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US critical mineral import reliance steady

USGS 2021 minerals report offers first look at global mining Metal Tech News – February 3, 2021

The United States depends on foreign countries for more than 50% of its supply of 28 out of the 35 minerals, metals and groups of elements deemed critical to the nation's economic wellbeing and national security, including 100% import-reliant for 14 of them, according to Mineral Commodity Summaries 2021, which was published by the U.S. Geological Survey on Feb. 1.

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