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%
73%
20%
6%
15
flagthe United Arab Emirates
3%
68%
13%
13%
29
flagthe Netherlands
12%
65%
9%
12%
32
flagGermany
6%
62%
20%
9%
122
flagItaly
2%
62%
28%
5%
35
flagNorway
8%
58%
20%
12%
24
flagthe United Kingdom
4%
56%
25%
12%
370
flagIndia
8%
56%
24%
8%
345
flagPoland
6%
54%
26%
11%
10015
flagMalaysia
11%
53%
15%
19%
26
flagNigeria
10%
50%
30%
10%
20
flagSingapore
11%
50%
27%
11%
18
flagPakistan
11%
48%
25%
13%
43
flagthe United States
10%
47%
26%
14%
731
flagCanada
2%
44%
44%
9%
43
flagAustralia
5%
43%
35%
15%
51
flagthe Philippines
16%
42%
23%
16%
42
flagFrance
21%
36%
31%
10%
19
flagRepublic of Ireland
10%
35%
45%
10%
20
flagUnknown
7%
34%
41%
16%
417

Gender

men47%
women48%
oil
8%
7%
silver
47%
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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