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By Shane Lasley
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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


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 3:04pm

Mineral Commodity Summaries 2021 USGS United States Geological Survey REE

United States Geological Survey

The USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries 2021 provides an array of information and statistics on 88 mineral commodities important to the U.S. economy and national security.

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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