Mining & Mineral Statistics

Mineral Usage Statistics

2019 Mineral Baby
This graphic shows examples of the 3.19 million pounds of minerals, metals, and fuels the average American will need in their lifetime. Calculations are based on a life expectancy of 78.6 years and mineral use data from the National Mining Association, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Energy Information Administration.


2019 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 2018 production, 675 lbs. of cement will be needed to make the roads, sidewalks, bridges, schools and houses you will use this year.

usgsUSGS Commodities
Link to United States Geological Survey to find current Commodity Statistics and Information.

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Natural Gas




usgs Published on an annual basis, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Mineral Commodity reports are the earliest Government publications to furnish estimates covering nonfuel mineral industry data. Data sheets contain information on the domestic industry structure, government programs, tariffs, and 5-year salient statistics for over 90 individual minerals and materials.
The National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) data and statistics pages provide analyzable data files and summary statistics for the U.S. mining industry. The information presented is generated using employment, accident, and injury data collected by the Mine Safety and Health Administration: