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Yugoslavia (former) Metallurgy
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Among major metallurgical facilities were the Trepca Combine in Kosovo, which produced zinc, tin, and electrolyte, plus refined silver and gold; the Metal Semifinished Products Industry at Slovenska Bistrica (Slovenia), specializing in alumina processing; the Smederevo Metallurgical Combine, known for microalloys and automobile steel important in replacing imported metals; the Zorka Plant at Sabac (western Serbia), which produced sheet and finished metals; and the Topola Foundry of western Serbia, important for cast iron and modular metals for the auto industry. In 1987 the metallurgy industry contributed one-third of Yugoslavia's total exports ($US4.2 billion). In the 1980s, however, many of Yugoslavia's steel-producing industries faced stagnation because of hard-currency shortages that curtailed the import of cold-rolled steel used in finishing. Outdated extraction technology and weak infrastructure hindered enterprises that relied on domestic materials.

    Data as of December 1990

    NOTE: The information regarding Yugoslavia (former) on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Yugoslavia (former) Metallurgy information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Yugoslavia (former) Metallurgy should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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