Which Country Produces the Most Diatomite?

Diatomite Production (kt), 2015 or latest
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 29 countries in 2015, USA ranked the highest in diatomite production with 832 kt followed by China and Argentina. On the other end of the scale was Poland with 0.600 kt, Mozambique with 0.690 kt and Saudi Arabia with 1.00 kt.

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

Diatomite Production Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Argentina kt 62.3 54.5 60.7 278 209
Armenia kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 31.1 29.2 29.1 19.4
Chile kt 23.0 30.9 22.9 23.0 27.1
China kt ... ... ... 440 400 440 420 420
Denmark kt 126 124 126 111 128
France kt 75.0 75.0 75.0 85.0 85.0
Germany kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 49.3 52.7 50.0 51.4
Japan kt 110 110 100 100 90.0
Mexico kt 80.8 91.7 84.2 84.5 87.5
New Zealand kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.010 0.095 ... ... 0.004 ...
Peru kt 9.95 18.9 54.2 93.8 125
Russia kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 33.0 70.0 70.0
Spain kt 29.2 64.3 83.6 60.8 53.7
Turkey kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 27.6 18.4 45.2 86.4 84.8
USA kt 575 595 813 735 782