Consumption of cobalt in the United States from 2012 to 2016, by end use (in metric tons)

Cobalt consumption in the U.S. by end use 2012-2016 This statistic shows the consumption of cobalt in the United States from 2012 to 2016, by end use. In 2016, 4,080 metric tons of cobalt was used in superalloys in the U.S. Recently, worldwide production of cobalt has exceeded consumption, which has decreased the prices of the mineral.
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2012201420152016
Superalloys4,0403,9303,9604,080
Chemical and ceramic uses2,2902,3302,7102,770
Steels and other alloys*-1,5101,4301,490
Cemented carbides**774783726672
Total8,6608,5608,8309,010
2012201420152016
Superalloys4,0403,9303,9604,080
Chemical and ceramic uses2,2902,3302,7102,770
Steels and other alloys*-1,5101,4301,490
Cemented carbides**774783726672
Total8,6608,5608,8309,010
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This statistic shows the consumption of cobalt in the United States from 2012 to 2016, by end use. In 2016, 4,080 metric tons of cobalt was used in superalloys in the U.S. Recently, worldwide production of cobalt has exceeded consumption, which has decreased the prices of the mineral.
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November 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2012 to 2016
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* Excludes superalloys. Includes magnetic alloys, nonferrous alloys, welding materials, wear-resistant alloys, and other metallic uses not listed.
** Includes diamond tool matrices, cemented and sintered carbides, and cast carbide dies or parts.
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