No more recent data than ILO-99. As not a gold producer, only small but no significant increase to be expected. Perhaps salt and industrial minerals. → 6,000
Min/max: High uncertainty. → 5,000 - 10,000
Female participation: no data. perhaps → 1,000?
Gold: none

2018: 5,000

ARM-18 and IGF-18 replicate ILO-99 data

2014: 7,000

(UBC-14): Gold-only data produced by statistic modelling:

Expected ASM population: 7,000 
Estimated ASM gold production: 0.2 t/a

- Probably to be interpreted as all minerals, as there are no records of gold production in Cuba

1999: 5,000

(ILO-99): Employment: 5,000
Number of mines: > 300
Illegal mines: +/- 10%

ReferenceYearCitationArchived CopyLink
ARM-182018Barreto, M.L.,Schein, P., Hinton, J., Hruschka, F. (2018): The Impact of Small-Scale Mining Operations on Economies and Livelihoods in Low- to Middle-Income Countries. ARM, Envigado, PACT,…
IGF-182018IGF (2018): Global Trends in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM): A review of key numbers and issues. IIED/IISD, London,…
UBC-142014Seccatore, J., Veiga, M., et al. (Univ. of British Columbia - UBC) (2014): An estimation of the artisanal small-scale production of gold in the world. Scitotenv.…
ILO-991999Jennings, N. (1999): Social and labour issues in small-scale mines. Report for discussion at the Tripartite Meeting on Social and Labour Issues in Small-scale Mines. ILO,…



ASM DATA - Country Database Record
Country CodeCUB
ASM StatusExisting (data assessed)
Country Count1
Data year1999
Publ. year2018
ASM Miners6,000
- gold0
Inc. DevMinsome
- min.5,000
- max.10,000
- female1 ,000
ASM Commoditiesindustial minerals, salt
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