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The Mineral Industry of Puerto Rico

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Puerto Rico

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Puerto Rico extracted from Table 6 in the 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Production in Puerto Rico1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands) 2018 Quantity 2018 Value (thousands)
Cement, portland thousand metric tons (1000 t) 443 W 630 W
Clay, commone 1000 t W W W W
Lime   (6) W (6) W
Salte 1000 t 45 1,800 45 1,850
Stone, crushed 1000 t 5,060 48,700 4,530 49,500
Total (partial)   XX 50,500 XX 51,400

eEstimated. rRevised. W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; excluded from "Total." XX Not applicable. 

1Includes data available 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 the 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.

3Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.

4The Administered Islands American Samoa, Guam, and the Virgin Islands data for crushed stone are not included because these data are withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data. Sand and gravel was not included in the USGS industry survey.

6Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data.

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