------- 122
  Total 2,510 - ------------ 615 ----------- 621 ----------- 626 ----------- 620 ---------- 2,480
32518 Chemicals 1,520 ------------ 379 ----------- 385 ----------- 386 ----------- 361 ---------- 1,510
325611 Soaps and detergents 513 ------------ 116 ----------- 119 ------------- 95 ----------- 101 ------------- 430
322 Pulp and paper 89 -------------- 22 ------------- 21 ------------- 19 ------------- 23 --------------- 85
221310 Water treatment3 46 -------------- 13 ------------- 14 ------------- 16 ------------- 15 --------------- 58
56221 Flue gas desulfurization 191 -------------- 36 ------------- 32 ------------- 48 ------------- 44 ------------- 160
422 Distributors 271 -------------- 73 ------------- 70 ------------- 72 ------------- 66 ------------- 282
Other 138   -------------- 32   ------------- 34   ------------- 35   ------------- 36   ------------- 138
Total domestic consumption4 5,270 --------- 1,290 -------- 1,300 -------- 1,300 -------- 1,270 ---------- 5,150
Exports5 5,360 --------- 1,300 -------- 1,320 -------- 1,380 -------- 1,480 ---------- 5,470
Canada 231   -------------- 64   ------------- 62   ------------- 60   ------------- 63   ------------- 249
Total industry sales6 10,600 --------- 2,590 -------- 2,610 -------- 2,680 -------- 2,740 -------- 10,600
Total sales from plants 10,800 --------- 2,630 -------- 2,630 -------- 2,700 -------- 7,800 -------- 15,800
    Total production   10,600   --------- 2,600   -------- 2,600   -------- 2,740   -------- 2,780   -------- 10,700
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2North American Industry Classification System.
3Includes soda ash equivalent from soda liquors and purge liquors sold to powerplants for water treatment. Sales of mine water are excluded.
4Imports reported by the producer/importer have been distributed into appropriate end-use categories listed above.
5As reported by producers; includes Canada. Data may not necessarily agree with those reported by the U.S. Census Bureau for the same periods.
6Represents soda ash from domestic origin (production and inventory changes) and imports and exports. Includes soda ash sold by
coproducers and distributed by purchasers into appropriate end-use categories.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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