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In my recent article, "Why Energy Storage Investors Must Understand Resource Constraints," I used data from a table that was prepared by my friend and colleague Jack Lifton and shortened by me for purposes of the article.

I managed to screw up Jack's numbers when I took out a few lines and that error slipped my per capita production numbers for all metals after copper up by one level. The following uses the entire table from Jack and recalculates all per capita values.

Natural Data Annual Production Per Capita
Resource Year (Metric Tons) (Kilograms)
Crude Oil 2009 4,189,210,000 616.060
Raw Steel 2009 1,100,000,000 161.765
Aluminum 2009 36,900,000 5.426
Chromium 2009 23,000,000 3.382
Copper 2009 15,800,000 2.324
Zinc 2009 11,100,000 1.632
Manganese 2009 9,600,000 1.412
Boron 2009 4,500,000 0.662
Lead 2009 3,900,000 0.574
Nickel 2009 1,430,000 0.210
Magnesium 2009 570,000 0.084
Strontium 2009 420,000 0.062
Tin 2009 307,000 0.045
Molybdenum 2009 200,000 0.029
Antimony 2009 187,000 0.028
Cerium 2009 62,992 0.009
Cobalt 2009 62,000 0.009
Niobium 2009 62,000 0.009
Tungsten 2009 58,000 0.009
Vanadium 2009 54,000 0.008
Uranium 2008 42,700 0.006
Lanthanum 2009 32,860 0.005
Silver 2009 21,400 0.003
Neodymium 2009 19,096 0.003
Cadmium 2009 18,800 0.003
Lithium 2009 18,000 0.003

I want to thank anomium for catching the error and pointing it out and apologize for any confusion my error created.

Source: Understanding Resource Constraints: An Update