World Mine Production of Silver
In Thousands of Kilograms In Metric Tons
Australia Canada China Mexico Peru U.S. World
1992          1,218       1,220         800       2,098       1,614       1,800       14,900
1993          1,092         896         840       2,136       1,671       1,640       14,100
1994          1,045         768         810       2,215       1,768       1,490       14,000
1995             939       1,285         910       2,324       1,929       1,560       14,900
1996          1,013       1,309       1,140       2,528       1,970       1,570       15,100
1997          1,106       1,224       1,300       2,679       2,090       2,180       16,500
1998          1,474       1,196       1,300       2,686       2,025       2,060       17,200
1999          1,720       1,246       1,320       2,467       2,231       1,950       17,700
2000*          2,060       1,212       1,600       2,620       2,145       1,980       18,300
2001*          2,100       1,271       1,800       2,760       2,353       1,740       18,700
*numbers not final
Major Uses of Silver U.S. (2000)
In Millions of Troy Ounces
End Use Amount
Photographic Materials 104
Electrical Contacts - Conductors 32.7
Coinage 10
Brazing Alloy & Soldiers 8.6
Catalysts 6.3
Jewelry 6.1
Sterling Ware 5.6
Batteries 5.2
COMEX Warehouse of Stocks of Silver (Jan 1)
In Thousands of Troy Ounces
1993       272,824
1994       251,685
1995       260,708
1996       159,695
1997       204,051
1998       110,437
1999        75,807
2000        75,945
2001        93,983
2002       104,547