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BARITE: WORLD PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY 1/ 2/

(Metric tons)

Country

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001e/

Afghanistan e/ /3
2,000
 
2,000
 
2,000
 
2,000
 
2,000
 
Algeria
39,140
 
37,006
 
50,150
 
51,925
 r/
52,000
 
Argentina
13,121
 
13,500
 
4,365
 
4,500
 r/ e/
4,000
 
Australia e/
15,000
 
13,000
 
18,000
 
20,000
 
16,000
 
Belgium e/
30,000
 
40,000
 
30,000
 
30,000
 
30,000
 
Bolivia
4,402
 
2,500
 
6,005
 
3,050
 r/
3,000
 
Bosnia / Herzegovina e/ 4/
2,000
 
2,000
 
2,000
 
2,000
 
2,000
 
Brazil (beneficiated)
51,961
 
46,632
 
44,906
 
53,741
 r/ 
53,000
 
Bulgaria e/ 5/
120,000
 
100,000
 
120,000
 
120,000
 
120,000
 
Burma
17,111
 
22,004
 
24,651
 
30,370
 r/
34,000
 
Canada
77,000
 
90,000
 
123,000
 r/
67,000
 r/
24,000
 
Chile
2,654
 
1,430
 
823
 
1,026
 r/
600
 
China e/
3,500,000
 
3,300,000
 
3,500,000
 
3,500,000
 
3,500,000
 
Colombia e/
900
 r/ 6/
600
 
600
 
600
 
800
 
France
75,000
 
75,000
 e/
75,000
 
75,000
 
81,000
 
Georgia e/
20,000
 
20,000
 
15,000
 
15,000
 
15,000
 
Germany (marketable Ba2SO4)
118,698
 
120,000
 e/
120,000
 
120,000
 
115,000
 
Greece (crude ore) e/
905
 6/
800
 
800
 
800
 
800
 
Guatemala e/
2,800
 
2,800
 
7,500
 r/
113,000
 r/ 
100,000
 
India
409,498
 
749,412
 
360,000
 r/ e/ 
840,000
 r/
850,000
 
Iran 3/
181,174
 
187,677
 
183,850
 
185,000
 e/
185,000
 
Italy e/
26,300
 
30,000
 
25,000
 
25,000
 
15,000
 
Kazakhstan 4/
38,000
 e/
9,000
 
13,300
 
14,000
 e/
42,600
 
Kenya
20
 e/
10
 e/
--
 r/
--
 r/
--
 
Korea, North e/
120,000
 
100,000
 
70,000
 
70,000
 
70,000
 
Korea, Republic of
105
 e/
--
 
--
 
30
 r/ 
--
 
Laos
7,330
 r/
9,050
 
7,900
 r/
1,100
 r/
3,500
 
Malaysia
2,608
 
1,580
e/
13,506
 
7,274
 r/
800
 
Mexico
236,606
 
161,555
 
157,953
 
127,420
 r/
134,000
 
Morocco
343,314
 
353,438
 
328,945
 r/
320,243
 
350,000
 
Nigeria e/
4,000
 
5,000
 
5,000
 
5,000
 
5,000
 
Pakistan
23,390
 
20,657
 
20,505
 
21,234
 
25,400
 
Peru
63,600
 r/
7,506
 
3,512
 
11,403
 
11,000
 
Poland
3,400
 
--
 
--
 
--
 
--
 
Romania (processed)
12,000
 
15,000
 
15,000
 
14,000
 r/
15,000
 
Russia e/
60,000
 
60,000
 
60,000
 
60,000
 
60,000
 
Saudi Arabia e/
8,000
 
8,000
 
7,000
 
8,000
 
8,000
 
Slovakia (concentrate)
62,000
 
15,000
 
16,000
 
14,000
 r/
14,500
 
South Africa
2,071
 
610
 e/
2,844
 
1,628
 
--
 
Spain (Ba2SO4)
28,000
 
28,000
 
26,000
 
26,000
 
55,000
 
Thailand
54,817
 
105,221
r/
79,092
r/
56,180
 r/
23,500
 
Tunisia
12,841
 
8,011
 
530
 
3,702
 
2,500
 
Turkey (run-of-mine)
226,594
 
160,042
 
150,058
 r/
55,000
 r/
100,000
 
United Kingdom
74,000
 
68,000
 r/
59,000
 r/
55,000
 r/
66,000
 
United States 7/
692,000
 
476,000
 
434,000
 
392,000
 
400,000
 

Total

6,780,000
 
6,470,000
r/
6,180,000
r/
6,590,000
 r/
6,450,000
 
KEY 
   
e/ = Estimated.  r/ = Revised. -- = Zero. 
1/ World totals, U.S. data, and estimated data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown. 
2/ Table revised November 2002
3/ Data are for fiscal year beginning March 21 of that stated.
4/ Based on an estimated 70% recovery factor.
5/ Barite concentrates.
6/ Reported figure.
7/ Sold or used by producers. 
Source: USGS