Global Slice 🌍: Zinc

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[ The below are from 10 minerals.docx ]

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Australia owns the largest zinc reserves worldwide – an estimated 68 million tonns. 12.8 million China was the world’s largest producer of zinc from mines, producing a 33.7 percent share of the total world production in 2019.
China: 4,300,000 = 33.7%
Peru: 1,400,000 = 11%
Australia: 1,300,000 = 10.2%
India: 800,000 = 6.3%
USA: 780,000 = 6.1%
Mexico: 690,000 = 5.4%
Bolivia: 460,000 = 3.6%
Russia: 300,000 = 2.4%
Canada: 300,000 = 2.4%
Other countries (incl Kazahstan and Sweden): 19%

Because of the heavy consumption of this metal, zinc reserves are expected to last only for the next 17 years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_zinc_production

https://www.statista.com/statistics/604618/distribution-of-zinc-production-from-mines-worldwide-by-country/

Zinc Production

Total zinc mined in 2017 was … tonnes. Divided equally between all 7.5 billion people, this would be … per person; divided between 10 million, …; divided between 12.5 billion, ….

The top 10 producing countries are listed and charted below. Click the “▶Remaining countries” legend under the chart to see the others.

Data as above, but charted.
▶Remaining countries
Data as above, but for the remaining countries.