Mining and Quarrying improves
Mining and Quarrying accelerated to 10.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 from the 5.4 percent growth recorded in the same period of the previous year. The main contributor to the growth was Other Non-metallic Mining, which grew by 17.7 percent; followed by Crude Oil, Natural Gas & Condensate, 12.0 percent; and Stone Quarrying, Clay and Sandpits, 6.8 percent. Other sub-sectors that posted expansion during the reference period were: Nickel Mining, 6.5 percent; Chromium Mining, 179.8 percent; Copper Mining, 5.8 percent; and Other Metallic Mining, 9.3 percent.
On the other hand, Gold Mining contracted by 3.3 percent.
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