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Metals and minerals production 2011-2015

  2011 2012 2013 2014  2015 
Metal concentrates (tonnes)          
Sulphur concentrate 804 884 909 299 994 155 1 035 637 1 039 671
Chrome concentrate 692 527 425 217 981 752 1 034 750 946 188
Nickel concentrate 87 974 99 089 137 911 126 801 108 303
Zinc concentrate 91 196 89 026 72 910 77 425 55 585
Copper concentrate 48 668 104 393 145 758 163 016 165 021
Cobalt concentrate 0 117 819 76 210 51 258 44 419
Metals and metallurgical products (a part is extracted from imported raw materials; tonnes)  
Raw and stainless steel (billets) 3 989 000 3 759 000 3 517 000 3 808 000 3 988 000
Ferrochrome 231 405 228 744 433 677 441 292 457 063
Zinc 307 352 314 742 311 686 302 024 305 717
Cathode copper 124 360 129 256 135 840 146 542 141 474
Nickel products, t Ni 49 823 46 275 44 498 42 750 60 709
Cobalt products, t Co 10 627 10 562 10 798 12 551 9 615
Germanium products, t Ge 12 16 17 17 13
Selenium (kg) 85 663 92 769 72 459 93 682 93 051
Silver (kg) 73 081 128 200 100 890 142 360 125 720
Gold (kg) 8 461 10 886 9 981 9 385 10 286
Mine production of precious metals          
Gold (kg) 6 674 9 100 8 660 8 085 8 342
Silver (kg) 11 160 10 479 14 226 12 830 13 051
Platinum (kg) # 429 946 1 060 992
Palladium (kg) # 379 766 808 784
Industrial minerals & rocks (tonnes)          
Apatite concentrate 869 694 858 005 877 189 946 234 956 564
Talc concentrate 429 494 396 332 361 840 380 821 332 174
Magnesite sand - - - 12 276 22 390
Quartz concentrate and lumps 153 159 111 183 90 131 87 903 103 587
Feldspar concentrates 26 292 43 124 47 636 46 233 38 026
Wollastonite concentrate 11 500
"Biotite" 31 504 27 493 42 150 41 997 38 169
Mica concentrate 12 896 12 112 11 244 11 973 11 836
Soapstone products 28 827 27 708 23 062 20 369 17 430
Rocks for rockwool production 223 584 188 896 226 926 122 822 88 280
Cement 1 401 427
Use of limestone (tonnes) in/as          
Cement production 1 600 000
Agricultural limestone & dolomite 450 233
Quicklime production 220 000
Other end uses 703 485
Total 2 973 718

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Source: Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes) (More info: http://www.tukes.fi)
Ministry of Employment and the Economy (More info:http://www.tem.fi/)
Geological Survey of Finland
Last update: Aug 10, 2017
by Jussi Pokki

1995-2000  |  2001-2005  |  2006-2010  |  2011-2015

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