Minerals Yearbook

The Minerals Yearbook is an annual publication by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that reviews the mineral and material industries of the United States and foreign countries. The Yearbook contains statistical data on materials and minerals and includes information on economic and technical trends and development. The Minerals Yearbook includes chapters on approximately 90 commodities and over 175 countries.

  • Volume I. -- Metals and Minerals.  This volume, covering metals and minerals, contains chapters on approximately 90 commodities. In addition, this volume has chapters on mining and quarrying trends and on statistical surveying methods used by Minerals Information, plus a statistical summary. 
  • Volume II. -- Area Reports: Domestic.  This volume reviews the U.S. mineral industry by State and Island possessions. It presents salient statistics on production, consumption, and other pertinent data for each State and is prepared in cooperation with State Geological Surveys or related agencies. 
  • Volume III. -- Area Reports: International.    This volume of the Minerals Yearbook provides an annual review of mineral production and trade and of mineral-related government and industry developments in more than 175 foreign countries. Each report includes sections on government policies and programs, environmental issues, trade and production data, industry structure and ownership, commodity sector developments, infrastructure, and a summary outlook.  This volume is typically split into multiple publications by specific geographical area.

Mineral Commodity Summaries

Also included under this topic are the USGS's annual Mineral Commodity Summaries reports.

Published on an annual basis, this report is the earliest Government publication 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.


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Minerals Yearbook, Metals and Minerals 2014 Volume 1
Minerals Yearbook, 2014, Metals and Minerals Volume 1

Minerals Yearbook, Metals and Minerals 2014 Volume 1

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