Which Country Produces the Most Kaolin?

Kaolin Production (kt), 2015
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 58 countries in 2015, USA ranked the highest in kaolin production with 6,160 kt followed by China and Turkey. On the other end of the scale was Eritrea with 0.250 kt, Madagascar with 0.260 kt and Taiwan with 0.732 kt.

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

Kaolin Production Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Belgium kt 300 300 300 300 300
Brazil kt 1,987 1,900 1,927 2,388 2,139
China kt 3,000 3,260 3,200 3,300 3,300
Czech Republic kt 488 636 660 624 609
Egypt kt 523 304 300 300 300
France kt 350 350 310 308 300
Germany kt 4,514 4,578 1,100 1,100 1,100
Iran kt 907 1,480 1,500 1,503 1,000
Mexico kt 406 517 373 515 670
South Korea kt 890 962 1,052 797 847
Spain kt 270 311 384 402 411
Turkey kt 235 787 1,229 988 1,027
USA kt 5,290 5,950 5,950 5,900 6,140
Ukraine kt 764 1,085 1,354 1,218 1,179
Vietnam kt ... 650 650 650 650 650