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

Reed, Avery H.
Gypsum,   pp. 597-604 PDF (802.1 KB)


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MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1972 
Table 10.—Gypsum: World production, by country 
(Short tons) 
Country' 1970 1971 1972 ~ 
North America: 
   Canada (shipments) '   6,318,523 6,702,100 7,942,000 
   Dominican Republic '   r 143,300 143,300 143,300 
   ElSalvador  6,120 ' 6,600 ' 6,600 
   Guatemala  8,499 ' 8,800 ' 8,800 
   Honduras  10,146 ell,000 17,423 
   Jamaica  311,781 340,888 e340,000 
   Mexico  1,422,927 1,431,071 1,650,946 
   Nicaragua'  e33,000 27,789 e28,000 
   Trinidad and Tobago  ' 2,200 2,200 2,200 
   United States  9,436,000 10,418,000 12,328,000 
South America: 
   Argentina  464,693 650,650 e660,000 
   Bolivia  ' 551 42,204 ~2,544 
   Brazil'  320,000 320,000 320,000 
   Chile  140,288 168,019 192,028 
   Columbia  188,495 200,620 221,886 
   Paraguay  6,614 13,228 12,125 
   Peru  99,142 ' 100,000 elOO,000 
   Venezuela'  ' 110,000 110,000 110,000 
Europe: 
   Austria'  694,270 654,462 949,372 
   Belgium  96,962 106,296 115,940 
   Bulgaria  ' 187,400 198,400 e200,000 
   Czechoslovakia  536,800 528,000 ' 525,000 
   France'  ' 6,320,243 5,634,458 6,451,380 
   Germany, East  318,570 347,230 e 347,000 
   Germany, West (marketable)  ' 1,619,293 1,756,354 1,970,930 
   Greece  340,121 363,800 ' 365,000 
   Ireland  324,801 -e330,000 e330,000 
   Italy  ' 3,693,242 e3,860,000 ' 3,860,000 
   Luxembourg  5,580 5,898 5,390 
   Poland'  937,000 937,000 937,000 
   Portugal  ' 214,388 259,449 ' 265,000 
   Spain  ' 4,548,839 4,442,928 4,520,000 
   Switzerland'  110,000 110,000 110,000 
   U.S.S.R.'  5,200,000 5,200,000 5,200,000 
   UnitedKingdom'  4,712,968 4,599,848 4,589,769 
   Yugoslavia  276,260 275,843 ' 276,000 
Africa: 
   Algeria'                                      
   Angola                                       
   Egypt,ArabRepublicof                          
   Ethiopia                                      
   Kenya~                                      
   Libya                                        
   Niger                                        
   South Africa, Republic of                          
   Sudan'                                       
   Tanzania                                     
Asia: 
   Burma                                            
   China, People's Republic of'                       
   Cyprus                                       
   India                                        
   Indonesia'                                    
   Iran 6 
   Israel                                        
   Japan                                        
   Jordan 
   Lebanon                                      
   Mongolia'                                    
   Pakistan                                      
   Philippines                                    
   SaudiArabia8 
   SyrianArab Republic'                            
   Taiwan 
   Thailand 
   Turkey'                                      
Oceania: 
   Australia                                     
 193,000 193,000 193,000 
 20,062 21,818 16,103 
 ' 481,218 580,909 584,000 
 5,126 3,948 5,126 
 66,223 101,271 ' 110,000 
 4,189 ' 4,400 ' 4,400 
 ' 1,653 441 1,653 
 452,058 450,003 462,300 
 1,804 ' 2,200 ' 2,200 
 22,838 19,501 ~2,794 
 5,880 13,440 15,160 
 606,300 606,300 661,400 
 ' 49,267 19,032 30,800 
 1,014,716 1,199,313 1,188,290 
 8,800 8,800 8,800 
 2,314,851 2,480,197 e2,500,000 
 77,162 88,185 ' 88,000 
 593,895 582,802 512,537 
 28,660 26,455 33,069 
 38,581 40,785 '  44,000 
 27,600 27,600 27,600 
 184,661 147,173 169,908 
 19,244 47,174 93,636 
 18,994 39,602 ' 40,000 
 16,500 16,500 16,500 
 12,484 18,010 6,515 
 159,008 185,081 98,993 
 352,700 374,800 ' 375,000 
 931,941 986,847 ' 1,150,000 
 Total ' 56,868,431 58,552,022 63,545,417 
 ' Estimate. ~ Preliminary. ' Revised. 
' Gypsum is also produced in Cuba and Romania, but production data are not
available. 
' Includes anhydrite. 
' Exports. 
Net exports. 
Crude production estimates based on calcined figures. 
6 Year ended March 20 of year following that stated. 
Year ended March 31 of year following that stated. 
8 Data presented are for Hejira calendar years as follows: 1970—Hejira
year 1390 (March 9, 1970—February 
26, 1971); 1971—Hejira year 1391 (February 27, 1971—February
15, 1972); 1972—Hejira year 1392 (February 
16, 1972—February 3, 1973). 


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