asked the Secretary of State for Industry, at current rates of consumption, what is the anticipated life of current reserves of chrome, cobalt, nickel, manganese, tin and copper (a) in the world and (b) in the free world.
At current rates of consumption the expected life of known reserves in the world and the world excluding COMECON countries is as follows:
|World years||World excluding COMECON countries years|
|IMPORTS AS A PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL DELIVERIES TO UNITED KINGDOM MARKET|
|Rods and bars for reinforcement||21||15||16||10|
|Wire rods and other rods and bars in coil||11||14||11||14|
|Other light rolled sections and hot rolled bars||11||18||22||21|
|Heavy rails and accessories||0||0||13||11|
|Other heavy rolled products||8||9||9||13|
|Sheets (coated and uncoated)||39||36||41||35|
|Hot rolled strip||7||8||7||8|
|Cold rolled strip||9||11||13||15|
|Tinplate and buckplate||13||11||12||14|
|Tubes and pipes||28||28||19||24|
|TOTAL FINISHED STEEL PRODUCTS||21||20||21||21|
Source: ISSB. Imports exclude material for conversion.