Mining and Quarrying manages to grow
Mining and Quarrying managed to increase in the fourth quarter of 2017 by
8.8 percent but slower than the 10.8 percent posted in the same period of the previous year. Stone quarrying, clay and sandpits was the main contributor to the growth with 17.7 percent expansion. Other sub-sectors contributed to the growth were: Crude oil, Natural Gas & Condensate, 7.4 percent; Gold mining, 16.5 percent; Other non-metallic mining, 1.3 percent; and Nickel mining, 1.1 percent.
On the other hand, Other metallic mining and Copper mining posted decline by
11.6 percent and 12.2 percent, respectively.