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TABLE 10
U.S. EXPORTS OF MISCELLANEOUS TUNGSTEN-BEARING MATERIALS, BY COUNTRY1
 
    2009   2010
Quantity, Quantity,
tungsten content Value tungsten content Value
Product and country of destination   (metric tons)   (thousands)   (metric tons)   (thousands)
Ferrotungsten and ferrosilicon tungsten:
Canada 1 $24 (2) $3
Mexico 1 26 -- --
United Kingdom (2) 4 (2) 8
Total 1   55   (2)   11
Unwrought tungsten:3, 4, 5
Belgium -- -- 103 467
Brazil 5 34 13 59
Canada 56 467 162 1,070
China 24 100 8 32
Colombia -- -- 4 17
Czech Republic 17 70 5 20
France 38 162 2 9
Germany 16 73 9 47
Hungary 18 85 15 66
Indonesia 2 7 19 84
Israel 1 3 4 19
Japan (2) 12 8 38
Korea, Republic of -- -- 2 10
Malaysia 5 22 2 15
Mexico 6 25 44 191
Netherlands -- -- 12 176
New Zealand (2) 6 3 15
Singapore 14 69 12 62
Switzerland -- -- 1 5
Taiwan 7 45 2 23
Thailand 1 3 1 3
United Kingdom 27 113 11 47
Other 42 r 240 r (2) 4
Total 277   1,530   444   2,470
Waste and scrap:4
Australia -- -- 7 58
Belgium -- -- 2 66
Brazil -- -- 11 378
Canada 29 341 92 947
China 181 3,290 132 2,860
Colombia (2) 8 2 13
Czech Republic -- -- 5 141
Finland 61 1,500 306 3,800
France -- -- 3 94
Germany 190 3,080 218 4,340
Hong Kong -- -- 1 9
India 32 703 14 443
Ireland -- -- 1 6
Japan 19 159 11 93
Mexico 1 11 2 22
Netherlands 17 141 27 497
Singapore 1 8 6 51
Switzerland (2) 3 3 24
Taiwan 31 558 8 69
United Arab Emirates   --   --   10   91
See footnotes at end of table.
TABLE 10-Continued
U.S. EXPORTS OF MISCELLANEOUS TUNGSTEN-BEARING MATERIALS, BY COUNTRY1
 
    2009   2010
Quantity, Quantity,
tungsten content Value tungsten content Value
Product and country of destination   (metric tons)   (thousands)   (metric tons)   (thousands)
Waste and scrap-Continued:4
United Kingdom 181 $1,570 55 $740
Other   237 r 2,060 r (2)   3
Total 981   13,400   915   14,700
Wrought tungsten:3, 4, 6
Australia 6 1,170 9 1,470
Belgium 1 68 6 599
Brazil 6 597 7 808
Canada 24 2,540 37 4,190
China 5 944 9 1,400
Colombia 2 369 2 545
Costa Rica (2) 54 5 715
Czech Republic 16 2,240 27 3,450
Germany 35 5,070 82 7,570
Hungary 3 579 5 948
India 3 260 3 353
Indonesia 3 797 5 1,000
Italy 2 451 2 351
Japan 25 5,640 25 4,110
Mexico 17 3,090 17 3,190
Netherlands 3 787 4 926
Russia 2 232 2 164
Singapore 1 278 5 953
Spain 3 473 6 802
Sweden 7 1,860 9 2,240
United Kingdom 19 3,440 9 3,200
Other 16 r 2,100 r 13 2,320
Total 198   33,000   289   41,300
Tungsten compounds:7
Canada 25 84 21 75
France (2) 8 2 21
Germany -- -- 117 1,470
Malaysia -- -- 1 31
Other 42 r 458 r 1 14
Total   67   551   142   1,610
rRevised. -- Zero.
1Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Less than - unit.
3May include alloys.
4Content estimated from reported gross weight.
5Includes bars and rods produced simply by sintering; excludes powders and waste and scrap.
6Includes bars and rods other than those produced simply by sintering; profiles, plates, sheets, strip, and foil; wire;
and other wrought products.
7Includes only other tungstates.-
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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