Asbestos production reached 2,720 tonnes in 2002 in USA, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 48.3 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, asbestos production in USA reached an all time high of 136,110 tonnes in 1973 and an all time low of 2,720 tonnes in 2002. When compared to USA's main peers, asbestos production in Canada amounted to 242,241 tonnes and 480,000 tonnes in China in 2002.
USA has been ranked 10th within the group of 13 countries we follow in terms of asbestos production, 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.