Based on the trend of the 20-year period 1950-70, domestic primary mineral demand will exceed production by $64 billion (1970 dollars) in the year 2000. Several options are open to avoid future balance-of-payments crises or reduced living standards. The options briefly discussed are recycle more mineral scrap, increase exports, increase the rate of growth of mineral production, and decrease the rate of growth of consumption.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Notification of this article appeared in the Bureau of Mines--New Publications, January 1973, Monthly List 693.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Navy, Communications Branch

    HMS Mercury, East Meon
    Petersfield, Hampshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Feitler, S A
  • Publication Date: 1972-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 5-6
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Mines
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1973 12:00AM