Which Country Produces the Most Zirconium?

Zirconium Minerals Production (kt), 2015
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 17 countries in 2015, Australia ranked the highest in zirconium minerals production with 598 kt followed by South Africa and USA. On the other end of the scale was Sri Lanka with 0.614 kt, Malaysia with 0.826 kt and Vietnam with 1.00 kt.

Data for more countries are available at Zirconium Minerals Production indicator page.

Zirconium Minerals Production Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Australia kt 400 549 674 706 498
Brazil kt 34.2 23.2 23.3 20.4 24.7
China kt 31.5 33.5 33.5 33.5 33.5
India kt 28.0 33.2 26.0 21.1 19.0
Indonesia kt 63.0 50.0 127 109 49.0
Kenya kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Madagascar kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.30 7.49 13.1 22.5 22.5
Mozambique kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 21.1 37.1 43.6 46.9 31.4
Russia kt 8.25 9.31 8.91 8.00 8.50
Senegal kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Sierra Leone kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.56 7.09 8.35 0.610 2.95
South Africa kt 392 381 383 393 292
USA kt 100 110 100 90.0 80.0
Ukraine kt 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0
Vietnam kt ... ... ... ... 19.4 23.7 24.0 21.0 7.00