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
flagthe Netherlands
10%
70%
10%
10%
20
flagDenmark
0%
70%
30%
0%
10
flagItaly
3%
68%
20%
6%
29
flagGermany
7%
62%
21%
8%
98
flagIndia
9%
58%
22%
8%
282
flagPoland
6%
56%
25%
10%
7421
flagthe United Kingdom
4%
56%
25%
12%
287
flagNigeria
12%
56%
25%
6%
16
flagMalaysia
12%
52%
16%
20%
25
flagPakistan
13%
50%
23%
13%
30
flagNorway
11%
50%
22%
16%
18
flagthe United Arab Emirates
5%
50%
22%
22%
18
flagthe United States
9%
47%
26%
14%
663
flagCanada
2%
47%
39%
10%
38
flagFrance
7%
46%
46%
0%
13
flagUU
10%
45%
35%
10%
20
flagSingapore
9%
45%
36%
9%
11
flagAustralia
6%
44%
31%
17%
45
flagthe Philippines
17%
40%
28%
14%
35
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
35%
50%
14%
14

Gender

men55%
women50%
oil
7%
7%
silver
55%
50%
cadmium
27%
32%
zinc
9%
9%

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