Mineral Commodities February 2020
The 43rd annual Mineral Commodity Summaries report from the USGS National Minerals Information Center is the earliest comprehensive source of 2019 world mineral production data. It includes information on the domestic industry structure, government programs, and tariffs as well as five-year salient statistics on more than 90 mineral commodities that are important to the U.S. economy and national security.
Estimated U.S. mines production of minerals in 2019.
Increase of U.S. mine production in 2019 compared with revised 2018 production totals.
8,000 Metric Tons
Increase of domestic production of rare-earth mineral concentrates in 2019, which is more than a 44% increase compared with 2018. The United States is now the second largest producer of rare-earth mineral concentrates outside of China.
Map: "MAJOR IMPORT SOURCES OF NONFUEL MINERAL COMMODITIES
FOR WHICH THE UNITED STATES WAS GREATER THAN 50% NET IMPORT RELIANT IN 2019
>50% NET IMPORT RELIANT IN 2019
The United States continues to rely on foreign sources for some raw and processed mineral materials, including critical minerals. This map shows the countries that supply mineral commodities for which the United States was more than 50% net import reliant in 2019.
More information at www.usgs.gov/mineral-commodities-2020
- Image provided as a courtesy of John Deere.
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Mine Production Increasing, Estimated Value of $86.3 Billion in Minerals
2020 Report Highlights the Importance of Mining Minerals for U.S. Economy and National Security
MINERAL COMMODITY SUMMARIES 2020
Each chapter of the 2020 edition of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Mineral Commodity Summaries (MCS) includes information on events, trends, and issues for each mineral commodity as well as discussions and tabular presentations on domestic industry structure, Government programs, tariffs, 5-year salient statistics, and world production and resources. The MCS is the earliest comprehensive source of 2019 mineral production data for the world. More than 90 individual minerals and materials are covered by two-page synopses.