This Bureau of Mines report presents a summary review of the mineral industries of 26 countries in the Far East and south Asia. The review includes a section on each country, which has a text narrative and a base map. The narrative and accompanying tables provide information on mineral reserves and production, mineral supply and international trade position, trade with the United States, the role of minerals within the economy of each country, local mineral policy, the structure of the industry (including a listing of major operating companies with their locations and capacities), industry labor, infrastructure as it relates to the mineral industry, and energy status. An outlook section for each country briefly assesses the future prospects for the mineral industry in that country. Base maps provide information on land area, population, and location of major mineral deposits and facilities: mines, oil and gas fields, and processing plants, including iron and steel works, nonferrous smelters and refineries, and cement plants. The maps also show major roads, pipelines, railways, and ports important to mineral transportation and trade.