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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals and minerals 1977
Year 1977, Volume 1 (1977)

Harris, Keith L.; Carlin, James F., Jr.
Tin,   pp. 931-945 ff. PDF (1.7 MB)


Page 933

 ' Include~ tinplate and aluminum cans. 
 2The base box, a unit commonly used in the tinplate industry, equals 31,360
square inches of plate, or 62,720 square inches of total surface area. 
Source: Can Manufacturers Institute. 
  933TIN 
Table 4—Shipments of metal cans1 
(Thousand base boxes2) 
     1977 
 Type of can j976 1977 change, 
    percent 
FOOD AN)) BEVERAGE 
Fruit andfruitjuices 12,596 13,809 +9.63 
Veçetables and vegetablejulces 21,058 22,560 +7.18 
Dairy-basedproducts 2,308 2,064 -10.57 
Soft drinks 39,615 47,324 +19.46 
Beer 54,651 56,627 +3.62 
Meat and poultry 3,230 3,280 +1.55 
Fisbandotherseafoods 2,210 1,949 -11.81 
Coffee 3,875 2,189 —35.14 
Lardandahortening 1,578 1,442 -8.62 
Babyfoods 1,529 1,656 +8.31 
Petfoods 5,874 5,415 —7.81 
Aiiotherfoods,includingsoups 18,156 12,991 -1.25 
 Total 161,180 171,306 +6.28 
NONF000 
Oils 2,465 2,416 —1.99 
Paintandvarnish 5,922 5,740 -3.07 
Pressurepacking(valvetype) 5,082 4,739 -6.75 
All other nonfood 4,857 4,247 —12.56 
 Total 18,326 17,142 —6.46 
 Grandtotal 179506 188448 +498 
BY METAL 
Steel basebozes 120,101 117,703 —2.00 
Alunilnumbaseboxes 35,935 41,670 +15.96 


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