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Investment Behavior in the Iron and Steel Industry of the United States Phase 1: Forecasts for 1975-1980.
Neumann GR; Crandall RM
NTIS: PB 251 206 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :121 pages
The comparison of the model forecasts with industry requirements leads to the judgment of this report that there will be a capital shortage in the iron and steel industry in the future. The total capital shortage could range from $5.87 To $10.23 billion, with the gap becoming more pronounced in 1978-80, depending upon the assumptions built into the forecasts. Although the future capital requirements given by the iron and steel industry may be somewhat overstated, even an error of 50 percent would still imply a significant likelihood of a shortage except under the most favorable conditions. The effect of any capital shortage will make itself felt eventually in insufficient production and/or increasing prices.
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NTIS: PB 251 206 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
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