Which Country Produces the Most Quartz Crystal?

Other Mining And Quarrying March 17, 2017
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

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Global natural quartz crystal market production was estimated at approx. 15.8 million tonnes in 2015, an increase of 761 thousand tonnes against the figure recorded for 2014. There was an annual increase of +1.7% in physical terms, for the period from 2007 to 2015. In value terms, quartz crystal production stood at 1,503 million USD.

Data on domestic production is based on the UNSD data and the national statistical agencies of the major producing countries. However, all this data is incomplete, and the national statistical agencies do not provide detailed data on the manufacturing and production of natural quartz crystal. Therefore, production data is estimated and is based on official production statistics, supplemented by calculations based on official import-export statistics, assessments of international and industry organizations and associations, industry publications (incl. USGS and BGS publications), and other data from public sources. Please note that although the maximum possible range of relevant sources has been used, the data is not official and its completeness and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, the figures in the "Production" chapter should be used with caution, as well as in the "Market Overview" chapter, as they reflect each other.

According to market research conducted by IndexBox, the countries with the largest production of quartz crystal in absolute volumes were Turkey (3,769 thousand tonnes), France (1,756 thousand tonnes), Canada (1,690 thousand tonnes) and Kazakhstan (1,541 thousand tonnes).

The most notable rates of growth with regard to quartz crystal production amongst the main producing countries from 2007 to 2015 were attained by Kazakhstan (+10.6% per year) and Turkey (+7.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth. This data illustrates that Turkey's quartz crystal production has considerably boosted its export vocation over the last few years.

Top 5 quartz crystal (natural) producing countries in 2015

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Source: World: Quartz Crystal (Natural) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025