Open-File Report 2013–1091
This report reviews the world production of selected mineral commodities in 2011 and includes output projections (based on planned capacity expansions) through 2017. It also includes brief discussions of several issues that are of importance to the mineral sector, including the world economy, the availability of strategic minerals, significant company mergers and acquisitions in 2011, exploration investment made during the year, and the moves towards resource nationalization and expropriation of mineral assets by national Governments.
First posted April 29, 2013
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Menzie, W.D., Soto-Viruet, Yadira, Bermúdez-Lugo, Omayra, Mobbs, P.M., Perez, A.A., Taib, Mowafa, Wacaster, Susan, and Staff, 2013, Review of selected global mineral industries in 2011 and an outlook to 2017: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1091, 33 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1091.
Mergers and Acquisitions