Zinc is the fourth-most common metal in use with an annual production of about 12 million tonnes. The world consumption of zinc is around 10774000 tons. China, United States, and Japan are the largest consumers of zinc.
The World Map of Zinc Producing Countries shows the list of the major countries that produce large quantities of zinc.
As the data in the map shows, China is the world's largest zinc producer; in 2010, the country produced 3500 thousand metric tonnes of zinc.
The second-largest zinc-producing nation is Peru while the third place is occupied by Australia.
India ranks fourth in zinc production followed by the United States, Canada, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Bolivia, and Ireland.
Zinc is an essential mineral required by the human body, the deficiency of which can cause a multiple diseases.
|COUNTRY||PRODUCTION IN THOUSAND METRIC TONNES|
|World Total (rounded)||12000|
Last updated on December 20, 2012
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