We found an increase in the number and type of nonfuel mineral commodities for which the US was net import reliant, an increase in the import reliance for individual commodities, and a shift in the geographic distribution of the source countries.
Database of mineral and material commodities with descriptions, contacts, and historical and current statistics of worldwide supply, demand, production and trade in Mineral Commodity Studies, Minerals Yearbooks, and special publications.
Statistics and information on worldwide supply, demand, and flow of minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, national security, and protection of the environment. Links to publications, recycling, and historical statistics.
Mines, mineral processing facilities, and petroleum facilities as well as information on location, operational status, and ownership in Cuba, as well as current status of known mineral industry projects and trends in the industry there.
Extensive discussion of the production and consumption of Tantalum. Production shifted over the years so that a much larger proportion of world supply now comes from Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Links to mineral statistics from annual Mineral Yearbooks for each state in the United States and Puerto Rico, with contacts for further information, and means to apply for e-mail subscription service for regular updates.
Information on the mineral industry in these countries, the operating status of mining projects through 2014, and coordinated actions by mining companies to support governments and international relief organizations to contain the Ebola outbreak.
Presentation describing uses of rare earth elements, why they are important, where they occur and are produced, and aspects of the economics of production and consumption with emphasis on sites that might be developed for production.