Key Market Indicators
South Africa’s imports of asbestos dropped by nearly 90% in 2021, compared to 2020. Since 2005, the country’s demand has decreased by 58%. Bosnia and Herzegovina was the number one importer, followed by China, Indonesia and Myanmar. Meanwhile, South African exports of asbestos were almost 2,600 kilograms in 2018, a 1.1% decrease from 2017. Since 2005, the country’s supply has decreased by 45%. Senegal was the number one exporter, followed by Kazakhstan, Brazil and China.