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Mercury: average price 2012-2019

In 2018, the average European Union price of mercury was an estimated 1,100 U.S. dollars per flask. Today, mercury is mainly used in the manufacturing of electrical and electronic goods as well as industrial chemicals.

Mercury by the numbers

The production of mercury has had slight fluctuations since 2010. In 2019, around 4,000 metric tons of mercury was produced worldwide. China was the country that produced the largest amount of mercury, with a mine production volume of 3,500 tons in 2019. Following China was Mexico (in net exports). Mexico had a mine production volume of 240 metric tons in 2019.

Mercury in the United States

Since 1992, mercury has not been produced in the United States. The main domestic end users of mercury are the chloralkali, dental, electronics, and fluorescent-lighting manufacturing industries. Until the end of 2012, both domestic and international mercury was exported from the U.S. for worldwide use. But beginning in 2013, exports of elemental mercury from the U.S. were banned, and beginning in 2020, exports of five more mercury compounds will be banned for environmental reasons. In 2018, an estimated 10 metric tons of mercury were imported into the U.S.

Average price of mercury from 2012 to 2019 (in U.S. dollars per flask)*

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2012 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Average price, European Union.
** Figure was not provided by the source.

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