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World graphite reserves by country 2017

World graphite reserves as of 2017, by country (in thousand metric tons)

The data illustrates the world reserves of graphite as of 2017, sorted by major countries. As of that year, the reserves of natural graphite in Brazil were estimated to be approx. 70 million metric tons. Graphite is a native element mineral and a semimetal, comprised of a crystalline allotrope of carbon. One of its well known uses is as the 'lead' in pencils.

Turkey 90000
Brazil 70000
China 55000
Mozambique 17000
Tanzania 17000
India 8000
Mexico 3100
Madagascar 1600