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).
Problem Type: E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s): Metallic elements and alloysMineralsProductsScarcity
Date of last update 08.12.1999 – 00:00 CET