mis-2009q4-produ usgs - Mineral Industry Surveys For...

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Mineral Industry Surveys For information, contact: Scott F. Sibley, Chief, Mineral Commodities Section Minerals Information Team U.S. Geological Survey 989 National Center Reston, VA 20192 Telephone: 703-648-4976 E-mail: ssibley@usgs.gov Joseph M. Krisanda (Data) Telephone: (703) 648-7946 Fax: (703) 648-7975 E-mail: jkrisand@usgs.gov Internet: http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals U.S. PRODUCTION OF SELECTED MINERAL COMMODITIES IN THE FOURTH QUARTER 2009 U.S. mine and plant production data for selected mineral commodities are provided monthly (or quarterly) by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System (FRS), for use in preparing its index of industrial production and the related capacity indexes and capacity utilization rates. These measures cover manufacturing, mining, and electric and gas utilities, and they are among the key economic indicators monitored by the FRS in determining monetary policy. The data in this report include current and prior months’ data provided to the FRS, some of which have
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2010 for the course ECONOMICS ECO204 taught by Professor Hassian during the Spring '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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