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TABLE 7
SODA ASH: ESTIMATED WORLD PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY1, 2
(Thousand metric tons)
                       
Country3   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011  
Australia 310 310 310 310 310
Bosnia and Herzegovina 11 11 11 11 11
Botswana4 250 250 250 250 250
Brazil 200 200 200 200 200
Bulgaria 800 800 800 800 800
Chad5 12 12 12 12 13
China 17,720 6 18,540 6 19,450 r, 6 20,350 r, 6 23,000
Egypt 50 50 50 50 50
Ethiopia7 (8) 6 4 6 4 6 4 r 4
France 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Germany 2,595 6 2,715 6 2,291 6 2,539 6 2,660
India 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Iran 140 140 140 140 140
Italy-- 500 500 500 500 500
Japan 400 400 400 400 400
Kenya4 387 6 513 6 405 6 474 r, 6 560
Korea, Republic of 310 310 310 310 310
Mexico 290 290 290 290 290
Netherlands 400 400 400 400 400
Pakistan 260 250 260 250 260
Poland 1,192 6 1,190 890 1,010 r 1,010
Portugal 150 150 150 150 150
Romania 453 450 400 450 450
Russia 2,900 2,800 2,300 2,400 2,600
Spain 500 500 500 500 500
Turkey 947 6 949 6 1,079 6 2,000 r 2,000
Ukraine 950 r 978 r 680 r 707 r 710
United Kingdom 900 500 500 500 500
United States4, 6 11,100 r 11,300 9,310 10,600 10,700
Total   46,200 r 47,000 r 44,400 r 48,100 r 51,300  
rRevised.
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 March 30, 2012. Synthetic unless otherwise specified.
3In addition to the countries listed, Tanzania may produce soda ash for local consumption; available general information is inadequate
for the formulation of reliable estimates of output levels.
4Natural only.
5Produced for local consumption only.
6Reported figure.
7Data for the Ethiopian calendar year ending July 7 of the year listed.
8Less than - unit.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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