Mining and Quarrying rebounds
Mining and Quarrying (MAQ) recovered in the second quarter of 2017 as it grew by
13.7 percent from a contraction of 4.0 percent in the previous year. Other non-metallic mining, the main contributor to the growth of the sector, expanded by 73.8 percent. Other contributors to the upturn of the sector were Nickel mining, and Stone quarrying, clay, and sandpits.
On the other hand, the rest of MAQ’s subsectors suffered a setback: Crude oil and natural gas extraction by
4.2 percent, Gold mining by 10.4 percent, Copper mining by 21.9 percent, Other metallic mining by 23.6 percent, and Chromium mining by 95.0 percent.