At present, there is only one producer of fused magnesia in Australia, QMAG, majority owned by Australian Magnesium Corporation.
The World Map of Magnesite Producers shows a list of the countries that produce vast quantities of magnesite. As the data in the map shows, China leads the world in the production of magnesite; in 2010 the country produced over 3.2 million metric tonnes of the carbonate. Two-thirds of worldwide magesite reserves are concentrated in China. Turkey ranks second with an annual production of 6 million tonnes of magnesite.
The third place is occupied by North Korea followed by Russia, Austria, Slovakia, Spain, Greece, India, Brazil, and Australia.
Magnesite is used in a variety of industrial and agricultural applications. It is used as a feed supplement to cattle, fertilizers, as an insulating material in electrical appliances, industrial fillers, and in flue gas desulphurization.
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Last updated On : December 20, 2012
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