Which resource used to be greatly consumed by the photo processing industry before the age of digital photography?

oil
silver
cadmium
zinc
Pho­tog­ra­phy used 31% of the silver consumed in 1998. By 2010, it dropped to 7%.

Answers distribution

oil
silver
cadmium
zinc
answers
flagUkraine
0%
80%
15%
5%
20
flagthe United Arab Emirates
3%
68%
13%
13%
29
flagthe Netherlands
12%
66%
9%
12%
33
flagItaly
2%
62%
28%
5%
35
flagGermany
6%
60%
20%
11%
125
flagNorway
8%
58%
20%
12%
24
flagthe United Kingdom
4%
56%
25%
12%
374
flagIndia
8%
56%
25%
8%
357
flagPoland
7%
54%
26%
11%
10328
flagPakistan
11%
51%
24%
13%
45
flagMalaysia
11%
51%
18%
18%
27
flagNigeria
9%
50%
31%
9%
22
flagSingapore
11%
50%
27%
11%
18
flagthe United States
10%
47%
26%
14%
745
flagAustralia
5%
44%
35%
14%
54
flagthe Philippines
17%
42%
24%
15%
45
flagCanada
2%
41%
41%
15%
46
flagRepublic of Ireland
9%
38%
42%
9%
21
flagFrance
21%
36%
31%
10%
19
flagUnknown
7%
34%
40%
15%
432

Gender

men46%
women48%
oil
8%
7%
silver
46%
49%
cadmium
32%
32%
zinc
12%
11%

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Which resource used to be greatly consumed by the photo processing industry before the age of digital photography?
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