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Global Trade in Asbestos 2010 by Laurie Kazan-Allen

Provisional figures detailing the global production and consumption of asbestos have been obtained which show that despite increasing mobilization by civil society against the use of asbestos, over 2 million tonnes of asbestos were used in 2010. As in the past, the biggest producers remain: Russia (1 million tonnes/t), China 400,000 t, Brazil (270,000 t), Kazakhstan (214,000 t) and Canada (100,000 t). Compared to the figures for 2009, minor increases in production have been achieved by China and Kazakhstan while a small decrease has been noted for Brazil. The most startling development is the collapse of Canadian production from 150,000 t (2009) to 100,000 (2010), a fall of 30%. The near exhaustion of available Canadian asbestos is motivating industry stakeholders' support for a new asbestos underground mine which they hope will benefit from a $58 million loan guarantee by the Quebec government. This controversial plan has been decried by medical authorities, scientists and concerned citizens in Canada and abroad.

Significant increases have been recorded in top asbestos using countries:

                    2009          2010

China       563,313       613,760
India        340,544        426,363
Russia      276,820        263,037
Brazil       140,272        139,153
Thailand   102,738        79,250
Indonesia 82,302         111,848

As can be seen by the statistical analysis above, increasing consumption of 25% and 36% over the last year have been recorded by India and Indonesia, respectively. The particularly worrying aspect of this trend is the fact that legislation mandating worker and consumer protective measures is lacking in both countries.