Which Country Produces the Most Selenium?

Selenium Metal Production (tonnes), 2015
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 17 countries in 2015, Japan ranked the highest in selenium metal production with 772 tonnes followed by Germany and Belgium. On the other end of the scale was Serbia with 16.0 tonnes, Uzbekistan with 20.0 tonnes and Sweden with 20.0 tonnes.

Data for more countries are available at Selenium Metal Production indicator page.

Selenium Metal Production Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Armenia tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 13.0 14.0 17.0 20.0
Belgium tonnes 200 200 200 200 200
Canada tonnes 173 97.0 35.0 144 159
China tonnes 65.0 65.0 65.0 65.0 65.0
Finland tonnes 59.0 73.0 86.0 93.0 72.0
Germany tonnes 230 650 700 650 700
Japan tonnes 709 804 809 820 739
Kazakhstan tonnes 120 130 130 130 130
Mexico tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 62.0 95.0 95.0 132
Peru tonnes 61.0 59.0 54.0 42.0 50.0
Philippines tonnes 65.0 65.0 65.0 70.0 70.0
Poland tonnes 80.0 79.0 85.0 90.0 80.0
Russia tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 91.0 110 126 115 114
Sweden tonnes 129 72.0 20.0 20.0 20.0
USA tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 170 130 150