Problem

Iron ore and concentrates shortage

Nature:
Iron has a base-life-index of about 250 years at current rate of extraction.
Incidence:
If the consumption level of developing countries were to grow to that of rich industrial countries, then iron reserves would only last 63.6 more years (1994 estimate).
Values:
Shortage
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Metallic elements and alloysMineralsProductsScarcity
Date of last update
08.12.1999 – 00:00 CET