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 estimated 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)*

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Release date

January 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2020

Supplementary notes

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

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