Major countries in iodine mine production from 2012 to 2017 (in metric tons)

Major countries in iodine production 2012-2017 This statistic shows the iodine mine production of selected countries from 2012 to 2017. In 2017, Chile's iodine mine production amounted to around 20,000 metric tons. Thus, Chile was the world's largest producer of iodine. Iodine is an element with important nutritional uses, such as preventing iodine deficiency, in addition to its use as a catalyst in the production of acetic acid and polymers.
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201220132014201520162017*
Chile17,50020,70020,00020,00021,00020,000
Japan9,3009,5009,5009,5009,80010,600
Turkmenistan480500500500510500
Azerbaijan350350221230247200
Indonesia757550504515
201220132014201520162017*
Chile17,50020,70020,00020,00021,00020,000
Japan9,3009,5009,5009,5009,80010,600
Turkmenistan480500500500510500
Azerbaijan350350221230247200
Indonesia757550504515
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This statistic shows the iodine mine production of selected countries from 2012 to 2017. In 2017, Chile's iodine mine production amounted to around 20,000 metric tons. Thus, Chile was the world's largest producer of iodine. Iodine is an element with important nutritional uses, such as preventing iodine deficiency, in addition to its use as a catalyst in the production of acetic acid and polymers.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2012 to 2017
Supplementary notes
* Estimated.
Figures for the U.S. are withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data. This statistic was assembled using several editions of the report.

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