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World precious metal mining trends 1994-2017

I went through all annual U.S. Geological Survey’s Mineral Commodity Summaries for gold, silver, platinum and palladium for the last 23 years. From these reports I collected the annual world mine production for each year, and I also noted the top three producers of each metal for 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2017. The intention was to get an overview of year-on-year variability in mine output, the long term output trends […]

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Palm oil – some notes

Supply (production) Index Mundi’s list of palm oil producers shows that Indonesia produces 40.5 million tons (55% of world annual total) Malaysia produces 21.0 million tons (28% of world total) Thailand produces 4.0 million tons (4% of world total) World total is about 72.5 million tons The annual yield varies only moderately due to weather conditions. Land use  Indonesia; 11.7 million ha (of 190 million ha; 6%) Malaysia; 4.5 million ha […]

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