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20th century U.S. mineral prices decline in constant dollars

Open-File Report 2000-389

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Abstract

Price indexes developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) indicate that the long-term constant dollar price of key U.S. mineral raw materials declined over the last century, even though the need for mineral raw materials increased during the same period. Technologies and reduced production costs have allowed mineral production to remain profitable, while lower priced mineral products from domestic and foreign sources helped fuel growth in other sectors of the economy.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
20th century U.S. mineral prices decline in constant dollars
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2000-389
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2000
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
8 p.