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Mineral Commodity Summary February 2021

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The 26th annual Mineral Commodity Summaries report from the U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center is the earliest comprehensive source of 2020 mineral production data for the world. It includes information in the domestic industry structure, government programs, tariffs, and five-year salient statistics on more than 88 mineral commodities that are important to the U.S. economy and national security.

$82.3 Billion
Estimated value of minerals produced by U.S. mines in 2020.

$1.4 Billion
Decrease in estimated value of minerals produced by U.S. mines in 2020 compared with revised 2019 production totals.

10,000 Metric Tons
Increase in domestic production of rare-earth mineral concentrates in 2020, which was a 36% increase compared with that in 2019. The U.S. was the leading producer of rare-earth mineral concentrates outside of China for the second consecutive year.

The United States continues to relyon foreign sources for some raw and processed mineral materials, including some critical minerals. This map shows the countries that supply mineral commodities for which the United States was more than 50% net import reliant in 2020.



1. Photograph by Thomas P. Dolley, U.S. Geological Survey.




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U.S. Mines Produced Estimated $8.23 Billion Minerals During 2020

Mineral Commodity Summaries 2021

US Minerals Net Import Reliance in 2020
Major Import Sources of Nonfuel Minerals Commodities for which the United States was greater than 50% Net Import Reliant in 2020.