The estimated worth of US manufacturing of all industrial minerals in 2021 was $56.6 billion, which is 63% of the overall worth of US mine manufacturing worth. Crushed stone was the main nonfuel mineral commodity domestically produced in 2021, accounting for 21% of the overall worth of US mine output.
Metallic mine manufacturing was valued at $33.8 billion, or 23% larger than 2020. The primary contributors to the determine have been copper (35%), gold (31%), iron ore (13%), and zinc (7%).
The USGS stated 14 mineral commodities produced nationally valued at greater than $1 billion every, together with crushed stone, copper, cement, gold and building sand and gravel, rounding out the highest 5.
In a news release, the USGS’ Nationwide Minerals Data Heart director Steven Fortier stated the financial spin-off from these minerals, comparable to metal, aerospace and electronics, created an estimated $3.32 trillion in value-added merchandise in 2021, an 8% enhance from 2020.
The highest producing states have been Arizona, Nevada, Texas, California, and Minnesota in descending order of rank.
USGS expects to publish the ultimate updated critical minerals list by the top of February, following the shut of a 60-day public remark interval on January 10.