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TABLE 7
SODA ASH: ESTIMATED WORLD PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY1, 2
(Thousand metric tons)
 
Country3   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013  
Australia 310 310 310 300 r 310
Botswana4 215 5 241 5 230 225 235
Brazil NA r NA r NA r NA r NA
Bulgaria NA r NA r NA r NA r NA
Chad 12 12 13 13 13
China5 19,450 20,350 22,940 24,010 r 24,290
Egypt 50 50 50 50 50
Ethiopia6 4 r, 5 4 r, e 4 r, e 3 r, e 3
France 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Germany5 2,291 2,539 2,668 2,627 2,650
India 1,400 r 1,500 1,400 r 1,500 1,600
Italy 500 500 500 500 500
Japan 400 410 r 430 r 450 r 450
Kenya4 405 5 474 5 499 5 440 r 500
Korea, Republic of -- -- -- -- r --
Mexico 290 290 290 290 290
Netherlands NA r NA r NA r NA r NA
Pakistan 260 378 r, 5 335 r, 5 410 400
Poland 890 1,010 5 1,061 5 1,116 r, 5 1,052 5
Portugal 150 150 150 150 150
Romania 400 350 420 430 r 450
Russia 2,322 5 2,670 5 2,822 5 2,807 r, 5 2,810
Spain NA r NA r NA r NA r NA
Taiwan 140 140 140 140 150
Turkey 1,079 5 1,623 5 1,749 5 1,853 r, 5 1,900
Ukraine 680 707 5 700 720 720
United Kingdom 500 500 500 500 350
United States4, 5 9,310 10,600 10,700 11,100 11,500
Total   42,100 r 45,800 r 48,900 r 50,700 r 51,300  
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 May 6, 2014. Synthetic unless otherwise specified.
3In addition to the countries listed, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Iran, Netherlands, Spain, and Tanzania-
produced soda ash; available information is inadequate for the formulation of reliable estimates of output levels.
4Natural only.
5Reported figure.
6Data for the Ethiopian calendar year ending July 7 of the year listed.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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