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Value and estimated profit of the most cost-effective asteroids to mine (in billion U.S. dollars)*
Asteroid mining value and profit estimates for most cost-effective asteroids
This statistic shows the estimated profits from the asteroids that are considered to be the most cost effective to mine, ranked by the profit as a share of the overall value of the materials present in the asteroid. The economically valuable materials present on the asteroid Ryugu have a total value of 82.76 billion U.S. dollars, and is estimated to have a profit of 30.08 billion U.S. dollars once the costs of mining are taken into consideration.
Value and estimated profit of the most cost-effective asteroids to mine (in billion U.S. dollars)*
Asteroid nameValue (billion U.S. dollars)Estimated profit (billion U.S. dollars)
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

* Cost effectiveness measured by the estimated profit as a proportion of the value.

Asteroid mining value and profit estimates for most cost-effective asteroids
This statistic shows the estimated profits from the asteroids that are considered to be the most cost effective to mine, ranked by the profit as a share of the overall value of the materials present in the asteroid. The economically valuable materials present on the asteroid Ryugu have a total value of 82.76 billion U.S. dollars, and is estimated to have a profit of 30.08 billion U.S. dollars once the costs of mining are taken into consideration.
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