The Mineral Products Industry supplies the essential raw and manufactured mineral products to support future sustainable economic growth, whilst also playing its part in the transition to a low carbon and more circular economy.
The sector represents the largest element of the construction supply chain, a supplier of essential key raw materials and products to many other industries, and the largest material flow in the UK economy.
A healthy domestic Mineral Products Industry is vital for the UK.
Production of aggregates and manufactured mineral products (GB)
Value of construction output, our main customer (UK)
People employed in the industry (UK)
CONSTRUCTION USES (million tonnes)
Sand & gravel - land won
NON-CONSTRUCTION USES (million tonnes)
(a) Includes Northern Ireland. (b) Converted using 2.38 tonnes per cubic metre of ready-mixed concrete. (c) Latest data available is for 2014.
Further information is available in our publication “Profile of the UK Mineral Products Industry - 2020 Edition”.
Presenting detailed analysis of the latest data for each product, the review highlights the significant contribution the industry makes to the UK economy from over 2,000 active sites and plants.
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.