Metals and minerals scarcity responses by region 2011

This statistic shows the responses of companies from three different regions to the issue of metals and minerals scarcity. Some 88 percent of respondents from Europe advocated more spending on R&D as a way to overcome this problem.

Companies' responses to metals and minerals scarcity in 2011, by region

More re-useMore resource efficiencyMore R&DSupplier diversificationStrategic alliances with supplier
Asia Pacific47%74%47%58%63%
The Americas50%73%58%69%69%
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Release date

December 2011



Survey time period

July 2011 to September 2011

Number of respondents

69 senior executives

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Interviews were conducted with 69 senior executives in seven different manufacturing industries across three regions (The Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe).

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