Mining and Quarrying recovers
Mining and Quarrying recovered with 15.0 percent growth in the second quarter of 2019 from a 5.4 percent contraction in the same period of the previous year. Other Non-Metallic Mining contributed the most to the growth and posted the fastest growth of 39.6 percent. This was followed by: Crude Oil, Natural Gas & Condensate, 11.5 percent; Nickel Mining, 12.2 percent; Gold Mining, 4.1 percent; and Copper Mining, 5.1 percent.
On the other hand, the following industries declined during the period: Stone Quarrying, Clay and Sandpits, 2.7 percent; Chromium Mining, 24.2 percent; and Other Metallic Mining, 3.0 percent.