Which Country Produces the Most Metal Cobalt?

Cobalt (Metal) Production (tonnes), 2015 or latest
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 17 countries in 2015, China ranked the highest in cobalt (metal) production with 48,719 tonnes followed by Finland and Belgium. On the other end of the scale was France with 133 tonnes, India with 150 tonnes and Uganda with 291 tonnes.

Data for more countries are available at Cobalt (Metal) Production indicator page.

Cobalt (Metal) Production Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Australia tonnes ... ... 4,050 4,117 4,722 4,769 4,981
Belgium tonnes 2,150 2,600 3,187 4,200 5,415
Brazil tonnes 1,012 1,369 1,614 1,750 1,871
Canada tonnes 4,918 4,711 6,038 5,994 5,602
China tonnes 25,544 35,929 34,969 29,784 36,062
Dem. Republic of the Congo tonnes 2,950 4,182 3,083 2,999 3,000
Finland tonnes 8,970 9,429 10,627 10,562 10,798
Japan tonnes 1,332 1,935 2,007 2,542 2,747
Madagascar tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 493 2,083
Morocco tonnes 1,600 1,582 1,518 1,314 1,353
Norway tonnes 3,510 3,208 3,067 2,969 3,348
Russia tonnes 2,352 2,460 2,337 2,186 2,368
South Africa tonnes 238 840 862 1,102 1,294
Uganda tonnes 673 624 661 556 291 ... ...
Zambia tonnes 1,535 5,134 5,956 5,665 5,000