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Mineral commodity exporting ports of Latin America and the Caribbean


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Baker, M.S., Bleiwas, D.I., and Goonan, T.G., 2016, Mineral commodity exporting ports of Latin America and the Caribbean: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This dataset presents information about mineral commodity exporting ports relating to the mineral industries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Port data records were originally derived from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's World Port Index, with additional research conducted by the Material Flow Analysis section of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Minerals Information Center (NMIC) to add specific mineral-related data. These ports represent known exporting ports over a time period of 2010-2016 and relevant data fields include the mineral commodities exported, the form of the exported mineral commodity, the port owner, the estimated annual tonnage, destination countries, as well as sources of mineral products.


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These data were collected, formatted for use within a geographic information system, and standardized as part of a larger project presenting an overview of geospatial information on Latin America and the Caribbean for the Inter-American Development Bank.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7BZ6460

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