UK Minerals Yearbook 2021 available to download
The UK Minerals Yearbook 2021 provides essential information about the production, consumption and trade of UK minerals up to 2020.11/04/2022 By BGS Press
The latest statistical data on minerals production in the UK is now available to download. The UK Minerals Yearbook 2021 provides essential information about the production, consumption and trade of UK minerals up to 2020.
Published annually by BGS, the yearbook includes definitive updates designed to inform decision makers, the minerals industry and those interested in the contribution of minerals to the national economy.
The UK produces over 270 million tonnes of minerals each year, contributing to the country’s construction, energy, manufacturing and agricultural sectors.
Coal production continues to decline (80 per cent since 2015) as the UK continues to move away from the use of coal for power generation. Also notable in 2020 is a decline in production of construction minerals, around 10 per cent compared to 2019. This is most likely a temporary reduction due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The UK Minerals Yearbook 2021 is available to view and download from the Minerals UK website.
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