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CB1 wrote:In 1938 German contribution to Nickel production is nil. Still, in 1943 Germany not only makes into the top six, it even takes over USSR and USA.
CB1 wrote:In 1943 top supplier of Bauxite is the USA, whereas this 29NOV41 document here:
clearly states that Surinam (third place) supplies 60 percent of Bauxite used by US industry. That implies that Surinam surpassed the USA by 50 percent (40 to 60), assuming that the USA was not stockpiling or exporting its own Bauxite and simultaneously importing all of Surinam's output.
CB1 wrote:I thought that Turkey was a major contributor of Chrome, first to France/Britain then to Germany.
CB1 wrote:Nickel: Yes, the USA was apparently an underdog there. 1938 figures (Table 1) show 0.4 percent. USSR fares only a bit better at 2.3 percent. Germany has a dash, I suppose it means 0.0 percent. In 1943 (Table 3) however, Germany comes up to fifth place, according to the list, on which neither the USA nor the USSR can be seen. How come? New discoveries, old uneconomical mines reopened or what?
CB1 wrote:Could you recommend me a a source (online or book) in which I could find loads of figures and tables (raw materials, production, export, import, capital exports, shipping capacities etc.) just like those for pre-WW1/WW1/interwar/WW2 periods?
CB1 wrote:In 1938 German contribution to Nickel production is nil. Still, in 1943 Germany not only makes into the top six, it even takes over USSR and USA. Interesting... Was there a big discovery in Germany during those years, I wonder.
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