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

Morning, John L.
Chromium,   pp. 289-299 ff. PDF (1.1 MB)


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1972: 
Total 68,194 46,249 23,322 
 73,077 44,017 11,266 
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MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1972 
Table 8.—U.S. imports for consumption of ferrochromium, by countryl
(Short tons and thousand dollars) 
Low-carbon ferrochromium (less than 3% carbon) 
Year and country 
Gross Chromium Value 
High-carbon ferrochromium 
(3% or more carbon) 
~- - 
 Gross Chromium Value 
weight content 
weight content 
1971: 
Belgium-Luxembourg            
Brazil                         
Canada                       
- - 
184 
111 
- 
43 
 110 
1,382 
 515 
71 
847 
360 
25 
291 
159 
Finland                       
France                        
Germany, West                 
India                         
Japan                         
Norway                       
South Africa, Republic of         
Sweden                       
Turkey                       
1,086 
5,033 
2,260 
7,390 
3,458 
14,633 
5,434 
1,120 
 773 
3,728 
1,623 
4,882 
2,409 
8,661 
4,036 
 750 
 425 
2,343 
 800 
2,943 
1,460 
3,459 
2,492 
 357 
10,903 
4,255 
6,738 
12,992 
300 
7,174 
220 
5,772 
2,927 
4,392 
- 8,363 211 
3,871 
151 
1,138 
1,125 
1,620 
~ 
2,924 
85 
 956 
52 
Total                       
40,598 
26,973 
14,322 
44,589 
26,965 
8,375 
Belgium-Luxembourg            
Brazil                         
Canada                       
39 
-- 
45 
28 
30 
17 
17 
1,5~4 
4,205 
1,021 
2,535 
- - 
237 
651 
~ 
Finland                      France                        
-- 
465 
336 
177 
6,887 
3,612 
681 
~ 
Germany, West                 
Italy                         
Japan                         
Netherlands                    
2,949 
-- 
14,134 
2,163 
9,598 
- - 
1,211 
5,434 
- - 
2,316 
1,653 
3,577 
827 
1,519 
1,075 
2,267 
556 
501 
320 
736 
183 
Norway                       
Rhodesia, Southern  
SouthAfrica, Republic of         
Sweden                       
Turkey                       
Yugoslavia                     
6,282 
3,578 
23,095 
9,608 
6,882 
1,117 
4,505 
2,581 
14,406 
7,125 
4,703 
774 
2,422 
1,403 
5,955 
3,958 
2,312 
416 
3,318 
11,835 
30,890 
1,171 
4,844 
2,272 
8,075 
17,113 
796 
3,176 
 766 
1,910 
4,361 
 269 
 651 
 ' Revisions in 1969: Less than 3% carbon Western Africa n.e.c.—deleted.
Republic of South Africa should read gross weight 22,050 short tons, chromium
content 13,706 short tons ($5, 503); 1970; delete Mozambique, Republic of
South Africa should read gross weight 1,120 short tons, chromium content
620 short tons ($140). 
 Four countries, Norway, the Republic of South Africa, Southern Rhodesia,
and Sweden, supplied 8,427 tons of ferrochromium-silicon valued at $846,106.
Southern Rhodesia accounted for 72% of the total. 
 Chromium carbide imports from West Germany and the United Kingdom totaled
158 tons valued at $459,519. West Germany accounted for nearly 93% of the
total. 
 Imports of chromium metal, unwrought and waste and scrap, increased to 1,894
tons from 1,632 tons in 1971. Total value rose to $3,791,079 from $2,965,641.
Of the seven countries supplying imports, the United Kingdom accounted for
60% and Japan 27%. 
 Imports of chromium-containing pig- 
ments were as follows: Chrome green, 450 tons; chrome yellow, 7,530 tons;
chromium oxide green, 1,383 tons; hydrated chromium oxide green, 183 tons;
molybdenum orange, 659 tons; strontium chromate, 3 tons; and zinc yellow,
1,461 tons. Total value of these products was $6.3 million, 40% higher than
in 1971. Chromium yellow accounted for 60% of total value of these products.
The leading supplier was Japan, which furnished 49% of total value. 
 Sodium chromate and dichromate imports totaled 5,748 tons valued at $1,159,815;
10% less than in 1971. Imports were principally supplied by U.S.S.R., 44%;
Japan, 33%; and the Republic of South Africa, 10%. 


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