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%
21%
11%
126
flagNorway
8%
58%
20%
12%
24
flagIndia
8%
57%
25%
8%
385
flagthe United Kingdom
5%
55%
25%
12%
380
flagPoland
7%
54%
26%
11%
10624
flagPakistan
10%
51%
24%
14%
49
flagMalaysia
11%
51%
18%
18%
27
flagFrance
16%
50%
25%
8%
24
flagSingapore
11%
50%
27%
11%
18
flagthe United States
10%
46%
26%
15%
803
flagNigeria
8%
45%
37%
8%
24
flagAustralia
7%
43%
35%
14%
57
flagCanada
4%
40%
40%
14%
47
flagthe Philippines
17%
40%
25%
17%
47
flagRepublic of Ireland
9%
38%
42%
9%
21
flagUnknown
7%
35%
40%
16%
450

Gender

men46%
women48%
oil
8%
7%
silver
46%
48%
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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