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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals and minerals 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 1 (1978-1979)

Peterson, E. C.; Collins, C. T.
Iron ore,   pp. 433-456 PDF (2.4 MB)


Page 434

agreement on specific problems of the iron was tentatively scheduled for
late 1979, but ore industry that might be eased by interna- was not held.
tional action. A third preparatory meeting 
Table 1.—Salient iron ore statistics 
(Thousand long tons and thousand dollars) 
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MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 
 0 ,p"~, / IMPORTS 
 20 — 
 0    1 1    1  I    I 
 1955 1960  1965 1970  1975 1980 
Figure 1 —United States iron ore production and imports for consumption
1975 
1976 
1977 
1978 
1979 
United States: 
Iron ore (usable,1 less than 5% manganese): 
Production2                        
Shipments                         
 Value                         
 Average value at mines per ton     Exports                           
 Value                         
Imports for consumption              Value                         
Consumption (iron ore and 
 agglomerates)                     
Stocks Dec. 31: 
 78,866 ~75,695 
~$1,620,599 $21.41 
 2,537 
$60,071 
 46,743 
$860,496 
114,126 
 79,993 
277,076 
2$1,871,114 
 $24.28 
 2,913 
$82,192 
 44,390 
$980,348 
125,424 
55,750 
254,053 
2$1,422 696 
$26.32 
 2,143 
$62,760 
37,905 
$956,584 
116,034 
81,583 
283,207 
2$2,401,387 
$28.86 
 4,213 
$136,721 
 33,616 
$845,039 
124,797 
 85,716 
286,218 
2s2,814,44o 
 $32.64 
 5,148 
$178,749 
 33,776 
$923,426 
125,431 
 Atmines                       
 At consuming plants              
 At U.S. docks                   Manganiferous iron ore (5% to 
 35% manganese): Shipments            World: Production                 
12,299 
52,231 
4,614 
 142 
r901 551 
13,993 
56,246 
4,763 
 229 
r868,789 
14,811 
42,271 
2,979 
 193 
r827 270 
12,359 
39,301 
3,569 
279 
841,027 
11,266 
38,969 
5,416 
215 
886,760 
r~ 
1Dfr~ shipping ore, concentrates, agglomerates, and byproduct ore. 
2lncludes byproduct ore. 
3Excludes byproduct ore. 


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