Mineral Commodity Summaries, 2011

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In 2010, the value of mineral production increased in the United States, suggesting that the domestic nonfuel minerals industries, especially the metallic minerals industries, were beginning to feel the effects of recovery from the economic recession that began in December 2007 and lasted well into 2009. Some major mining sectors continued to struggle, however, with no increases in production or value of production. Minerals remained fundamental to the U.S. economy, nevertheless, contributing to the real gross domestic product (GDP) at several levels, including mining, processing, and manufacturing finished products. Minerals’ contribution to the GDP was more than that of 2009, but below that of 2008.

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