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

Moore, Christine M.
Rare-earth minerals and metals,   pp. 735-742 PDF (915.0 KB)


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 RARE-EARTH MINERALS AND METALS 739 
Table 3.—U.S. imports for consumption of rare-earths, by country
 1977 1978 1979 
 Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value 
(pounds) (dollars) (pounds) (dollars) (pounds) (dollars) 
Cerium oxide: 
Austria                           
Belgium                           
.._ 
220 
2,205 
$1,002 
14,150 
France                            
Germany, Federal Republic of           
Japan                            
Switzerland                        
UnitedKingdom                     
 Total                        Rare-earth oxide, excluding cerium oxide: 
2,425 
— — 
—— 14 
2 
$9,486 
— — 
~ 
659 
300 
6,920 
— — 150 
$40,068 
— — 309 
~ 
~ 
5,840 
10 
~ 
98 
5,295 
40,519 
1,624 
~ 
4,769 
53,788 
2,441 
10,445 
7,070 
40,377 
13,668 
115,852 
Belgium                          
Brazil                            
NA NA 
NA NA 
2,205 
110 
49,492 
880 
Canada                           
France                           
Germany, Federal Republic of           
Japan                            
Malaysia                          
NA 
NA 
NA 
NA 
NA 
NA 
NA 
NA 
NA 
NA 
37,991 
193,996 
64,310 
~ 
~ 
287 
2,095,182 
887,775 
~ 
535,230 
136,729 
44,028 
35,274 
7,660,675 
3,276,152 
1,298,004 
152,232 
Norway                           
Switzerland                        
NA NA 
NA NA 
2,428 
663 
75,909 
102,000 
8,479 
~ 
282,976 
U.S.S.R                           
United Kingdom                     
Total                          
NA NA 
NA NA 
73,672 
365 
3,329,576 
15,235 
85,696 
330 
2,417,062 
15,996 
NA 
NA 
373425 
6505964 
848081 
15153469 
Rare-earth metals (alloys): 
 Austria 220,488 639,470 66,339 213,287 —— ——
 Brazil 149,389 358,846 312,646 805,030 44,092 159,070 
 France —— —— 110 346 1212 14331
 Germany, Federal Republic of 55,228 230,726 102,694 392,091 352 2,728 
 Italy —— —— 200,868 620,160 . ——
 Japan 70,245 189,118 92,593 242,746 22,046 63,626 
 U.S.S.R 3,303 27,013 —— —— ——
——
 United Kingdom —— —— 45,294 116,005
77,162 337,407
 Total 498,653 1,445,173 820,544 2,389,665 144,864 577,162 
Rare-earth metals, including scandium 
and yttrium: 
 France —— —— 3,045 41,061 4,079
52,129 
 U.S.S.R 55 1,875 9,470 192,413 4,412 104,592 
 UnitedKingdom 36 9,933 114 26,958 483 29,277 
 Total 91 11,808 12,629 260,432 8,974 185,998 
Other rare-earth metals: 
 Germany, Federal Republic of 1,147 23,508 70 4,137 1 261 
Ferrocerium and other pyrophoric alloys: 
 Austria —— —— 613 4,868 414 3,821
 Belgium —— —— 220 2,500 ——
——
 Brazil 1,842 5,574 5,040 16,934 417 750 
 France 40,304 233,806 73,060. 380,803 92,123 518,935 
 Germany, Federal Republic of 659 2,592 — — —
— 74
1,663 
 HongKong 179 332 1,681 1,653 —— ——
 Italy —— —— 7,518 39,954 ——
——
 Japan 750 3,605 41,047 186,769 29,000 143,810 
 Switzerland 750 8,382 8 648 4 352 
 United Kingdom 1,392 8,146 895 7,255 1,186 10,281 
 Total 45,876 262,437 130,082 641,384 123,218 679,612 
NA Not available. 


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