White arsenic production reached 45.0 tonnes in 2015 in Japan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is the same as in the previous year.
Historically, white arsenic production in Japan reached an all time high of 1,086 tonnes in 1970 and an all time low of 40.0 tonnes in 1993. When compared to Japan's main peers, white arsenic production in China amounted to 25,000 tonnes and 1,500 tonnes in Russia in 2015.
Japan has been ranked 6th within the group of 7 countries we follow in terms of white arsenic production, 5 places above the position seen 10 years ago.