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What is Barytes? - Barytes Statistics

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World production is broadly linked to oil-well drilling activity and has increased from 6.0- 6.5Mtpa in the early 2000s to 9.7Mt in 2014 - but fell to 8Mt in 2015 and to 7.3Mt in 2016 as a result of low oil prices and reduced drilling activity – but recovered to 8.65Mt in 2017.  China accounted for some 42% with India, Morocco, USA, Mexico, Iran, Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan and Thailand accounting for around 50%. The USA was the largest consumer at 2.35Mt in 2017 - China  used  1.6Mt and the Middle East 1.55Mt.

Europe consumption (including Norway and Turkey) is around 0.6 million tpa of which nearly 80% is sourced domestically. Some 70% of the production is into added-value markets so a significant proportion is an export earner, and a higher proportion of the oil-well industry requirement imported. Germany, Bulgaria and UK account for over 90% of the EU-27 output.

Estimated World production in 2017 was around 8.65 million tonnes…96% from

China 3.60 Mt
India 1.60Mt
Morocco 1.00 Mt
Mexico 0.40 Mt
US 0.33 Mt
Iran 0.30 Mt
Turkey 0.25 Mt
EU-27 0.22Mt
Russia 0.20Mt
Kazakhstan 0.15 Mt
Thailand 0.13 Mt
Laos 0.12 Mt

World consumption was an estimated 8.1 million tonnes.. 96% from

US 2.35 Mt
China 1.60 Mt
Middle East 1.55 Mt
Europe 0.60 Mt
Russia/CIS 0.50 Mt
S America 0.35 Mt
Africa 0.25 Mt
India 0.20 Mt
Canada 0.20Mt
Iran 0.19 Mt