Asbestos production reached 1,052 tonnes in 1999 in Japan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 24.3 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, asbestos production in Japan reached an all time high of 21,727 tonnes in 1989 and an all time low of 1,052 tonnes in 1999. When compared to Japan's main peers, asbestos production in China amounted to 329,000 tonnes, 674,000 tonnes in Russia and 7,190 tonnes in USA in 1999.
Japan has been ranked 15th within the group of 17 countries we follow in terms of asbestos production, 4 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.