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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals and minerals 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 1 (1978-1979)

Foster, Russell J.
Nitrogen,   pp. 643-653 ff. PDF (1.4 MB)


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 e~timato. 5Preliminary. 
 ' Reported figure. 
 2Data as reported by International Superphosphate Manufacturers' Association
(ISMA); official Netherlands' statistical publications report production
for sale as follows in thousand short tons: 1976—1,768; 1977—1,962;
1978—1,917; 1979 (estimate based on 6 months' data)—2,225.
 3Data are for years beginning April 1 of that stated. 
 NITROGEN 651 
Table 7.—Ammonia: World production by country 
(Thousand short tons of contained nitrogen) 
 Country 1976 1977 1978P 1979e 
North America: 
  Canada 1,258 1,959 2,172 12,184 
  Cubac 100 100 100 150 
  Mexico 789 860 1,437 1,500 
  Netherlands Antilles 93 37 —— ——
  TrinidadandTobago 180 195 442 ' 428 
  UnitedStates 13,856 14,712 14,232 114,932 
South America: 
  Argentina 41 46 52 50 
  Brazil 159 160 224 250 
  Colombia.. 100 72 70 100 
  Perue 83 91 89 90 
  Venezuela 280 299 299 300 
Europe: 
  Albaniac 40 40 40 40 
  Austria 503 513 518 520 
  Belgium 594 643 543 600 
  Bulgaria 1,015 1,097 1,058 1,200 
  Czechoslovakia 799 872 901 900 
  Denmark 36 36 36 36 
  Finland 185 145 165 170 
  France 1,963 2,242 2,223 2,300 
  German Democratic Republic 1,233 1,246 1,253 1,300 
  Germany,FederalRepublicof 2,053 2,192 2,155 2,300 
  Greece 262 248 252 250 
  Hungar~y 775 804 822 830 
  Iceland 9 7 8 8 
  Ireland 38 31 26 200 
  Italy 1,344 1,287 1,591 1,600 
  Netherlands' 2,183 2,359 2,388 2,400 
  Norway 522 556 580 600 
  Poland 1,903 1,835 1,775 1,800 
  Portugal 175 203 278 280 
  Romania 1,829 1,975 2,488 2,600 
  Spain 1,158 1,063 970 900 
  Sweden 119 112 105 110 
  Switzerlande 50 50 50 50 
  U.S.S.R 11,122 11,843 12,456 13,400 
  UnitedKingdom 1,485 1,798 1,764 1,800 
  Yugoslavia 427 460 e450 450 
Africa: 
  Algeria 23 —— —— 50 
  Egypt e230 231 276 380 
  Libyae —— —— 90 100 
  SouthAfrica,Republicof 518 560 621 620 
  Zambiac 20 20 20 20 
  Zimbabwe..Rhodesiae 80 80 70 70 
Asia: 
  Afghanistane 40 40 30 30 
  Bangladesh 163 110 116 190 
  Burma8 60 60 60 60 
  China: 
    Miinlande 4,500 6,200 7,400 7,900 
    Taiwan 352 359 483 510 
  India3 2,105 2,245 2,447 2,900 
  Indonesia 204 452 644 1,000 
  Iran 254 299 196 100 
  Iraq e150 150 200 500 
  Israel e71 76 75 75 
  Japan.. 2,465 2,526 2,705 2,300 
  Korea,Northe 300 450 500 500 
  Korea,Republicof 666 799 989 1,000 
  Kuwait 465 443 475 480 
  Malaysia 47 37 44 45 
  Pakistan 360 348 341 ' 425 
  Philippinese 90 90 90 90 
  Qatar e100 116 183 350 
  Saudi Arabia e112 138 154 160 
  Syria e25 25 21 80 
  Thailand8 8 8 10 —- 
  Turkey e100 118 239 250 
  Vietname —— 10 20 25 
Oceania:Australia 339 348 324 340 
 Total 62,600 68,500 72,800 77,200 


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