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TABLE 15
TUNGSTEN: WORLD CONCENTRATE PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY1, 2
(Metric tons, tungsten content)
 
Country3   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013e  
Australia 33 18 r 15 290 r 320 4
Austria 887 977 861 r 706 r 850 4
Bolivia5 1,023 1,204 1,124 1,247 r- 1,253 4
Brazil 192 166 244 r 381 r 380
Burmae, 6 87 4 163 4 140 140 140
Burundi 110 r 100 r 165 r 190 r 50
Canada 1,964 420 1,966 r 2,194 2,128 4
Chinae 51,000 59,000 61,800 64,000 68,000
Congo (Kinshasa)e, 7 200 25 70 95 830
Korea, Northe, 8 100 110 110 100 65
Mongolia 39 20 13 66 r -- 4
Peru9 502 571 439 276 28 4
Portugal 823 799 819 763 692 4
Russia 2,665 2,785 3,314 3,537 r 3,600
Rwandae 380 r 330 r 520 r 700 r 730
Spain 225 r 240 r 497 542 510
Thailande, 10 190 300 160 80 100
Uganda 7 44 8 21 20
United States NA NA NA NA NA
Vietnam11 725 1,150 1,635 1,050 1,660 4
Total   61,200   68,400 r 73,900   76,400 r 81,400  
eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. -- Zero.
1World totals and estimated data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Includes data available through September 3, 2014.
3Tungsten concentrates are thought to be produced in Colombia and Nigeria, and may be produced from tin-tungsten ores in-
Kyrgyzstan, but information is inadequate to make reliable estimates of production.-
4Reported figure.
5Production estimated based on reported exports.
6Includes tungsten content of tin-tungsten concentrate produced by state-owned mining enterprises under the Ministry of Mines.
7Production estimated based on reported exports from Nord-Kivu and Sud-Kivu Provinces.
8Production estimated based on Chinese imports.
9Data for 2009-12 are based on production reported by Malaga Inc.; datum for 2013 based on production reported by the Ministry-
of Energy and Mines.
10Based upon data from the Department of Primary Industries and Mines.
11Mine production reported by the International Tungsten Industry Association.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

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