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1393. World Production of Major Mineral Commodities

[4,869 represents 4,869,000,000]

 
Commodity Unit 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999, Leading producers, 1998 Leading producers, 1999
prel.
 
MINERAL FUELS
Coal Mil. short tons 4,869 5,022 5,131 5,234 5,321 5,353 5,029 5,026 4,906 5,018 5,126 5,185 5,172 5,043 (NA) China, United States, India (NA)
Dry natural gas Tril. cu. ft. 62.2 63.6 66.5 69.8 72.3 73.6 74.8 74.9 76.3 76.8 78.0 81.6 81.6 83.0 (NA) Russia, United States, Canada (NA)
Natural gas plant liquids 1 Mil. barrels 2 1,437 1,515 1,562 1,636 1,643 1,691 1,762 1,816 1,891 1,932 2,002 2,035 2,088 2,141 (NA) United States, Saudi Arabia, Canada (NA)
Petroleum, crude Mil. barrels 2 19,703 20,523 20,683 21,439 21,850 22,107 21,976 21,978 21,986 22,262 22,752 23,255 23,977 24,441 (NA) Saudi Arabia, United States, Russia (NA)
 
NONMETALLIC MINERALS
Cement, hydraulic Mil. metric tons 960 1,008 1,053 1,118 1,148 1,160 1,180 1,230 1,290 1,370 1,444 1,485 1,512 1,520 1,560 China, United States, India China, United States, India
Diamond, gem and industrial Mil. carats 66 96 91 104 106 111 106 106 105 110 113 117 118 115 117 Australia, Congo (Kinshasa), Russia (NA)
Nitrogen in ammonia Mil. metric tons 91.0 91.1 95.1 99.3 99.2 97.5 93.8 93.4 91.7 92.2 100.0 103.0 104.0 106.0 101.0 Germany, United States, India Germany, United States, India
Phosphate rock Mil. metric tons 149 141 150 165 166 162 150 139 119 128 130 133 144 145 138 United States, China, Morocco United States, China, Morocco & Western Sahara
Potash, marketable Mil. metric tons 29.2 28.8 30.5 31.8 28.9 27.5 26.1 23.9 20.4 23.1 24.6 23.2 25.5 25.1 25.2 Canada, Russia, Belarus Canada, Russia, Belarus
Salt Mil. metric tons 173 175 179 186 192 183 191 183 187 191 192 192 201 186 200 United States, China, Germany United States, China, Germany
Sulfur, elemental basis Mil. metric tons 53.8 53.7 57.0 59.2 59.3 57.8 54.6 50.7 51.3 53.7 53.2 52.2 53.6 57.8 55.9 United States, Canada, China United States, Canada, China
 
METALS
Aluminum 3 Mil. metric tons 18.0 15.4 16.5 18.5 19.1 19.3 19.7 19.5 19.8 19.2 19.7 20.8 21.5 22.1 22.7 United States, Russia, Canada United States, Russia, Canada
Bauxite, gross weight Mil. metric tons 84.2 88.2 91.6 97.4 103.8 113.0 111.0 103.5 109.0 104.0 112.0 118.0 123.0 122.0 123.0 United States, Guinea, Jamaica United States, Guinea, Jamaica
Chromite, gross weight 1 1,000 metric tons 10,945 11,797 11,919 12,896 14,294 13,200 13,300 11,100 9,560 10,100 14,300 12,200 12,500 12,700 12,800 South Africa, Turkey, Kazakhstan South Africa, Turkey, Kazakhstan
Copper, metal content 4 1,000 metric tons 7,988 7,939 8,243 8,727 9,058 8,950 9,090 9,470 9,450 9,500 10,100 11,000 11,400 12,200 12,600 Chile, United States, Indonesia Chile, United States, Indonesia
Gold, metal content Metric tons 1,532 1,607 1,661 1,874 2,030 2,180 2,160 2,260 2,260 2,240 2,210 2,260 2,400 2,460 2,330 South Africa, United States, Australia South Africa, United States, Australia
Iron ore, gross weight 5 Mil. metric tons 861 864 903 967 999 983 956 925 953 981 1,031 1,020 1,070 1,020 992 China, Brazil, Australia China, Brazil, Australia
Lead, metal content 4 1,000 metric tons 3,431 3,345 3,352 3,325 3,244 3,370 3,330 3,060 2,750 2,790 2,820 3,110 3,140 3,100 3,040 Australia, China, United States Australia, China, United States
Manganese ore, gross weight Mil. metric tons 25.4 25.0 24.0 25.0 26.4 26.1 22.9 21.8 20.8 18.0 23.3 24.3 19.8 (NA) (NA) South Africa, China, Gabon South Africa, China, Gabon
Nickel, metal content 4 1,000 metric tons 813 852 891 952 984 974 1,010 1,010 926 929 1,030 1,080 1,080 1,140 1,140 Russia, Canada, Australia Russia, Canada, Australia
Steel, crude Mil. metric tons 718 713 734 780 787 771 737 724 730 730 755 758 773 783 (NA) China, United States, Japan (NA)
Tin, metal content 4 1,000 metric tons 181 173 180 205 233 221 201 191 191 182 193 206 210 206 210 China, Indonesia, Peru China, Indonesia, Peru
Zinc, metal content 4 1,000 metric tons 6,758 6,842 7,188 6,774 6,808 7,150 7,270 7,250 6,910 7,000 7,280 7,480 7,530 7,550 7,640 China, Australia, Canada China, Australia, Canada


NA Not available.
1 Excludes China.
2 42-gallon barrels.
3 Unalloyed ingot metal.
4 Mine output.
5 Includes iron ore concentrates and iron ore agglomerates.

Source: Mineral fuels, U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Annual; nonmetallic minerals and metals, through 1994, U.S. Bureau of Mines, thereafter, U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Yearbook; Annual Reports; and Mineral Commodity Summaries, 1998.

http://minerals.er.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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