This Bureau of Mines report presents a concise summary and a map of the mineral industries for each of the 24 countries of the Far East and south Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao, India, Indonesia, Japan, North Korea, Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam). Reserves, production, mineral trade and consumption, role of minerals domestically and in world supply, country attitudes and plans, and developments in specific mineral industries are reviewed. Base maps show mineral deposit and mineral processing plant locations and transport facilities for each country. Additional maps and photographs of mines, plants, and industries are presented for a number of countries. A summary review describes the relative importance of the region as a mineral producer, consumer, importer, and exporter.