US molybdenum exports also decreased during the first five months of 2012 from 29,300 metric tons during the period of January to May 2011 to 24,600 metric tons.

According to the survey, The Netherlands was the largest consumer of US exports during the first five months of this year at 5.59 million kilograms (5,590 metric tons), followed by Mexico at 3.14 million kilograms (3,140 metric tons), Belgium at 3.1 million kilograms (3,100 metric tons), and the United Kingdom at 2.09 million kilograms (2,090 metric tons).