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Argentina: Mining

('000 metric tons unless otherwise indicated)

  2012  2013  2014* 
Crude petroleum ('000 barrels)  207,878  204,137  194,233 
Natural gas (million cu m)  44,123  41,708  41,484 
Lead ore  26.5  26.0*  29.0 
Zinc ore  34.0  47.7  41.0 
Aluminium (primary)  413.4  440.2  442.9 
Lithium:       
  carbonate (metric tons)  10,201  9,234  11,517 
  chloride (metric tons)  3,741  4,485  6,505 
Silver ore (kg)  799,277  843,600  905,010 
Copper ore  135.7  109.6  102.6 
Gold ore (kg)  54,651  50,650  62,700 
Fluorspar (metric tons)  35,874  37,967  30,000 
Boron (crude)  479.4  426.1  450.0 
Gypsum (crude)  1,432.5  1,547.9  1,500.0 
Clay (common)  8,038.3  8,389.9  8,000.0 
Salt  1,844.0  1,652.1  1,500.0 
Sand:       
  for construction  32,133.8  38,787.8  40,000.0 
  Silica (glass) sand  615.3  658.7  700.0 
Limestone  19,855.6  20,164.0  20,000.0 
Stone (various crushed)*  20,000.0  20,000.0  20,000.0 
Rhodochrosite (kg)  87,243  115,000  120,000 
Quartzite (crushed)  1,370.1  1,475.5  1,500.0 
Gemstones (kg)  11,916  8,700  15,000 
* Estimate(s)
 Figures refer to the metal content of ores and concentrates
Source: US Geological Survey
Crude petroleum (’000 metric tons, estimates): 30,121 in 2015; 29,049 in 2016; 27,359 in 2017
Source: BP, Statistical Review of World Energy
Natural gas (million cu m, estimates): 35,491 in 2015; 38,282 in 2016; 37,150 in 2017
Source: BP, Statistical Review of World Energy

Citation: Mining (Argentina), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. Retrieved 23 October 2018 from http://www.europaworld.com/pub/entry/ar.ss.32

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