Global fluorspar production by country 2019

China was the world's largest miner of fluorspar as of 2019, having produced four million metric tons. Fluorspar, also known as fluorite, is the mineral form of calcium fluoride. It is used as a flux for smelting, in the production of enamels and glasses, as well as ornamental uses.

Fluorspar mine production worldwide in 2019, by country

Production in thousand metric tons
China 4,000
Mexico 1,200
Mongolia 670
Vietnam 240
South Africa 240
Spain 140
Morocco 100
Iran 55
Thailand 50
United Kingdom 21
Brazil 18
Other countries 41
United States *-
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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

*Data not available.
Measured as 100 percent calcium fluoride. Figures are estimates.

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