ASBESTOS FACTS 2022
March 22, 2022
1 Asbestos Policies of Major International Agencies. Accessed March 20, 2022.
2 Chrysotile Asbestos Facts. 2016.
3 Based on consumption data provided by the United States Geological Survey for the year 2016; no global usage data has been uploaded since then.
4 United States Geological Survey. Asbestos - Mineral Commodity Summaries. January 2022.
5 Kazan-Allen, L. The Fight for Ukraine Sovereignty over its Asbestos Policy. September 20, 2021.
Kazan-Allen, L Ukraines Asbestos War. April 15, 2021.
6 In 2019, Russias asbestos exports earned the country $191M (million); the biggest importers of Russian asbestos that year were India ($131M), Indonesia ($34.8M), Uzbekistan ($32M). China ($31.9M) and Sri Lanka ($11.7M).
In 2020, Russian asbestos exports were valued at $175M; the biggest importers were India ($67M), China ($38.5M), Indonesia ($22M), Sri Lanka ($9.4M), Vietnam ($9.4M), Uzbekistan ($7.8M), Thailand ($7.6M) and Bangladesh ($6.5M).
According to a Russian article uploaded on March 12, 2022, Orenberg Minerals the owner of the biggest asbestos producer in Russia is sending asbestos shipments by rail to China and at the same time we are solving the issue of delivering products through this country to Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. We are looking for opportunities to arrange supplies to Vietnam and Indonesia. We are trying to resolve issues with Iran and Turkey on shipment to India, but so far it has not been possible.
Андрей Гольм рассказал о работе «Оренбургских минералов» в условиях санкций [Andrey Golm spoke about the work of Orenburg Minerals under sanctions], March 12, 2022.