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This article analyzes the estimates of the cost of corrosion, made in various countries at various times. The data are extrapolated to a 2004 base and then projected to the global economy. The chronological order of the countries are the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Canada, Germany, Poland, South Africa, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Kuwait, India, and the Basque Region.

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R. Bhaskaran, N. Palaniswamy, N.S. Rengaswamy, M. Jayachandran, Global Cost of Corrosion—A Historical Review, Corrosion: Materials, Vol 13B, ASM Handbook, Edited By Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr., ASM International, 2005, p 621–628,

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