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Materials Requirements and Economic Growth: A Comparison of Consumption Patterns in Industrialized Countries.


PB82196270

Publication Date 1981
Personal Author Radcliffe, S. V.; Fischman, L. L.; Schantz, R.
Page Count 334
Abstract This study concerns the national consumption of nonenergy materials of all types in relation to economic growth. A quantitative method of measuring materials consumption by industry and consumers was developed for major individual materials and materials as a whole. This method accounted for the net trade flows of materials incorporated in manufactured consumer and capital goods and for the recycling of materials contained in scrap. The principal factors that have determined materials consumption intensities in relation to economic output over the historical development of the advanced industrialized countries were identified by relying on comparison of the experiences of four countries: the Federal Republic of Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Keywords
  • Economic development
  • Demand(Economics)
  • Materials estimates
  • Consumption
  • West Germany
  • Japan
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Materials recovery
  • Production
  • Recycling
Source Agency
  • Bureau of Mines
NTIS Subject Category
  • 96G - Foreign Industry Economic Development
  • 96A - Domestic Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
Corporate Authors Resources for the Future, Inc., Washington, DC.; Bureau of Mines, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Rept. for Jul 77-Feb 81.
NTIS Issue Number 198217
Contract Number
  • J0177118
Materials Requirements and Economic Growth: A Comparison of Consumption Patterns in Industrialized Countries.
Materials Requirements and Economic Growth: A Comparison of Consumption Patterns in Industrialized Countries.
PB82196270

  • Economic development
  • Demand(Economics)
  • Materials estimates
  • Consumption
  • West Germany
  • Japan
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Materials recovery
  • Production
  • Recycling
  • Bureau of Mines
  • 96G - Foreign Industry Economic Development
  • 96A - Domestic Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
  • J0177118
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