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Statistical Year Book, 1937, of the International Tin Research and Development Council

Naturevolume 140page176 (1937) | Download Citation

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THE International Tin Research and Development Council has carried out a useful task in issuing a comprehensive statistical year book, which deals not only with production and trade but also with the varied aspects of consumption. The use of tin in the automobile industry on one hand (8 per cent of the total world consumption) and in the canning industry on the other (50 per cent of the total) are indications of the widespread importance of this key metal. In spite of this, the production is very localized and about 85 per cent of the output comes now under the control scheme. Of the total world output in 1936 of 179,600 long tons, Malaya produced 66,806 ; the Netherlands East Indies 31,546 ; Siam 12,678 ; Bolivia 24,074 ; Nigeria 9,529 and China 10,664 tons. The greatest consumer, the United States, had a home production (including Alaska) of 87 tons, and the great European users have similarly tiny supplies only

Statistical Year Book, 1937, of the International Tin Research and Development Council

Pp. 206. (London: International Tin Research and Development Council, 1937.) 6s.

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