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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Minerals in the world economy 1991
Year 1991, Volume 3 (1991)

Contents,   pp. [vii]-[viii] PDF (189.4 KB)


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MINERALS IN THE WORLD ECONOMY—1991Contents 
Introduction 1 
1991 Summary 1 
Value of World Crude Mineral 
 Production 4 
 Production Index Patterns 4 
Quantitative Commodity Output . . 6 
Geographic Distribution of World 
 Mineral Output Value 8 
Value and Trends in World Mineral 
Trade 8 
Consumption 9 
Nonfuel Mineral Commodities . . . 9 
Mineral Fuel Commodities . . . . 10 
Investment 11 
Transportation 11 
Marine Transport 11 
 Bulk Carriers 11 
 Freighters 12 
 Tankers 12 
Panama and Suez Canals 12 
Prices 12 
Statistical Summary of World 
Production and Trade of Major 
Mineral Commodities for 1991 . . 12 
Update and Outlook 13 
General Summary 13 
 The Former U.S.S.R 13 
Other Ex-CMEA Countries ... 15 
 Yugoslavia 16 
 The European Community 
 Countries 16 
 The Near East 17 
 North America 17 
South and Central America . . . 18 
 Africa 18 
 China 19 
 Japan 19 
 Australia 20 
 India 20 
 Other Asian and Pacific 
  Countries 20 
Availability of Data 20 
Acknowledgments and Sources . .. 22 
Tables 
Table 1.—Estimated Value of World 
Crude Mineral Production 23 
Table 2.—Index Numbers of World 
Mineral Industry Extractive 
Production 24 
Table 3.—Index Numbers of Mineral- 
Related Industry Production . . . . 25 
Table 4.—World Production of Major 
Mineral Commodities 25 
Table 5.—World Primary Energy 
Production 29 
Table 6.—World Electric Power 
Production by Generating Plant 
Type 30 
Table 7.—World Electric Powerplant 
Capacity by Generating Plant 
Type 31 
Table 8.—Value of World Mineral 
Commodity Export Trade and Its 
Role in World Trade 31 
Table 9.—Value of Export Trade in 
Major Mineral Commodity 
Groups 32 
Table 10.—Distribution of Value of 
World Export Trade in Major 
Mineral Commodity Groups . . . . 32 
Table 1 1 .—Growth of Value of World 
Export Trade in Major Mineral 
Commodity Groups 32 
Table 12.—World Consumption of 
Selected Mineral Commodities . . . 33 
Table 13.—Annual Investment in the 
Steel Industry for Selected 
Countries 34 
Table 14.—Market Economy Country 
Petroleum Industry Capital Spending 
by Geographic Area 36 
Table 15.—Salient Statistics on U.S. 
Foreign Investment in Mineral 
Industry Activities 37 
Table 16.—World Merchant Fleet 
Distribution, by Type 38 
Table 17.—World Bulk Carrier Fleet, 
by Deadweight Tonnage of Country 
of Registry as of December 31, 
 1991 39 
Table 18.—World Freighter Fleet, by 
Deadweight Tonnage of Country of 
Registry as of December 31, 1991 39 
Table 19.—World Tanker Fleet, by 
Deadweight Tonnage of Country of 
Registry as of December 31, 1991 39 
Table 20.—World Liquid Gas Carrier 
Fleet by Number and Capacity. . . 40 
Table 21.—Panama Canal: Transits and 
Commodity Movements 40 
Table 22.—Movement of Mineral Commodities Through the Panama 
Canal 41 
Table 23 .—Nonferrous Metal Prices in 
the United States 42 
Table 24.—Nonferrous Metal Prices in 
the United Kingdom 42 
Table 25.—Leading World Producers 
ofBauxite 43 
Table 26.—Leading World Producers 
of Aluminum 44 
Table 27.—Leading World Producers 
of Chromite 44 
Table 28.—Leading World Producers 
of Mine Copper 45 
Table 29.—Leading World Producers 
of Mine Gold 46 
Table 30.—Leading World Producers of Iron Ore, Iron Ore Concentrates,
and Iron Ore Agglomerates     46 Table 3 1 .—Leading World Producers
of Crude Steel 47 
Table 32.—Leading World Producers 
ofMineLead 48 
Table 33.—Leading World Producers 
of Manganese Ore 48 
Table 34.—Leading World Producers 
of Mine Nickel 49 
Table 35.—Leading World Producers 
of Mine Silver 49 
Table 36.—Leading World Producers 
ofMineTin 50 
Table 37.—Leading World Producers 
of Mine Uranium 50 
Table 38.—Leading World Producers 
of Mine Zinc 51 
Table 39.—Leading World Producers 
of Hydraulic Cement 52 
Table 40.—Leading World Producers 
of Natural Diamond 53 
Table 41 .—Leading World Producers of Nitrogen in Ammonia     
 53
Table 42.—Leading World Producers 
of Phosphate Rock 54 
Table 43.—Leading World Producers 
of Marketable Potash 54 
Table 44.—Leading World Producers 
of Salt 55 
Table 45.—Leading World Producers 
of Elemental Sulfur 56 
Table 46.—Leading World Producers of Coal (All Grades)        
58 Table
47.—Leading World Producers of Marketed Natural Gas       60 


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