Iron ore


Iron ore

Table
Iron ore
country mine production 2006 (metric tons)* % of world mine production demonstrated reserves 2006 (metric tons)*/** % of world demonstrated reserves
China 520,000,000 30.8     15,000,000,000 8.3    
Brazil 300,000,000 17.8     41,000,000,000 22.8    
Australia 270,000,000 16.0     25,000,000,000 13.9    
India 150,000,000 8.9     6,200,000,000 3.4    
Russia 105,000,000 6.2     31,000,000,000 17.2    
Ukraine 73,000,000 4.3     20,000,000,000 11.1    
United States 54,000,000 3.2     4,600,000,000 2.6    
South Africa 40,000,000 2.4     1,500,000,000 0.8    
Canada 33,000,000 2.0     2,500,000,000 1.4    
Sweden 24,000,000 1.4     5,000,000,000 2.8    
Iran 20,000,000 1.2     1,500,000,000 0.8    
Venezuela 20,000,000 1.2     3,600,000,000 2.0    
Kazakhstan 15,000,000 0.9     7,400,000,000 4.1    
Mauritania 11,000,000 0.7     1,000,000,000 0.6    
Mexico 13,000,000 0.8     900,000,000 0.5    
other countries 43,000,000 2.5     17,000,000,000 9.4    
world total 1,690,000,000 100*** 180,000,000,000 100***
*Estimated.
**Iron content.
***Detail does not add to total given because of rounding.
Source: U.S. Department of the Interior, Mineral Commodity Summaries 2007.
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