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U.S. Dependence on Essential Mineral Imports

The push towards a more sustainable future requires various key minerals to build the infrastructure of the green economy.

However, the U.S. is heavily reliant on nonfuel mineral imports causing potential vulnerabilities in the nation’s supply chains.

The diagram visualizes America’s import dependence for 30 different key nonfuel minerals along with the nation that the U.S. primarily imports each mineral from. Fluorspar is second on the list.


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