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Table 2 Annual emissions of mercury by selected world region [11] (Mg/year)

From: Mercury in the terrestrial environment: a review

  2000 2015 2000–2015
growth (%/year)
2010–2015
growth (%/year)
USA 127.7 42.7 − 66.6 − 10.2
OECD Europe 106.2 38.0 − 64.2 − 5.8
Canada 12.7 8.3 − 34.6 − 3.2
Eastern Europe 49.4 33.6 − 32.0 − 1.3
Central America 33.5 34.3 2.4 5.4
South Asia 120.8 191.6 58.6 4.6
Eastern Africa 19.1 72.9 281.7 4.0
East Asia 532.7 1012.3 90.0 2.6
South America 239.0 275.8 15.4 0.7
Southeast Asia 224.6 187.5 − 16.5 2.2
Global total 1964.1 2389.8 21.7 1.8