The production of cadmium in the recent years has declined because of its undesirable presence in fertilizers and environmental concerns forbid the production of the metal. This has overshadowed the positive industrial applications of the metal leading to lesser production.
The World Map of Cadmium Producers shows a list of the major countries producing cadmium in vast quantities. As the data in the map shows, China leads the world in the production of cadmium; in 2010 the country produced over 5600 metric tonnes of cadmium.
Korea is the second-largest cadmium producer with an annual production of 3200 metric tonnes of the metal. The third place is occupied by Japan followed by Kazakhstan, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Poland, India, United States, Netherlands, Germany, Peru, and Australia.
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Last updated on December 20, 2012
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