Environment and climate change statistics for Latin America and the Caribbean

FDES - Sub-component 2.1 Mineral resources

Minerals are elements or compounds composed of a concentration of naturally occurring solid, liquid or gaseous materials in or on the earth’s crust. Mineral resources are not renewable so their depletion reduces their availability in the environment over time. The scale of their extraction can determine the amount of stress placed on the environment. Statistics on their stocks are required to assist in the sustainable management of these resources.

The topics included are:

  • Stocks and changes of mineral resources
  • Production and trade of minerals