BORON IN THE WORLD
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The Mine of the Future: Boron

Due to the rapid depletion of raw material resources in the world and its use in many branches of industry, importance of boron is increasing day by day. Turkey, which has the highest boron reserves in the world is followed by Russia, South America and the United States.

Countries Total Reserve (Thousand ton B203) Distribution (%)
Turkey 950,000 72.9
USA 80,000 6.1
Russia 100,000 7.7
China 47,000 3.6
Peru 22,000 1.7
Argentina 9,000 0.7
Bolivia 19,000 1.5
Chile 41,000 3.1
Kazakhstan 15,000 1.2
Serbia 21,000 1.6
TOTAL 1,304,000 100

 

Approximately 5.7 million tons (2.7 million tons based on B2O3) of boron were produced in 2016 in the world.

World boron products consumption was 3.1 million tons in 2000, increased to 4.3 million tons in 2014, 3.8 million tons in 2015 and 3.77 million tons in 2016. Consumption of boron products on industrial basis in the world: 47% glass sector, 16% agriculture-fertilizer, 15% ceramic industry, 2% cleaning and detergent sectors and 21% other sectors.

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