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Gulf Coast Export-import of Mineral Commodities.
NTIS: PB 202 153 :90 pages
The Bureau of Mines gathered data on origin-destination patterns by mineral commodity, quantity and value moved, method of transportation, and methods of handling. The largest areas for export were found to be western Europe, Latin America, and Asia, other than Japan. The importance of our Latin American neighbors was emphasized by the fact that they supply over 80 percent of gulf coast imports of ores and raw materials. Gulf coast export of mineral commodities is projected to increase from 22.9 million tons in 1968 to 40.0 million tons in 1980. Larger tonnages are forecast mainly for phosphate rock with lesser gains for fertilizers, sulfur, and petroleum coke. Tonnage of gulf coast imports of mineral commodities is projected to increase from 26.6 million tons in 1968 to 33.7 million in 1980. Tonnage gains are forecast for alumina, bauxite, fluorspar, iron ore, and residual fuel oil. Metals will probably continue to dominate the imports. (Out of print.)
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NTIS: PB 202 153
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