Which Country Produces the Most Molybdenum?

Molybdenum (Mine) Production (tonnes), 2015
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 14 countries in 2015, China ranked the highest in molybdenum (mine) production with 130,000 tonnes followed by USA and Chile. On the other end of the scale was Norway with 1.00 tonnes, Turkey with 3.00 tonnes and Brazil with 200 tonnes.

Data for more countries are available at Molybdenum (Mine) Production indicator page.

Molybdenum (Mine) 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 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,148 468 1,708 3,233 3,829
Armenia tonnes 4,365 4,377 4,822 5,446 5,934
Brazil tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 262 337 263 185 200
Canada tonnes 8,721 8,648 8,674 8,954 8,952
Chile tonnes 34,786 37,044 40,698 35,090 38,715
China tonnes 90,270 96,615 103,320 120,870 122,265
Iran tonnes 3,882 3,676 3,365 3,512 3,470
Mexico tonnes 10,167 10,849 10,787 11,366 12,562
Mongolia tonnes 2,410 2,198 1,957 1,904 1,819
Norway tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.00 8.00
Peru tonnes 12,297 16,963 19,141 16,790 18,140
Russia tonnes 4,561 4,495 4,842 4,838 3,605
Turkey tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
USA tonnes 47,800 59,400 63,700 61,500 61,000