# Consumption of Magnesite & Magnesium

### Short description

Apparent consumption of Magnesite & Magnesium expressed in tonnes.

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

Magnesite is mainly used for refractory industries such as steel and cement. It also also used for other applications such as for environmental and agricultural uses. Magnesium is mainly used in aluminium alloys and magnesium die-casting. As such it helps to provide lightweight materials and premium corrosion performance.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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