Mining production is expected to increase somewhat in 1983 compared with the relatively low levels in 1982. This anticipated improvement reflects the upturn in the economy forecast for 1983. In April 1982, the President submitted to Congress the National Materials and Minerals Program plan and report, which recognizes the vital importance of minerals to the economy and national security. This paper covers SIC codes 10 and 14, metallic and nonmetallic mineral industries, excluding fuels. Sic code 10 includes ores of such metals as iron, copper, gold, molybdenum, and lead. Sic code 14 includes nonmetallics, such as stone, sand and gravel, and clays; and chemical minerals such as phosphate rock, sulfur, salt, and potash.