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
flagCzech Republic
0%
100%
0%
0%
10
flagItaly
3%
71%
17%
7%
28
flagthe Netherlands
10%
70%
10%
10%
20
flagDenmark
0%
70%
30%
0%
10
flagNigeria
7%
64%
21%
7%
14
flagGermany
7%
62%
21%
7%
90
flagIndia
8%
59%
22%
8%
276
flagthe United Kingdom
4%
56%
25%
11%
274
flagPoland
6%
56%
25%
11%
7062
flagPakistan
11%
55%
18%
14%
27
flagMalaysia
12%
52%
16%
20%
25
flagNorway
11%
50%
22%
16%
18
flagthe United Arab Emirates
5%
50%
22%
22%
18
flagFrance
0%
50%
50%
0%
10
flagCanada
2%
48%
37%
11%
35
flagthe United States
9%
47%
26%
14%
646
flagAustralia
6%
45%
29%
18%
44
flagthe Philippines
18%
40%
28%
12%
32
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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