Premium
Premium statistics

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

A paid subscription is required for full access.

Global chromium mine production 2010-2018

Mine production of chromium worldwide from 2010 to 2018 (in 1,000 metric tons)*

by M. Garside, last edited Sep 5, 2019
Global chromium mine production 2010-2018 In 2018, the global mine production of the transition metal chromium amounted to a gross weight of 36 million metric tons, an increase from the 2010 production volume of 23.7 million metric tons.

Chromium and its uses

Chromium is a chemical element and is hard and brittle. The metal is the main additive in stainless steel because it provides anti-corrosive properties. It is considered valuable because it can be polished to a high degree while being tarnish resistant. Chrome plating, which is often referred to simply as chrome, refers to a thin layer of chromium being electroplated onto a metal object. Chrome can be applied for both decorative purposes (as in the automotive industry) and for industrial purposes in order to reduce friction, minimize seizing of parts, and more, known as hard chrome or industrial chrome.

Chromium: the global picture

Globally, chromium reserves amounted to some 560 million metric tons as of 2018. Of that amount, Kazakhstan held the largest proportion, with reserves amounting to approximately 230 million metric tons that year. The leading chromium producing country as of 2018, however, was South Africa, the holder of the world’s second largest reserves. Turkey, Kazakhstan, and India are among the other leading producers in the world.
Show more

Mine production of chromium worldwide from 2010 to 2018 (in 1,000 metric tons)*

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / 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

$59 / 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
Statista has been my savior on several occasions. The site is easy to maneuver and the data is in a format that can go right into a report or presentation.
Marlene Greenfield

Marlene Greenfield
Vice President, Hearst Magazines

Statistics on "United States mining industry"
  • Overview
  • Leading companies
  • Metals
  • Precious metals
  • Non-metallic minerals
  • Exploration
  • Employment
  • Miscellaneous
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: You might find this interesting as well
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
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.