Premium
Premium statistics

Industry-specific and extensively researched technical data (partially from exclusive partnerships).

A paid subscription is required for full access.

Country sources of U.S. cobalt imports 2014-2017

Distribution of U.S. cobalt imports between 2014 and 2017, by country of origin

by M. Garside, last edited Jun 17, 2019
Country sources of U.S. cobalt imports 2014-2017 This statistic shows the percent distribution of cobalt imports into the United States between 2014 and 2017, sorted by country of origin. During these years, Norway accounted for 18 percent of cobalt imports into the United States.
U.S. cobalt imports

Approximately 12 percent of U.S. cobalt imports are from China and about 18 percent from Norway. Cobalt imports into the United States totaled about 12,000 metric tons in 2018. Exports accounted for about 7,700 metric tons in the same year. The largest cobalt deposits are found in the DR Congo, Canada, and Australia. Cobalt is primarily produced in the DR Congo, which produced 90,000 metric tons in 2018, in comparison to Australia’s total production of 4,700 metric tons. This metal is commonly produced as a by-product of nickel mining. Large nodules found at the bottom of the ocean may also hold large reserves of cobalt (as well as other transition metals).

Cobalt is mostly used as a metal to magnetize as well as in high-strength alloys. The salts from cobalt have been used for centuries for its pigments to color jewelry and paints. One of its isotopes, cobalt-60, can also be used as a radioactive tracer and to produce high energy gamma rays. In the U.S., apparent use (including secondary uses) accounted for some 10,000 metric tons in 2054. Nearly half of the metal was used for super alloys while more than a fourth was used for chemical and ceramic purposes.
Show more

Distribution of U.S. cobalt imports between 2014 and 2017, by country of origin

Percentage of U.S. imports
--
--
--
--
--
Percentage of U.S. imports
--
--
--
--
--
Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Premium Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1.5m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Premium Account

only $49 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$588 / Year

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Premium Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1.5m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Premium Account

only $49 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$588 / Year

Download Settings Share
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
by M. Garside, last edited Jun 17, 2019
This statistic shows the percent distribution of cobalt imports into the United States between 2014 and 2017, sorted by country of origin. During these years, Norway accounted for 18 percent of cobalt imports into the United States.
U.S. cobalt imports

Approximately 12 percent of U.S. cobalt imports are from China and about 18 percent from Norway. Cobalt imports into the United States totaled about 12,000 metric tons in 2018. Exports accounted for about 7,700 metric tons in the same year. The largest cobalt deposits are found in the DR Congo, Canada, and Australia. Cobalt is primarily produced in the DR Congo, which produced 90,000 metric tons in 2018, in comparison to Australia’s total production of 4,700 metric tons. This metal is commonly produced as a by-product of nickel mining. Large nodules found at the bottom of the ocean may also hold large reserves of cobalt (as well as other transition metals).

Cobalt is mostly used as a metal to magnetize as well as in high-strength alloys. The salts from cobalt have been used for centuries for its pigments to color jewelry and paints. One of its isotopes, cobalt-60, can also be used as a radioactive tracer and to produce high energy gamma rays. In the U.S., apparent use (including secondary uses) accounted for some 10,000 metric tons in 2054. Nearly half of the metal was used for super alloys while more than a fourth was used for chemical and ceramic purposes.
Show more
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format
Cobalt
Cobalt

All Information
in one Presentation

Cobalt

Everything On "Cobalt" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista is a great source of knowledge, and pretty helpful to manage the daily work.
Christof Baron

Christof Baron
CEO, MindShare Germany

Statistics on "Cobalt"
  • Global mine production
  • Global refinery production
  • U.S. production and trade
  • Demand, consumption, and price
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.