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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook area reports: international 1972
Year 1972, Volume 3 (1972)

Wininger, Donald C
Burma,   pp. 179-186 PDF (770.5 KB)


Page 181

THE MINERAL INDUSTRY OF BURMA 
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 Burma's imports of mineral and related products dropped from $31 million
in 1970—71 to $18 million in 1971—72. The largest item was base
metals and manufactures, which reached $24 million in 
1970—71 but declined to possibly only $18 
million in 1971—72. Coal and coke imports 
showed the greatest change, declining from 
about $4 million in 1970—71 to less than 
31 million in 1971—72. 
Table 2.—Burma: Exports and reexports of mineral commodities 
(Metric tons unless otherwise specified) 
- - Commodity 
1970 
1971 
Principal destinations, 1971 
METALS 
Antimony ore and concentrate           
Copper matte                      Lead metal, unwrought: 
Refined                        
Antimonial                      
Nickel matte and speiss                
Silver, unwrought thousand troy ounces - 
Tin ore and concentrate i long tons.. 
Tungsten: 
Straight tungsten concentrate       Mixed tin-tungsten concentrates     
Zinc ore and concentrate  
220 
2,688 
166 
1,057 
456 
275 
51 
5,530 
562 
239 
7,423 
427 
2,207 
451 
1,604 
260 
340 
4,757 
Belgium-Luxembourg 250; Japan 159; West Germany 152. 
Allto Belgium-Luxembourg. 
India 5,282; People's Republic of China 2,000; Japan 100. 
India 221; United States 206. 
All to West Germany. 
All to Netherlands. 
Japan 1,008; Spain 307; Netherlands 139. 
India 150; Japan 110. 
West Germany 127; United Kingdom 98; Spain 60. 
All to Japan. 
NONMETALS 
Gem stones other than diamond: 
Jade: 
 Uncut thousand carats.. 
 Cut but not set do. 
Rubies: 
 Uncut do - 
 Cut but not set do... 
Sapphires: 
 Uncut do~ 
 Cut but not set do~ - - - 
Precious and semiprecious stones, n.e.s.: 
 Uncut do... 
 Cut but not set do.~. Salt                       
80 
23 
1,238 
2 
521 
9 
99 
2 
174 
94 
22 
2 
38 
5 
-- 
1 
16,153 
All to Hong Kong. 
Hong Kong 69; Chile 15; Japan 10. 
All to Hong Kong. 
Mainly to Hong Kong. 
HongKong33;Switzerland5. 
Mainly to Switzerland. 
Mainly to France. 
Malaysiall,882;Singapore4,271. 
MINERAL FUELS AND RELATED MATERIALS 
Petroleum refinery products: 
 Gasoline 42-gallon barrels~ Kerosine do.. Distillate fuel oil .~do_ Residual
fuel oil do - - Lubricants do - - - Other do... 
- - 
(2) 
18,436 
11,316 
33 
99,227 
1 
1 
15,881 
42,978 
62 
117,603 
- 
NA. 
NA. - 
NA. 
NA. 
NA. 
Japan 28,389; United Kingdom 23,434; Singapore 18,789. 
NA Not available. 
' See also tungsten for mixed tin-tungsten concentrates. 2Less than 3/3 unit.


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