The Economic Importance of Minerals to the UK
British Geological Survey Commissioned Report, CR/04/070N 28pp
The British Geological Survey produced a report on The Economic Importance of Minerals to the UK (free download) for (what was) the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Minerals and Waste Planning Division). The report was launched at the CBI Minerals Group conference on ‘Living with Minerals’ in London on 7th June 2004.
The report is one of a number of reports, leaflets and minerals profiles prepared under the Joint ODPM–BGS Minerals Information Programme that has since been superseded by the Joint DCLG–BGS Minerals Information Programme. Amongst other objectives, the document seeks to present factual information and authoritative data on the extent, availability, production, trade and use of minerals that are of economic importance to the UK. The report has been written in such a way as to be suitable for a wide non–economist audience and has avoided too much detail and economic theory. Its production contributes to a better understanding of the economic issues associated with the production and use of minerals and their contribution to sustainable economic development.