The British Geological Survey has one of the largest databases in the world on the production and trade of minerals. The dataset contains annual production statistics by mass for more than 70 mineral commodities covering the majority of economically important and internationally-traded minerals, metals and mineral-based materials. For each commodity the annual production statistics are recorded for individual countries, grouped by continent. Import and export statistics are also available for years up to 2002. Maintenance of the database is funded by the Science Budget and output is used by government, private industry and others in support of policy, economic analysis and commercial strategy. As far as possible the production data are compiled from primary, official sources. Quality assurance is maintained by participation in such groups as the International Consultative Group on Non-ferrous Metal Statistics. Individual commodity and country tables are available for sale on request.
Extracts of reasonable length from this dataset may be quoted without prior permission provided full acknowledgement is given of the source of the extract.
For more information please contact:
British Geological Survey
Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
Tel : +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax :+44 (0)115 936 3276
|Curator||British Geological Survey|
|Supply media/format|| PDF FILES
MS WORD - Form 1990 to 1997 (data years) individual tables can be presented as MS-Word files by commodity or country.
.TXT FILES - From 1985 to 1992 (data years) individual commodity tables can also be presented as .txt files, or edited to formatted text or MS-Word files.
BOOKS - From 1913 to 1997 (data years) as annual books, or photocopies of parts thereof. Each book covers a 5-year run of statistics.
|Storage format|| Digital:Microsoft Access database
|Frequency of update||annually|
|Start of capture||1918|
|End of capture||Not known|
|Organisation||British Geological Survey|
|Address||Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth|
|Telephone||+44 (0)115 936 3143|
|Fax||+44 (0)115 936 3276|
|Topic category||geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)|
|Keywords and Keyphrases|| COMMERCE
|Keyword source||BGS Keyphrases|
|Spatial Reference System||Not available|
|Coverage (Lat/Long)|| North boundary : 90
East boundary : 180
South boundary : -90
West boundary : -180
|Metadata last updated||22nd July 2008|
|Metadata standard||ISO standard 19115:2003|
|Copyright and IPR|
|The copyright of materials derived from the British Geological Survey's work is vested in the Natural Environment Research Council [NERC]. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a retrieval system of any nature, without the prior permission of the copyright holder, via the BGS Intellectual Property Rights Manager. Use by customers of information provided by the BGS, is at the customer's own risk. In view of the disparate sources of information at BGS's disposal, including such material donated to BGS, that BGS accepts in good faith as being accurate, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the quality or accuracy of the information supplied, or to the information's suitability for any use. NERC/BGS accepts no liability whatever in respect of loss, damage, injury or other occurence however caused.|
|W -180||90 N|
|S -90||180 E|