National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Puerto Rico

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

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Puerto Rico chapter containing text and data tables is available in PDF and XLS formats. Other years are available through the links below, and 2015-2016 data are presented in the table.

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Puerto Rico extracted from Table 6 in the 2016 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary.

Nonfuel Mineral Production in Puerto Rico1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Cement, portland thousand metric tons (1000 t) 536 W 458 W
Clay, commone 1000 t 61 335 61 335
Lime   (6) W (6) W
Salte 1000 t 46 1,790 46 1,790
Stone, crushed 1000 t 5,210r 47,400r 4,470 42,400
Total (partial)   XX 49,500r XX 44,500

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

1Includes data available through March 2019.

2Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production (including consumption by producers).

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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Contacts

Robert M Callaghan

State Mineral Specialist
National Minerals Information Center
Phone: 703-648-7709

Madan M Singh

State Mineral Specialist
National Minerals Information Center
Phone: 703-648-4916