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TABLE 4
VERMICULITE: WORLD PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY1, 2
(Metric tons)
 
Country3   2009   2010   2011   2012e   2013e  
Argentina 2,150 2,500 1,000 320 r, 4 500
Brazil, concentrate 50,438 49,976 55,000 50,000 55,000
Bulgariae -- 3,000 15,000 18,600 18,600
Chinae 12,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
Egypt 4,500 2,865 3,000 3,000 3,000
India 11,909 r 17,342 r 12,119 r 11,000 r 11,000
Japane 6,000 6,000 6,200 r 6,200 r- 6,200
Kenya 315 395 515 457 r, 4 460
Russiae 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 20,000
South Africa 193,334 199,285 170,571 132,886 r, 4 127,658 4
Uganda -- 2,475 r 8,426 r 11,251 r 243 4
United States, concentrate, sold and used by producerse, 5 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Zimbabwee 3,211 4 -- -- -- --
Total   409,000   424,000 r 412,000 r 374,000 r 358,000  
eEstimated. rRevised. -- 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 June 15, 2014.
3In addition to the countries listed, Australia produced vermiculite, but available information is inadequate for the formulation of-
reliable estimates.
4Reported figure.
5Rounded to one significant digit to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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