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

2016-2017 data for Puerto Rico are summarized 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 format are available, with other years through the links below.

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 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Cement, portland thousand metric tons (1000 t) 458 W 443 W
Clay, commone 1000 t 61 335 NA NA
Lime   (6) W (6) W
Salte 1000 t 46 1,790 45 1,800
Stone, crushed 1000 t 4,490r 44,000r 5,060 48,700
Total (partial)   XX 46,200r XX 50,500

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

1Includes data available through December 2020.

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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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