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Interactive: Asbestos - Top producers and consumers

Last Updated: February 24, 2012


In spite of health concerns, annual world production of asbestos remains at more than two million tonnes, according to a 2009 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Mouse over the chart on the right to find details on the amount in thousands of metric tonnes produced by country. Click on the 'Consumption' tab above to find out the top asbestos consumers in the world.

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