Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: international 1972
Year 1972, Volume 3 (1972)
Chile, pp. 209-220 PDF (1.4 MB)
Table 2.—Chile: Exports of mineral commodities (Metric tons unless otherwise specified) Commodity 1970' 1971 2 Principal destinations, 1971 26 NA 24,997 (3) (5). 174 NA 105 NA 1,700 ~1,53O NA. 161 6,702 United Kingdom 6,651; West Germany 50. 17,653 NA 197,550 ~170,300 Refined 426,030 ' 434,800 Semimanufactures 38,827 41,322 9,752 NA 1,802 NA 7,863 NA 3,276 NA ~3,640 3,413 3,307 3 5,623 2,089 67,509 See footnotes at end of table.THE MINERAL INDUSTRY OF CHILE TRADE - 211 Despite a 3% drop in exports of blister and refined copper in 1971 from 1970, copper continued as Chile's leading mineral export commodity. Blister shipments declined 14% but refined copper exports were 2% greater than in 1970. Sodium and salt ranked second and third in exports of mineral commodities. - - - Mineral fuels continued to account for most of Chile's imports. Details of imports are not available for 1971; latest data available are published in prior issues of this chapter. - During 1972, merchandise export returns reported by the Chilean Central Bank decreased 11% from that of -1971 to $854.2 million, and import registrations increased 44% to $1,411 million. Much of the increase in -the value of imports was due to higher prices rather than greater volume. A larger proportion of Chile's imports METALS Aluminum metal including alloys, all forms Copper: Ore and concentrate____________ Precipitate Slag, ash and residues Copper sulfate Metal, including alloys: Scrap Unwrought: Unrefined: Precipitates including cement_________ Blister Gold ore and concentrate e Iron and steel: Ore and concentratethousand ton& - Slag Metal: Pig iron, including cast iron~.. Ferroalloys Steel, primary forms Semimanufactures__________ Lead ore and concentrate Manganese ore and concentrate Mercury 76-pound fiasks - Molybdenum: Concentrate Oxide, all grades Silver ore and concentrate Tin: Ore and concentrate.. - - Jong ton& - 23,878 Metal, including alloys, all forms do - - - were obtained from Communist countries in 1972 than previously because of more liberal credit terms offered by Communist countries. Reported credits extended by Bulgaria, the People's Republic of China (PRC), North Korea, Poland, and the U.S.S.R., at low interest rates, totaled $~83:5 million. - Trade agreements were signed with the PRC, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, North Korea, Romania, and the U.S.S.R. providing for sales during 1973-75 of about 260,000 tons of refined copper, 40,000 tons of copper concentrates, 1,000 tons of molybdenum trioxide, and $87 million worth of copper manufactures. Sales contracts for large quantities of nitrate, iodine, and other products were also signed with Communist countries. Credits of about $38 million were extended to Chile by France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. United Kingdom 39,500; West Germany 37,800; United States 35,200; Japan 31,900. West Germany 116,000; Italy 63,600; United Kingdom 61,900. 1,256 Norway 489; Switzerland 325; United States 290. (3) (i)_ 9,908 9,928 Japan 9,036; United States 892. 25,858 NA NA NA Belgium-Luxembourg 2,606; West Germany 807. 6,719 West Germany 2,218; Japan 2,097; Sweden 1,097. NA (2) (2). 4,213 All to United Kingdom. NA 412 United States 269; United Kingdom 99; Netherlands 44.
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