Even though the United States relies heavily on imports for many non-fuel minerals, mineral supply has played only a small role in foreign policy since World War II. Originally published in 1980, this report investigates seven major non-fuel minerals in relation to long-term potential supply and price problems and any short-term issues that may arise to put concerns about supply in perspective for policy-makers. This title will be of interest to students of Environmental Studies and professionals.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Part One: World Consumption; 1. Historical Patterns; 2. Projected Patterns; Part Two: Trade and Supply Patterns; 3. International Trade 4. Sources of U.S. Supply 5. Future Supply Potential; Part Three: Prices; 6. Historical Price Patterns 7. Projected Prices; Part Four: Problems; 8. Long-Term Supply or Price Problems 9. Short-Term Contingencies