Global annual refinery capacity of cobalt by top countries 2016

This statistic shows the leading countries worldwide based on annual cobalt refinery capacity as of December 31, 2016. At this time, Belgium reported an annual cobalt refinery capacity of some 1,500 metric tons.

Leading countries based on annual cobalt refinery capacity as of 2016 (in metric tons)*

Annual refinery capacity in metric tons
China**65,000
Finland***15,000
Zambia9,600
Congo (Kinshasa)**9,050
Russia**7,520
Australia6,700
Canada**6,520
Madagascar5,600
Japan****5,300
Norway5,200
Brazil**3,000
Morocco2,250
India**2,060
Belgium1,500
South Africa**1,500
Uganda720
France500
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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

December 2016

Supplementary notes

* As of December 31, 2016. Data rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to total shown. Includes standby capacity. Refinery products include cobalt metal, metal powders, oxides, and salts.
** Estimated.
*** Revised upward based on capacity reported by Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
**** Revised to include an estimate for Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.'s Harima refinery.

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