Nonmetallic Minerals Index Rises
- Published: Friday, 22 August 2014 15:45
- Written by Mark Kuhar
August 22, 2014 – Good big-picture news on the production front. According to USGS, the nonmetallic mineral products leading index increased 1.2 percent to 241.6 in July from a revised 238.8 in June, and its six-month smoothed growth rate increased to 7.4 percent from a revised 5.9 percent in June.