This series supercedes the earlier: World Mineral Statistics. The first issue of World Mineral Production was issued covering the years 1999-2003 and continues to the present day. It contains data for world production of more than 70 minerals. The editions for 2002-2006 to 2005-2009 also contained brief commentary on a range of commodities. The 2008-2012 edition is labelled as the ‘Centenary Edition’ to commemorate the completion of the 100th year of the continuous dataset and contains infographic pages for 20 commodities plus a longer commentary on the evolution of mineral statistics. An earlier set of ‘preliminary statistics’ was issued as an adjunct to the World Mineral Statistics for the years 1983-1987 to 1989-1993, they are included in this series for completeness.