"Metal Industry Indicators" and "Stone, Clay, Glass, and Concrete Products Industry Indicators"

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Title:
"Metal Industry Indicators" and "Stone, Clay, Glass, and Concrete Products Industry Indicators"
Abstract:
Metal Industry Indicators (MII) is a monthly newsletter that analyzes and forecasts the economic health of five metal-processing industries: primary metals, steel, copper, primary and secondary aluminum, and aluminum mill products. The MII presents composite leading and coincident indexes of a set of indicators that historically have proven to lead or coincide with the major business cycle changes in these industries. The indexes were developed in cooperation with the Center for International Business Cycle Research at Columbia University. Each month, these indexes are analyzed along with any economy-wide occurrences that would affect the metals industries.
Stone, Clay, Glass, and Concrete Products Industry Indicators (IMII) is a monthly newsletter that analyzes and forecasts the economic health of four industrial-mineral-processing industries: stone, clay, glass, and concrete products. The IMII presents composite leading and coincident indexes of a set of indicators that historically have proven to lead or coincide with the major business cycle changes in these industries. The indexes were developed cooperation with the Center for International Business Cycle Research at Columbia University. Each month, these indexes are analyzed along with any economy-wide occurrences that would affect the industrial minerals industries.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    U.S. Geological Survey, R/P1M, "Metal Industry Indicators" and "Stone, Clay, Glass, and Concrete Products Industry Indicators": Metal Industry Indicators; and Stone, Clay, Glass, and Concrete Products Industry Indicators (month and year of publication), U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, United States.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -172
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: +72
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: +18
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    The USGS Mineral Industry Indicators geospatial data are national boundary oriented. Data associated with the United States are reported in tables.
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    • U.S. Geological Survey
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    U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center
    988 National Center
    Reston, VA
    USA

    1-703-648-4919 (voice)

Why was the data set created?

Monitor cyclical change in the U.S. metals industry

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    USGS Information Services
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    Denver Federal Center
    Denver, CO
    USA

    1-888-ASK-USGS (voice)
    303-202-4693 (FAX)
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    The U.S. Department of the Interior provides no warranty, expressed or implied as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data.
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Dates:
Last modified: 10-Jun-2016
Metadata author:
U.S. Geological Survey, National Minerals Information Center
988 National Center
Reston, VA
USA

1-703-648-4000 (voice)
Metadata standard:
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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