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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: international 1971
Year 1971, Volume 3 (1971)

Broderick, Grace N.
Austria,   pp. 119-130 PDF (1.1 MB)


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(Metric tons unless otherwise specified) 
Commodity 1969 1970 1971 P 
 27,268 27,537 27,226 
 89,680 90,004 
 34,719 32,202 
90,698 
59,353 
 623 610 467 
 707 749 NA 
 25 22 25 
 2,349 2,262 
 19,325 22,504 
 7,000 6,800 
2,649 
21,295 
7,200 
 3,982 3,997 4,171 
 2,816 2,964 2,849 
 6 6 4 
 3,926 4,079 3,960 
 2,916 3,025 2,965 
 6,807 6,003 
7,715 
 7,480 8,743 9,314 
 7,244 6,858 5,881 
 77,834 81,074 83,415 
 118,315 175,864 225,055 
 160 125 68 
 136 85 46 
  119The Mineral Industry of Austria 
By Grace N. Broderick1 
 During 1971 Austria produced a variety of mineral commodities including
aluminum, coal, copper, lead and zinc, iron and steel, cement, graphite,
kaolin, magnesite, salt, crude oil and natural gas. Except for magnesite
and graphite, production was not significant by world standards and imports
of raw minerals and fuels were essential to sustain the industrial economy.
 The Austrian economy in 1971 continued its unprecedented boom. Although
the growth rate declined from 7.1 percent in 1970 to about 6 percent in 1971,
domestic consumer buying, the construction industry, and tourism kept the
economy moving at a high level. Only a small part of the gross national product
(GNP) was contributed by the mineral industry. 
 In 1971 Austria's state-owned Osterreichisch-Alpine Montangesellschaft A.
G. (OAMG), of Vienna, and a number of private firms formed a new mining and
exploration company, Austromineral Osterreichische Gesellschaft für
Lagerstattenschliessung, Bergbau und Mineralwirtschaft 
G.m.b.H. KG; participation in this new company has since been acquired by
the nationalized Vereinigte Osterreichische Eisen und Stahlwerke A.G. (VOEST),
of Linz. The company was formed to ensure that the country's raw material
needs are met on a systematic basis, and the company is to provide a wide
range of services. It will undertake prospecting work, both in Austria and
overseas, and will participate in exploiting promising deposits. 
1 Physical scientist, Division of Ferrous Metals. 
Table 1.—Austria: Production of mineral commodities 
METALS 
Aluminum: 
Alumina (abrasive-grade), gross weight 
Metal: 
Primary 
Secondary 
Antimony: 
Mine output, metal content 
Antimony sulfide                                        
Cadmium metal                                            
Copper: 
Mine output, metal content of ore 
Metal, refined, including secondary 
Germanium, metal content of concentrates kilograms 
Iron and steel: 
   Iron ore and concentrate, gross weight thousand tons - 
   Pig iron                                          
   Ferroalloys (electric furnace) do~ 
   Crude steel do... 
   Semimanufactures do...... 
Lead: 
   Mine output, metal content of ore 
   Metal: 
      Primary                                            
      Secondary                                          
Manganese, Mn content of domestic iron ore                       
Silver metal, including secondary troy ounces.... 
Tungsten, metal content of: 
   Crudeore                                              
Concentrate                                            
See footnotes at end of table. 


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