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TABLE 4
VERMICULITE: WORLD PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY1, 2
(Metric tons)
 
Country   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010e  
Argentina 1,585 1,726 1,813 2,150 r 2,000
Australiae 13,000 13,000 13,000 12,000 13,000
Brazil, concentrate 19,279 18,952 20,089 20,100 35,000
Bulgaria -- -- -- -- 3,000
Chinae 110,000 110,000 120,000 120,000 120,000
Egypte 12,000 5,770 3 7,560 3 12,000 r 12,000
India 10,539 r 9,639 r 11,742 r 12,000 r, e 13,000
Japane 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
Russiae 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
South Africa 197,765 198,526 199,764 193,334 198,005 3
Ugandae 3,512 3 3,500 3,500 3,600 3,500
United States, concentrate, sold and used by producerse, 4 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Zimbabwe 13,421 r 17,395 r 16,123 r 3,211 r 5,000
Total   512,000 r 510,000 r- 525,000 r 509,000 r 536,000  
eEstimated. rRevised. -- Zero.
1World totals and estimated data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
2Excludes production by countries for which data are not available and for which general information is inadequate for formulation of
reliable estimates. Table includes data available through July 13, 2011.
3Reported figure.
4Rounded to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

Source: United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program

See also: Mineral commodity prices


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