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The mineral economy of Mexico.

Martino O; MacHamer J; Torres I
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, MP 1-92, 1992 Jan; :1-150
This Bureau of Mines report, a comprehensive view of the nonfuel and fuel mineral industries of Mexico, examines Mexico's significant role as a mineral supplier in the world economy and the vital position of the mineral industry within its domestic economy. Special focus is placed on the economic interdependency between Mexico and the United States with regard to mineral trade and investment. Also emphasized is Mexico's outstanding position in the Latin American region relative to mineral resources, production, and trade. This report describes the government structure, financial systems, mining and investment policies, and economic conditions within which the current mineral industry operates. Also described are Mexico's present mineral industry structure, mineral resource potential, and mineral production and trade over the past 25 years to provide historical perspective. The report concludes by underlining Mexico's large and diversified mineral potential as exploited by a modernized and efficient mineral industry in a developed infrastructure and with a skilled labor force. This assures that Mexico will continue as an important factor in the world mineral demand-supply situation well into the next century. The trilateral negotiations underway among the United States, Mexico, and Canada for the North American free trade agreement will open up new trade and investment opportunities in the mineral sector.
Commodity-management; Reserves; Legislation; Labor; Infrastructure; Transportation; Government-policies; Mineral-economics
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Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, MP 1-92
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