Which Country Produces the Most Mercury?

Mercury Production (kg), 2015
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 9 countries in 2015, China ranked the highest in mercury production with 1,861,000 kg followed by Mexico and Tajikistan. On the other end of the scale was Chile with 14,000 kg, USA with 15,000 kg and Morocco with 20,000 kg.

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

Mercury Production Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Argentina kg 9,468 32,000 31,000 37,000 28,000
Chile kg 88,000 176,000 89,200 48,600 19,300
China kg 1,425,000 1,585,000 1,493,000 1,347,000 1,822,000
Kyrgyzstan kg 140,000 99,000 112,000 74,000 31,000
Mexico kg 10,600 11,000 120,300 235,300 266,200
Morocco kg 18,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000
Russia kg 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Tajikistan kg 19,000 88,000 100,000 103,000 130,000
USA kg 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000