The 9th Annual Mineral Planning Survey, AMPS 2021, reports on mineral planning data for 2020. This report is set against the backdrop of decreasing aggregate sales in 2019 (-4.8%) and 2020 (-8.8%) compared to 2018. The slowdown in market sales in 2019 was partly attributed to Brexit related uncertainty that impacted particularly commercial construction projects. The decline in sales in 2020 reflects the impact of the first Covid lockdown, although demand rebounded quickly over the second half of the year and in 2021.
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.