Mining and Quarrying plummets in Q1 2017
Mining and Quarrying declined by
20.0 percent in the first quarter of 2017 as compared with the 11.4 percent growth in the previous year. Nickel mining, the main contributor to the decline of the industry were Crude oil, natural gas and condensate, Copper mining, and Other non-metallic mining.
On the other hand, the rest of MAQ expanded: Stone quarrying, clay and sandpits by
13.9 percent, Gold mining by 10.0 percent, Chromium mining by 601.9 percent, and Other metallic mining by 17.8 percent.