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Lecture 1: Industrial Production Planning Tables


  • Fang Fa


Industrial production is one kind of material production. It can generally be divided into three parts: (1) The extraction of natural resources or minerals. Examples are the extraction of coal, petroleum, black metallic ores (iron and manganese ores), nonferrous ores (copper, lead, zinc, tungsten, antimony, tin, and molybdenum ores), rare metallic ores (radium, uranium, vanadium, and titanium ores), nonmetallic ores (asbestos, mica, and graphite ores), chemical ores (sulphur, pyrite, fluor-spar ores), and so forth; the cutting of timber; the harvesting of wild fish, shellfish (shrimp, crabs, clams, and mussels), seaweeds (kelp and purple seaweed), and other marine products; the making of sea salt and the extraction of rock salt; the generation of hydroelectric power, and so forth. (2) The processing of agricultural products, such as flour milling, rice milling, oil pressing, sugar making, spinning, livestock slaughtering, milk refining, leather tanning, and so forth. (3) Manufacturing or repairing, such as the smelting of metallic ores into metals, the making of machines from metals, the generation of electricity from various fuels (coal, petroleum, and uranium), machine repairing, and so forth.

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  • Fang Fa, 1977. "Lecture 1: Industrial Production Planning Tables," Chinese Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(2), pages 35-50, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:chinec:v:11:y:1977:i:2:p:35-50

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