TABLE 2-1 U.S. net imports of selected nonfuel mineral materials.

SOURCE: USGS, 2000.

Commodity

Percent

Major Sources (1995-98)1

Arsenic trioxide

100

China, Chile, Mexico

Bauxite and alumina

100

Australia, Guinea, Jamaica, Brazil

Bismuth

100

Belgium, Mexico, United Kingdom, China

Columbium (niobium)

100

Brazil, Canada, Germany, Russia

Fluorspar

100

China, South Africa, Mexico

Graphite (natural)

100

Mexico, Canada, China, Madagascar

Manganese

100

South Africa, Gabon, Australia, France

Mica, sheet (natural)

100

India, Belgium, Germany, China

Strontium

100

Mexico, Germany

Thallium

100

Belgium, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom

Thorium

100

France

Yttrium

100

China, France, United Kingdom, Japan

Gemstones

99

Israel, Belgium, India

Antimony

85

China, Bolivia, Mexico, South Africa

Tin

85

Brazil, Indonesia, Bolivia, China

Tungsten

81

China, Russia, Bolivia, Germany

Chromium

80

South Africa, Russia, Turkey, Zimbabwe

Potash

80

Canada, Russia, Belarus

Tantalum

80

Australia, Thailand, China, Germany

Stone (dimension)

77

Italy, India, Canada, Spain

Titanium concentrates

77

South Africa, Australia, Canada, India

Cobalt

73

Norway, Finland, Canada, Zambia

Rare earths

72

China, France, Japan, United Kingdom

Iodine

68

Chile, Japan, Russia

Barite

67

China, India, Mexico, Morocco

Nickel

63

Canada, Russia, Norway, Australia

Peat

57

Canada

Titanium (sponge)

44

Russia, Japan, Kazakhstan, China

Diamond (dust, grit and powder)

41

Ireland, China, Russia

Magnesium compounds

40

China, Canada, Austria, Greece

Pumice

35

Greece, Turkey, Ecuador, Italy

Aluminum

30

Canada, Russia, Venezuela, Mexico

Silicon

30

Norway, Russia, Brazil, Canada

Zinc

30

Canada, Russia, Peru

Gypsum

29

Canada, Mexico, Spain

Magnesium metal

29

Canada, Russia, China, Israel

Copper

27

Canada, Chile, Mexico

Nitrogen (fixed), ammonia

26

Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela

Cement

23

Canada, Spain, Venezuela, Greece

Mica, scrap and flake (natural)

23

Canada, India, Finland, Japan

Iron and steel

22

European Union, Canada, Japan, Russia

Lead

20

Canada, Mexico, Peru, Australia

Cadmium

19

Canada, Belgium, Germany, Australia

Iron ore

17

Canada, Brazil, Venezuela, Australia

Sulfur

17

Canada, Mexico, Venezuela

Salt

16

Canada, Chile, Mexico, Bahamas

Silver

14

Mexico, Canada, Peru, Chile

Perlite

13

Greece

Asbestos

7

Canada

Phosphate rock

7

Morocco

Talc

6

China, Canada, Japan

Iron and steel scrap

3

Canada, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Mexico

Beryllium

2

Kazakhstan, Russia, Canada, Germany



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