Perlite Production by Country (Metric tons)

Product
Alumina
Aluminum, Primary
Ammonia
Antimony
Arsenic Trioxide
Asbestos
Barite
Bauxite
Bentonite
Beryl
Bismuth
Boron Minerals
Bromine
Cadmium
Celestite
Chromite
Cobalt
Copper
Crude Iodine
Diatomite
Feldspar
Ferrochromium
Ferromanganese And Silicomanganese
Fuller's Earth
Gold
Graphite
Gypsum
Hydraulic Cement
Indium
Industrial Sand And Gravel (Silica)
Iron Ore
Kaolin
Lead
Lithium Minerals And Brine
Magnesite
Magnesium
Marketable Potash
Mercury
Mica
Molybdenum
Monazite Concentrate
Natural Iron Oxide Pigments
Niobium And Tantalum
Peat
Perlite
Pig Iron
Platinum-Group Metals
Pumice And Related Materials
Quicklime And Hydrated Lime, Including Dead-Burned Dolomite
Rare Earths
Raw Steel
Rhenium
Salt
Selenium
Silver
Soda Ash
Synthetic Diamond
Talc And Pyrophyllite
Tellurium
Tin
Tungsten
Vanadium
Vermiculite
Wollastonite
Zinc
Zirconium Mineral Concentrates
Graph
Production
Unit of Measure
RankCountryWorld Production, By Country (Metric tons)
1Greece525,000525000
2United States348,000348000
3Turkey230,000230000
4Japan220,000220000
5Hungary65,00065000
6Italy60,00060000
7Mexico54,40054400
8Georgia45,00045000
9Armenia35,00035000
10Iran, Islamic Republic Of30,00030000
11Slovakia25,00025000
12Australia6,5006500
13Philippines4,6004600
14Zimbabwe3,0003000
15South Africa400400

Source: United States Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Resources Program

Note: Check source table for details and footnotes

Year of Estimate: 2009