Maps of World
Current, Credible, Consistent
World Map / World Mineral Producer / World Gypsum Producing Countries

World Gypsum Producing Countries

World Gypsum Producing Countries Map
Description : The map showing major Gypsum Producing Countries in World. Disclaimer

Gypsum is an abundant mineral that was formed millions of years ago due to evaporation of shallow seas. Gypsum is a common, very soft sulfate mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate.
The second softest mineral, it is found in alabaster.

Gypsum is extensively found in sedimentary rocks. It is deposited from saline lake and sea water, as well as in hot springs from volcanic vapors. Gypsum is also found disseminated in limestones, dolomitic limestones, and some shales.

The World Map of Gypsum producing Countries shows a list of countries that have large gypsum deposits and produce the mineral in large quantities.

As shown in the map, China is the largest producer of gypsum; in 2010 it produced an estimated 45,000 metric tonnes of gypsum. The second-largest gypsum producer is Iran followed by Spain, the United States, Thailand, Japan, Mexico, Italy, Canada, Australia, Turkey, Russia, Egypt, India, France, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Germany, Algeria, United Kingdom, Poland, and Argentina.

In the United States, commercial sedimentary gypsum deposits occur in New York and Michigan. In France, gypsum is common in the marls and clays of the Paris basin, especially in Montmartre.

Crude gypsum is used as a fluxing agent, fertilizer, and as a filler in paper and textiles. It is also often used as a retarder in portland cement.

Major Producers of Gypsum in world-2010
Country Production (Thousand Metric Tonnes)
United States9,400
Saudi Arabia2,100
United Kingdom1,700
Other Countries11,400

Last updated on December 20, 2012

  World Mineral Producer  
World Aluminium Producing CountriesWorld Flurospar ProducersWorld Potash Producing Countries
World Asbestos ProducersWorld Fullers Earth ProducersWorld Rare Earths Producers
World Barytes ProducersWorld Garnet ProducersWorld Rock Phosphate Producers
World Bauxite Producing CountriesWorld Gold Producing CountriesWorld Rutile Producing Countries
World Bentonite ProducersWorld Graphite ProducersWorld Sand and Gravel Producers
World Boron Producing CountriesWorld Gypsum Producing CountriesWorld Selenium Producers
World Cadmium ProducersWorld Ilmenite ProducersWorld Silver Producing Countries
World Cement Producing CountriesWorld Iron Producing CountriesWorld Sulphur Producing Countries
World Chromium ProducersWorld Kaolin Producing CountriesWorld Talc Producers
World Cobalt Producing CountriesWorld Magnesite ProducersWorld Tellurium Producers
World Copper Producing CountriesWorld Manganese Producing CountriesWorld Tin Producing Countries
World Crude Oil Producing CountriesWorld Molybdenum ProducersWorld Vanadium Producers
World Crude Steel ProducersWorld Natural Gas Producing CountriesWorld Vermiculite Producers
World Diamond Producing CountriesWorld Nickel Producing CountriesWorld Wollastone Producers
World Diatomite ProducersWorld Perlite ProducersWorld Zinc Producing Countries
World Felspar ProducersWorld Pig Iron ProducersWorld Zirconium Producing Countries