Which Country Produces the Most Mica?

Mica Production (tonnes), 2015 or latest
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 21 countries in 2015, Brazil ranked the highest in mica production with 450,000 tonnes followed by China and Turkey. On the other end of the scale was South Africa with 29.0 tonnes, Egypt with 50.0 tonnes and Mexico with 160 tonnes.

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

Mica Production Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Argentina tonnes 8,668 9,638 10,226 5,785 7,500
Brazil tonnes 4,379 4,709 6,193 5,220 9,728
Canada tonnes 18,000 19,000 21,000 22,000 22,000
China tonnes 91,000 126,000 132,000 149,000 161,000
Finland tonnes 7,855 13,809 12,896 12,112 11,244
France tonnes 18,000 19,000 19,000 18,000 19,700
Iran tonnes 6,797 2,860 7,130 7,000 5,635
Madagascar tonnes 358 2,069 3,411 12,532 10,779
Malaysia tonnes 4,324 4,515 4,245 3,967 4,363
Russia tonnes 9,000 9,000 9,000 9,000 9,000
South Korea tonnes 27,078 36,486 31,260 25,594 25,143
Spain tonnes 3,655 4,034 3,609 3,518 3,462
Taiwan tonnes 557 ... 1,455 6,844 8,931
Turkey tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 40,681 36,009 17,542 6,077 1,076
USA tonnes 51,100 56,100 52,000 47,500 48,100