Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals and minerals 1977
Year 1977, Volume 1 (1977)
Shelton, John E.
Sulfur and pyrites, pp. 893-913 ff. PDF (2.1 MB)
C ~ 2 40 E 30 0~ ~ & 20 ~ p~~u FOB. mine or plant ~,#4 / S __uu,a,lu,aI._..O# %%pt.___#4P# t I I I I I I I i i I i i i i I I 894 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1977 C 0 C 0 0 E U- -j U, 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 Figure L—.Trends in the sulfur industry in the United States. $477.4 million in 1976, an increase of 2%. Eighty-nine percent of the shipments was for domestic consumption and 11% for export. Shipments of sulfur in all forms in 1977 were 1% more than the quantity produced. Producers' yearend stocks of Frasch and recovered elemental sulfur were almost 2% less than those at yearend 1976. The apparent domestic consumption of sulfur in all forms increased 7% over that of 1976. Sulfur for domestic consumption was obtained mainly from domestic sources: Frasch 43%, recovered elemental 30%, and sulfur in other forms 10%. The remaining 17% of the sulfur was obtained by imports of Frasch and recovered elemental sulfur. The United States was a net importer again in 1*77. Exports of sulfur in all forms decreased 7% from those of 1976. Imports of sulfur in all forms in 1977 were 14% greater than in 1976.
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