Which Country Produces the Most Perlite?

Perlite Production (tonnes), 2015 or latest
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 18 countries in 2015, Greece ranked the highest in perlite production with 860,000 tonnes followed by Turkey and China. On the other end of the scale was Armenia with 14.0 tonnes, South Africa with 400 tonnes and Australia with 1,300 tonnes.

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

Perlite 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 21,802 27,182 27,446 24,663 25,000
Chile tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,800
China tonnes ... ... 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000 700,000
Greece tonnes 862,935 790,000 800,000 876,000 890,000
Hungary tonnes 82,058 70,990 70,900 72,364 64,944
Iran tonnes 753,183 547,617 600,000 836,928 1,120,951
Italy tonnes 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Mexico tonnes 51,395 31,779 30,750 29,950 27,200
Philippines tonnes 10,100 10,500 13,800 9,221 14,249
Russia tonnes 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
Slovakia tonnes 25,000 23,000 23,000 24,000 16,000
Thailand tonnes 13,500 14,700 26,500 41,400 14,293
Turkey tonnes 522,832 545,585 702,673 887,600 1,075,949
USA tonnes 348,000 414,000 420,000 393,000 419,000
Ukraine tonnes 36,000 36,000 36,000 36,000 36,000