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REPORTED CONSUMPTION OF SODA ASH IN THE UNITED STATES, BY END USE, BY QUARTER1
(Thousand metric tons)
 
            2013
NAICS2 1st 2d 3d 4th
code   End use   2012   quarter   quarter   quarter   quarter   Total
3272   Glass:
327213 Container 1,260 ------------ 290 ----------- 319 ----------- 319 ----------- 303 ---------- 1,230
327211 Flat 928 ------------ 226 ----------- 243 ----------- 241 ----------- 242 ------------- 952
327993 Fiber 117 -------------- 36 ------------- 34 ------------- 35 ------------- 42 ------------- 147
327212 Other 110   -------------- 32   ------------- 28   ------------- 25   ------------- 25   ------------- 111
  Total 2,420 - ------------ 584 ----------- 624 ----------- 620 ----------- 613 ---------- 2,440
32518 Chemicals 1,480 ------------ 343 ----------- 361 ----------- 361 ----------- 384 ---------- 1,450
325611 Soaps and detergents 392 ------------ 101 ------------- 91 ------------- 98 ------------- 94 ------------- 384
322 Pulp and paper 81 -------------- 18 ------------- 19 ------------- 19 ------------- 19 --------------- 75
221310 Water treatment3 62 -------------- 15 ------------- 16 ------------- 16 ------------- 14 --------------- 61
56221 Flue gas desulfurization 164 -------------- 47 ------------- 47 ------------- 66 ------------- 57 ------------- 217
422 Distributors 281 -------------- 77 ------------- 70 ------------- 71 ------------- 68 ------------- 285
Other 185   -------------- 49   ------------- 46   ------------- 55   ------------- 53   ------------- 202
Total domestic consumption4 5,060 --------- 1,230 -------- 1,280 -------- 1,310 -------- 1,300 ---------- 5,120
Exports5 5,930 --------- 1,580 -------- 1,600 -------- 1,380 -------- 1,630 ---------- 6,190
Canada 242   -------------- 69   ------------- 61   ------------- 59   ------------- 58   ------------- 246
Total industry sales6 11,000 --------- 2,810 -------- 2,880 -------- 2,690 -------- 2,930 -------- 11,300
Total sales from plants 11,100 --------- 2,810 -------- 2,870 -------- 2,850 -------- 2,930 -------- 11,500
    Total production   11,100   --------- 2,810   -------- 2,840   -------- 2,880   -------- 2,930   -------- 11,500
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 and (or) importer have been distributed into appropriate end-use categories.
5As reported by producers; includes Canada. Data may not 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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