Asbestos Imports

Tonnage of Asbestos imported into the UK from 1940

 Year Crocidolite Amosite Chrysotile Anthophyllite Total
1940 2,655 4,522 88,500 95,177
1946 967 2,673 50,722 54,362
1947 72,630
1948 94,155
1949 97,355
1950 5267 8,190 110,000 123,457
1951 135,194
1952 137,164
1953 112,925
1954 126,600
1955 6,822 12,308 122,965 142,095
1956 149,687
1957 139,679
1958 133,801
1959 135,945
1960 4,006 23,539 142,000 169,545
1961 169,680
1962 147,712
1963 160,419
1964 186,946
1965 3,425 22,582 147,265 78 173,350
1966 170,900
1967 152,070
1968 159,510
1969 145,920
1970 563 21,565 132,500 154,628
1971 150,180
1972 150,300
1973 183,100
1974 153,100
1975 Nil 19,219 119,741 225 139,185
1976 14,900 130,000 144,900
1977 127,200
1978 117,700
1979 116,700
1980 500 94,180 94,680
1981 260 67,530 67,530
1982 20 52,240 52,260
1983 nil 45,150 45,150
1984 41,560 41,560
1985 37,640 37,640
1986 26,770 26,770
1987 24,100 24,100
1988 24,700 24,700
1989 15,110 15,110
1990
1991 10,740 10,740
1992 10,269 10,269
1993 9,681 9,681
1994 11,467 11,467
1995 10,164 10,164
1996 7,099 7,099
1997 4,820 4,820
1998 1,840 1,840
Total 5,318,851