Mineral Commodity Summaries, 2000

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The U.S. economy expanded at a strong rate in 1999 and, consequently, the consumption of minerals and mineral–based products increased. The increasing growth in the economy pushed production and shipments of most U.S. metals manufacturers higher, as they began recovering from the declines in activity that occurred in 1998. Aluminum and steel activity picked up, but U.S. copper activity continued to decline. Moreover, the total value of shipments for metal producers continued to be held down by low metal prices.

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