Business cycles and forecasts of industrial minerals use
College of Business
The future markets for industrial minerals depend on the business cycles of the industries that use these minerals. In this study, I develop a method to establish the relationships between the cycles in major sectors of the economy and the markets for minerals. This method is demonstrated for the use of cement, gypsum, salt, and asbestos in the United States since World War II. Assuming that past relationships will continue, we can forecast consumption for these minerals based on predictions of future trends in the economy.
Business cycles and forecasts of industrial minerals use.
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