Which Country Produces the Most Bentonite?

Bentonite Production (kt), 2015 or latest
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 55 countries in 2015, USA ranked the highest in bentonite production with 6,290 kt followed by China and Turkey. On the other end of the scale was Kenya with 0.080 kt, Slovenia with 0.232 kt and Poland with 0.450 kt.

Data for more countries are available at Bentonite Production indicator page.

Bentonite Production Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Brazil kt 264 532 566 513 403
China kt ... ... 3,400 3,400 3,500 3,500 3,600
Czech Republic kt 177 183 160 221 226
Germany kt 326 363 375 366 359
Greece kt 1,500 845 1,225 1,255 1,032
India kt 567 767 1,163 1,194 1,311
Iran kt 387 350 377 430 502
Japan kt 542 540 425 420 420
Mexico kt 620 761 671 1,184 1,133
Russia kt 460 460 460 460 460
Slovakia kt 109 153 213 177 184
Spain kt 742 743 703 743 729
Turkey kt 763 728 482 1,044 633
USA kt 5,660 6,680 6,900 6,960 6,340
Ukraine kt 195 185 211 219 219