European mineral statistics
European Mineral Statistics is the only up-to-date publication dedicated to statistical information about minerals and metals in Europe, and presented in a convenient form. It provides the essential background intelligence for any European minerals-related activities.
Production, export and import tables are presented for all EU members and EU candidate countries, plus Norway and Switzerland, in two sections:
- by individual country
- by commodity, with bullets on salient features and graphics
More than 70 different mineral commodities are included from Aluminium to Zirconium, plus statistics relating to primary aggregates and cement.
The book also includes commentary discussing the different categories of minerals – construction minerals, industrial minerals, metals and energy minerals – in the European context and contains general information on the compilation of data.
Minerals Intelligence Network for Europe (Minerals4EU)
From September 2013, BGS is participating in a project funded by the European Union 7th Framework Programme with the overall aim of establishing a Minerals Intelligence Network for Europe. This project is designed to meet the recommendations of the EU’s Raw Materials Initiative and will deliver a network structure, web portal with spatial data on Europe’s mineral resources, the most comprehensive European Minerals Yearbook ever produced and foresight studies.
Building on their existing experience in collecting worldwide mineral production and trade statistics, BGS is leading Work Package 4 which is developing the Yearbook. In addition to production and trade figures, the Work Package is aiming to include data relating to resources, reserves and exploration data for primary minerals, together with some information relating to secondary raw materials. This Yearbook should be published by August 2015 but in the meantime additional information relating to the project can be found at: www.minerals4eu.eu