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TABLE 15
TUNGSTEN: WORLD CONCENTRATE PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY1, 2
(Metric tons, tungsten content)
 
Country3   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010e  
Australia 15 7 28 33 16
Austria 1,153 1,117 1,122 887 r 1,000
Bolivia 868 1,107 1,148 1,023 1,204 4
Brazil 525 537 408 208 r, e 500
Burma5 197 183 136 87 90
Burundi 238 144 194 150 r, e 170
Canada 1,983 2,305 2,277 1,964 420 4
Chinae, 6 45,000 41,000 50,000 51,000 59,000
Congo (Kinshasa)e, 7 500 560 r 370 r 360 r 360
Korea, Northe, 8 930 230 270 100 110
Mongolia 182 245 142 39 20
Peru9 50 366 456 502 571 4
Portugal 780 846 1,238 r 1,037 r 1,200
Russiae 2,800 3,400 r 3,000 2,300 r 2,800
Rwanda 1,000 r 920 r 670 r 450 r 440
Spaine -- -- 150 200 r 250
Thailande 303 477 617 600 600
Uganda 75 86 50 e 20 e 25
United States -- W W W W
Total   56,600 r 53,500 r 62,300 r 61,000 r 68,800  
eEstimated. rRevised. W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data. -- Zero.
1World totals and estimated data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Table includes data available through May 22, 2011.
3Tungsten concentrates are thought to be produced in Mexico, Nigeria, Turkey, and Vietnam, and may be produced from tin-tungsten
ores in Kyrgyzstan, but information is inadequate to make reliable estimates of production. Illegal tungsten (wolfram) mining in the-
Phuoc Trung Commune of the Bac Ai District, Ninh Thuan Province in Southern Vietnam reportedly was halted by the District-
People-s Committee in April 2008.
4Reported figure.
5Includes tungsten content of tin-tungsten concentrate produced by state-owned mining enterprises under the Ministry of Mines.
6Based upon data published in the Yearbook of Nonferrous Metals Industry of China.
7Production estimated based on reported exports from Nord-Kivu and Sud-Kivu Provinces.
8Production estimated based on Chinese imports.
9Data for 2007-10 based on production reported by Malaga Inc.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

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