Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Kentucky
Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic
2017-2018 data for Kentucky are presented in the table on this web page. The 2015 chapter data tables (XLS) and 2014 chapter containing text and data tables in PDF and XLS formats are now available, as well as other years through the links below.
Sources of information
Kentucky is a major producer of lime and ball clay, and produces common clay, construction and industrial sand/gravel, crushed stone, masonry/portland cements, and gemstones.
The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Kentucky extracted from Table 5 in the 2018 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.
Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Kentucky1,2,3
2017 Value (thousands)
2018 Value (thousands)
thousand metric tons (1000 t)
Sand and gravel, construction
Combined values of cement, lime, sand and gravel (industrial)
eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. XX Not applicable.
1Includes data from the commodity chapters published in the Minerals Yearbook as they were completed and released through June 2022.
2Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production (including consumption by producers). Mine output measured as sold or used by producers is primarily shown in the tables, because values can be assigned. Where sold or used data are not available, actual mine output is used as the production measurement and value is estimated average price of the mineral commodity for that year. Data are reported in gross weight unless otherwise specified.
3Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.
7Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; value included in "Undistributed" in the U.S. total value.
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