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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook area reports: international 1968
Year 1968, Volume IV (1970)

Michalski, Bernadette
Czechoslovakia,   pp. 221-226 PDF (492.9 KB)


Page 221

  221The Mineral Industry 
of Czechoslovakia 
By Bernadette Michaiski 1 
 Coking coal and nonmetallics remained the principal minerals produced in
Czechoslovakia. The abundant fuel and refractory clay resources have supported
significant metallurgical and fabricating industries. Although the nation
is almost totally de 
pendent upon iron ore imports, it ranked about 10th among world producers
of steel and expansion and development programs were under way to assure
Czechoslovakia a continued position as a aignilicant world steel producer.
PRODUCTION 
 Production figures for many commodities were unavailable for 1968. While
the year's unrest may have resulted in reduced output of several commodities,
Czechoslovakia reported an overall industrial production 
growth rate of 5.2 percent in 1968 compared with the 7.5 percent average
growth for 1965—67. 
 1 Foreign mineral specialist, Division of International Activities. 


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