As a major world producer and exporter of chromite, the U.S.S.R. possesses sufficient chromite reserves to meet its long-term requirements. Recent declines in soviet chromite production growth and in exports have raised the issue of the U.S.S.R.'s prospective future as a world supplier. This Bureau of Mines report provides a description of the salient characteristics of the U.S.S.R. chromium industry including the raw material base, mining and processing facilities, foreign trade, and policies and programs controlling its operations, and outlook for the future.
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