By David Lea
An in-depth survey of the main commodities of the area * Profiles every one commodity intimately * offers in-depth facts on construction * contains a useful listing Contents: * Introductory essays * Covers all significant agricultural and mineral items together with aluminium, coal, cotton, nickel, petroleum, bananas, rice, rubber, tea, espresso, tobacco, wheat, ordinary gasoline, soybeans, zinc, lead and phosphates * each one commodity is profiled intimately with details on actual visual appeal, background, makes use of, significant markets, tendencies widespread, significant importers and exporters * Statistical info of modern degrees of construction at an international and person kingdom point * contemporary tendencies in costs with indexes of export costs * A listing of organisations curious about commodities.
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Tons of high-grade ore annually from mines in Bolivar State when output reached full capacity in 1992, by which time Venezuelan aluminium plants were to be supplied solely with local bauxite. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), Venezuela’s aluminium production increased from 561,000 tons in 1992 to a record 634,000 tons in 1997, but subsequently decreased, to 585,000 tons in 1998 and 570,000 tons in 1999 and 2000. 4% in 1997. In 1992 Venezuela’s production of bauxite ore exceeded 1m. tons.
7m. tons in 1999, owing to the closure of a US refinery that used Jamaican ore. Plans to expand bauxite production and improve efficiency were under discussion in 2000. The economy of Suriname relies heavily on the mining and export of bauxite. 8%. 5% of export receipts. Guerrilla activity disrupted the industry in the 1980s and 1990s, and the sector was also affected by adverse price movements in the international market. Venezuela’s aluminium industry achieved rapid growth in the 1980s, as a result of the availability of raw materials and cheap hydroelectric power.
In 2000 Venezuela’s state-owned aluminium complex was reported to be undergoing further preparation for transfer to the private sector, following unsuccessful attempts in 1998 and 1999 to dispose of the Government’s 70% holding by auction. 5% of total domestic exports in 2000. The state-owned Guyana Mining Enterprise Ltd (Guymine) implemented a programme of rehabilitation for the industry, which was adversely affected in the mid-1980s, and again in the early 1990s, by depressed conditions for bauxite on the world market (see below).
Agricultural and Mineral Commodities Year Book by David Lea