Mineral Usage Statistics
2017 Mineral Baby
This graphic shows examples of the 3.18 million pounds of minerals, metals, and fuels the average American will need in his or her lifetime. Calculations are based on a life expectancy of 78.8 years and mineral use data from the National Mining Association, the U.S. Geological Society and the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
2017 Per Capita Use of Minerals
This graphic illustrates the quantity of minerals needed for each person in the United States this year. For example, based on 2016 production, 656 lbs. of cement will be needed to make the roads, sidewalks, bridges, schools and houses you will use this year.
Link to United States Geological Survey to find current Commodity Statistics and Information.