In the early 1970s, the post-World War II boom in world metal consumption came to a halt. As time passed, it became clear that what many first thought to be a cyclical downturn was instead a long-term, substantial decline in world metal demand. In this volume, first published in 1990, editor John E. Tilton and four fellow scholars of mineral economics analyse the causes and consequences of this decline and the prospects for future growth in world metal demand. This book will be of interest to students of business and environmental studies.
Table of Contents
List of Figures; List of Tables; Foreword; Preface; 1. Introduction 2. Conceptual and Methodological Issues 3. The OECD Countries: Demand Trend Setters 4. Developing Countries: The New Growth Markets 5. The Centrally Planning Economies: Extravagant Consumers 6. The Passenger Car Industry: Faithful to Steel 7. The Food and Beverage Container Industries: Change and Diversity 8. The Outlook for World Metal Demand; Statistical Appendix; Index