Which Country Produces the Most Vermiculite?

Vermiculite Production (tonnes), 2015 or latest
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 16 countries in 2015, South Korea ranked the highest in vermiculite production with 138,290 tonnes followed by USA and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Mexico with 200 tonnes, Kenya with 410 tonnes and Turkey with 425 tonnes.

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

Vermiculite 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 ... ... ... 2,150 2,500 1,000 320 1,000
Australia tonnes ... 6,548 7,922 8,297 9,256 9,091 ... ...
Brazil tonnes 50,438 49,976 54,970 51,986 60,379
Bulgaria tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3,000 15,000 18,600 18,600
China tonnes ... ... ... ... 12,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
Egypt tonnes ... ... ... 4,650 2,865 2,093 2,500 2,743 ... ...
India tonnes 11,662 19,234 10,194 7,947 11,851
Japan tonnes 6,000 6,000 6,200 6,200 6,200
Kenya tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 315 395 515 457 400
Russia tonnes 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000
South Korea tonnes 193,334 199,285 170,571 132,886 127,658
Turkey tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,604
USA tonnes ... ... 110,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Uganda tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,121 6,882 4,165 243 ...
Zimbabwe tonnes 3,211 ... 7,228 21,625 28,808