Mineral Commodity Summaries 2020

Mineral Commodity Summaries



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.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2020, Mineral commodity summaries 2020: U.S. Geological Survey, 200 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/mcs2020.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Role of Nonfuel Minerals in the U.S. Economy
  • Significant Events, Trends, and Issues
  • 2019 U.S. Net Import Reliance
  • Major Import Sources of Nonfuel Mineral Commodities in 2019
  • Table 1—U.S. Mineral Industry Trends
  • Table 2—U.S. Mineral-Related Economic Trends
  • Table 3—Value of Nonfuel Mineral Production in the United States in 2019
  • Mineral Commodities
  • Appendix A—Abbreviations and Units of Measure
  • Appendix B—Definitions of Selected Terms Used in this Report
  • Appendix C—Reserves and Resources
  • Appendix D—Country Specialists Directory
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Title Mineral commodity summaries 2020
Series title Mineral Commodity Summaries
DOI 10.3133/mcs2020
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
Description 200 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
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