Consumption of Tungsten (metal)

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Apparent consumption of Tungsten - Metal expressed in tonnes.

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

Tungsten (Wolframium) is used for the production of cemented carbides, fabricated products and alloys. Tungsten alloys are used in lighting technology, electrical and electronic technology, high-temperature technology, welding, spark erosion, space travel and aircraft devices, armaments and laser technology.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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