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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals, minerals, and fuels 1972
Year 1972, Volume 1 (1972)

Sheridan, Eugene T.
Peat,   pp. 897-904 PDF (828.0 KB)


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Table 8.—U.S. imports for consumption of peat moss in 1972, 
by grade and customs district 
Poultry and stable grade 
Customs District — 
Fertilizer 
grade 
Total 
~ 
Short tons Value 
Short tons 
Value 
Short tons 
Value 
(thousands) 
(thousands) 
(thousands) 
Total                          3,258  222 307,233 16,951 310,491 17,173PEAT
901 
ports, supplying 96% of the total peat im- from West Germany, Ireland, and
Sweden. ported. Virtually all of the remaining for- The decline in shipments
from these couneign peat was supplied by Europe. tries, however, was partially
offset by a European shipments decreased 8%, substantially larger shipment
from Poland. 
principally because of smaller shipments Imported peat was classified according
to 
Table 7.—U.S. imports for consumption of peat moss, by grade and country
Poultry and stable grade 
Country 
Short tons Value 
 Fertiliz Short tons 
er grade 
 ~— Value 
Total 
 — Short tons Value 
(thousands) 
(thousands) 
(thousands) 
1971 
Canada 1,941 $129 281,519 $14,403 283,460 $14,532 
Denmark -- - 19 1 19 1 
Germany, West 513 21 9,327 423 9,840 444 
Ireland 6 3 172 10 178 13 
Mexico -_ -- 93 4 93 4 
Netherlands 13 1 -- -- 13 1 
Poland -- -- 2,308 121 2,308 121 
Sweden -- -- 319 22 319 22 
United Kingdom -- - - 53 4 53 4 
 Total 2,473 154 293,810 14,988 296,283 15,142 
1972 
Canada 2,057 162 296,743 16,335 298,800 16,497 
France -_ -- 14 1 14 1 
Germany, West 857 46 7,337 450 8,194 496 
Ireland -_ - - 14 1 14 1 
Norway 22 2 -- -- 22 2 
Poland 187 6 3,075 163 3,262 169 
Sweden 3 3 - - - 3 3 
Taiwan 22 1 - - - 22 1 
U.S.S.R 110 2 - - - - 110 2 
United Kingdom -- - - 50 1 50 1 
 Total 3,258 222 307,233 16,951 310,491 17,173 
Baltimore, Md 61 
Boston, Mass -- 
Buffalo, N.Y 135 
Charleston, S.C 17 
Detroit, Mich 142 
Duluth, Minn - - 
Great Falls, Mont 22 
Honolulu, Hawaii 6 
Houston, Tex - - 
Los Angeles, Calif -- 
Miami, Fla - 
Mobile, Ala 428 
New Orleans, .La - 
New York, N.Y 136 
Norfolk, Va -- 
Ogdensburg, N.Y 19 
Pembina, N. Dak 1,174 
Philadelphia, Pa 109 
Portland, Maine 542 
Portland, Oreg 32 
St. Albans, Vt 17 
San Francisco, Calif 69 
San Juan, P.R -- 
Savannah, Ga 182 
Seattle, Wash - - 
Tampa,Fla 167 
 $4 994 $45 1,055 $49 
 - - 234 18 234 18 
 11 22,982 1,236 23,117 1,247 
 1 - - - _ 17 1 
 11 44,977 2,880 45,119 2,891 
 -- 3,230 284 3,230 284 
 1 8,557 491 8,579 492 
 1 -- -- 6 1 
 - - 408 22 408 22 
 - - 659 42 659 42 
 - - 233 19 23.3 19 
 23 1,346 76 1,774 99 
  1,533 65 1,533 - 65 
 6 962 58 1,098 64 
 - - 448 19 448 19 
 1 85,068 4,235 85,087 4,236 
 80 21,059 1,113 22,233 1,193 
 5 528 32 637 37 
 56 12,999 658 13,541 714 
 2 102 5 134 7 
 1 45,273 2,236 45,290 2,237 
 6 636 71 705 77 
 - - 769 53 769 53 
 7 339 16 521 23 
 -_ 52,605 3,200 52,605 3,200 
 6 1,292 77 1,459 83 


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