# Consumption of Fluorspar

### Short description

Apparent consumption of Fluorspar expressed in tonnes.

Apparent consumption is calculated as Production + Imports - Exports for each country in the ERA.

Fluorspar is used the production of chemicals, steel, aluminium and other applications such as glass and ceramics.1

### Original data

Unit for original data:
Tonnes (metric) of production, imports and exports
Date of extraction:
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
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