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1168. Selected Mineral Products--Average Prices

[Excludes Alaska and Hawaii, except as noted]

 
Nonfuels Fuels
 
Plati- Tin Sulfur, Bitumi- Crude Natural
Copper, num 2 Gold Silver Lead 3 (New Zinc 5 crude 6 nous petro- gas 7
Year cathode 1 (dol./ (dol./ (dol./ (cents York) 4 (cents (dol./ coal 7 8 leum 7 (dol.
(cents troy fine fine per (cents per metric (dol./ (dol./ per 1,000
per lb.) oz.) oz.) oz.) lb.) per lb.) lb.) ton) short ton) bbl.) cu. ft.)
   
1970 58 133 36 1.77 16 174 15 9 22.41 6.30 3.18 0.17
1975 64 164 161 4.42 22 340 39 9 44.20 19.79 7.67 0.44
1976 70 162 125 4.35 23 380 37 9 45.00 20.11 8.19 0.58
1977 67 157 148 4.62 31 535 34 9 43.68 20.59 8.57 0.79
1978 66 261 194 5.40 34 630 31 45.17 22.64 9.00 0.91
1979 92 445 308 11.09 53 754 37 55.75 27.31 12.64 1.18
1980 101 677 613 20.63 43 846 37 89.06 29.17 21.59 1.59
1981 84 446 460 10.52 37 733 45 111.48 31.51 31.77 1.98
1982 73 327 376 7.95 26 654 39 108.27 32.15 28.52 2.46
1983 77 424 424 11.44 22 655 41 87.24 31.11 26.19 2.59
1984 67 357 361 8.14 26 624 49 94.31 30.63 25.88 2.66
1985 67 291 318 6.14 19 596 40 106.46 30.78 24.09 2.51
1986 66 461 368 5.47 22 383 38 105.22 28.84 12.51 1.94
1987 83 553 478 7.01 36 419 42 89.78 28.19 15.40 1.67
1988 121 523 438 6.53 37 441 60 85.95 27.66 12.58 1.69
1989 131 507 383 5.50 39 520 82 86.62 27.40 15.86 1.69
1990 123 467 385 4.82 46 386 75 80.14 27.43 20.03 1.71
1991 109 371 363 4.04 34 363 53 71.45 27.49 16.54 1.64
1992 107 360 345 3.94 35 402 58 48.14 26.78 15.99 1.74
1993 92 375 361 4.30 32 350 46 31.86 26.15 14.25 2.04
1994 111 411 385 5.29 37 369 49 28.60 25.68 13.19 1.85
1995 138 425 386 5.15 42 416 56 44.46 25.56 14.62 1.55
1996 109 398 389 5.19 49 412 51 34.11 25.17 18.46 2.17
1997 107 397 332 4.90 47 384 65 36.06 24.64 17.23 2.32
1998 79 373 295 5.50 45 381 51 29.14 24.87 10.87 1.94
1999 76 365 285 5.20 44 329 51 30.00 (NA) 15.56 2.07
 
PERCENT CHANGE FROM
PRIOR YEAR SHOWN
 
1976 9.4 -1.2 -22.4 -1.6 7.4 11.8 -5.1 1.8 1.6 6.8 31.8
1977 -4.3 -3.1 18.4 6.2 32.9 40.8 -7.0 -2.9 2.4 4.6 36.2
1978 -1.5 66.2 31.1 16.9 9.8 17.8 -9.9 3.4 10.0 5.0 15.2
1979 39.4 70.5 58.8 105.4 56.1 19.7 20.3 23.4 20.6 40.4 29.7
1980 9.8 52.1 99.0 86.0 -19.2 12.2 0.3 59.7 6.8 70.8 34.7
1981 -16.8 -34.1 -25.0 -49.0 -14.1 -13.3 19.3 25.2 8.0 47.2 24.5
1982 -13.1 -26.7 -18.3 -24.4 -30.1 -10.8 -13.7 -2.9 2.0 -10.2 24.2
1983 5.5 29.7 12.8 43.9 -14.9 0.1 7.5 -19.4 -3.2 -8.2 5.3
1984 -13.0 -15.8 -14.9 -28.8 18.0 -4.7 17.4 8.1 -1.5 -1.2 2.7
1985 0.0 -18.5 -11.9 -24.6 -25.4 -4.5 -16.9 12.9 0.5 -6.9 -5.6
1986 -1.5 58.4 15.7 -10.9 15.7 -35.7 -5.9 -1.2 -6.3 -48.1 -22.7
1987 25.8 20.0 29.9 28.2 62.4 9.3 10.3 -14.7 -2.3 23.1 -13.9
1988 45.8 -5.4 -8.4 -6.8 3.3 5.4 43.7 -4.3 -1.9 -18.3 1.2
1989 8.3 -3.1 -12.7 -15.8 6.1 17.8 36.2 0.8 -0.9 26.1 0.0
1990 -6.1 -7.9 0.6 -12.4 16.9 -25.7 -9.0 -7.5 0.1 26.3 1.2
1991 -11.4 -20.6 -5.7 -16.2 -27.2 -6.1 -29.2 -10.8 0.2 -17.4 -4.1
1992 -1.8 -3.0 -5.0 -2.5 4.8 10.9 10.6 -32.6 -2.6 -3.3 6.1
1993 -14.0 4.2 4.6 9.1 -9.7 -13.0 -20.9 -33.8 -2.4 -10.9 17.2
1994 20.7 9.6 6.8 23.0 17.4 5.4 6.7 -10.2 -1.8 -7.4 -9.3
1995 24.3 3.4 0.2 -2.6 12.9 12.7 13.6 55.5 -0.5 10.8 -16.2
1996 -21.0 -6.4 0.8 0.8 16.7 -1.0 -8.9 -23.3 -1.5 26.3 40.0
1997 -1.8 -0.3 -14.7 -5.6 -4.1 -6.8 27.5 5.7 -2.1 -6.7 6.9
1998 -26.5 -6.0 -11.1 12.2 -4.3 -0.8 -21.5 -19.2 0.9 -36.9 -16.4
1999 -3.7 -2.1 -3.4 -5.5 -2.2 -13.6 0.0 3.0 (NA) 43.1 6.7




NA Not available.
1 Domestic market prices for wirebar, 1970, 1975-77; prices for cathode thereafter.
2 Average annual dealer prices.
3 1970, New York prices; beginning 1975, nationwide delivered basis.
4 Straits tin through 1975; thereafter, composite price.
5 Prime western. Beginning 1975, delivered price.
6 F.o.b. works.
7 Average value at the point of production or domestic first purchase price. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Review.
8 Includes subbituminous coal for 1970 to 1979.

Source: Nonfuels, through 1994, U.S. Bureau of Mines,thereafter, U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Yearbook and and Mineral Commodities Summaries, annual; fuels, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Review and Monthly Energy Review.

http://minerals.er.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/mcs/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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