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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals, minerals, and fuels 1972
Year 1972, Volume 1 (1972)

Clifton, Robert A.
Asbestos,   pp. 169-180 PDF (956.2 KB)


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 Estimate. '  Preliminary. ' Revised. 
 ' In addition to the countries listed Czechoslovakia, North Korea and Romania
also produce asbestos, but available information is inadequate to make reliable
estimates of output levels. 
 2lncludes asbestos flour. 
' Gross weight. 
4lncludes vermiculite. 
5Exports only. 
 180             MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1972 
  Table 10.—Asbestos: World production, by country 
(Short tons) 
1972" 
Country 1 1970 1971 
North America: 
   Canada (sales) 1,661,644 1,634,579 1,629,000 
   United States (sold or used by producers) 125,314 130,882 131,663 
Latin America: 
   Argentina 39 433 e44o 
   Brazile 18,000 22,000 36,000 
Europe: 
   Bulgaria 3,307 e3,300 e3,300 
   Finland1 15,019 11,420 7,042 
   France e 550 550 550 
   Italy 130,663 131,801 145,675 
   Portugal 223 140 39 
   U.S.S.R.e 1,175,000 1,270,000 1,345,000 
   Yugoslavia 13,342 17,011 12,170 
Africa: 
   Egypt,Arab Republic of 4495 77 e~o 
   Mozambique 251 1,577 589 
   Rhodesia,Southern' 88,000 88,000 88,000 
   South Africa, Republic of ' 320,020 355,228 356,206 
   Swaziland 36,439 39,114 36,817 
Asia: 
   China, People's Republic of e 190,000 175,000 220,000 
   Cyprus 28,247 30,531 ~30,851 
   India 10,840 12,122 13,528 
   Japan 23,451 19,762 15,903 
   Korea, Republic of (South) 1,513 -- 2,155 
   Philippines 1,337 -- -- 
   Taiwan 3,133 2,565 2,962 
   Turkey ' 3,609 4,291 e4,400 
Oceania: Australia r815 990 el,000 
 Total r3,851,251 3,951,373 4,083,340 


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