Helium (like potash, rhenium, and strontium) was on the 2018 list of critical minerals but does not meet the quantitative threshold nor have a single point of failure. The United States is the world’s leading producer and a net exporter of helium. Helium’s trade exposure score was thus 0 and, in turn, its supply risk score was 0.
US proposal to remove helium from 2021 Draft List of Critical Minerals
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