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A total of 400 million tonnes of essential aggregates, industrial minerals and other manufactured mineral products were produced in Great Britain in 2018, according to the latest figures published in Profile of the UK Mineral Products Industry, by the Mineral Products Association (MPA), making the sector the UK’s biggest producer by volume.
Everything we use in life – from our homes to our mobile phones - is made from mineral products. Learn more about our essential, responsible, sustainable industry.
The link between mineral products and the countless benefits they bring to the UK economy and everyday life is highlighted in a new campaign package from the MPA.
Products from quarries are as fundamental to our lives as food from our farms. Without the natural materials we "harvest" from quarries, we would have nowhere to work, rest or play.
Mineral products are made using raw materials from the ground often in combination with recycled or secondary materials.
Daily life would be impossible without mineral products. Wherever you live, however you travel and whatever you do, the products from mineral extraction are playing an essential part that’s often taken for granted.
The minerals industry is one of Britain’s largest manufacturing sectors with a turnover of £18 billion.
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.
Find out key facts about the mineral products industry in our latest Profile of the UK Mineral Products Industry document.
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and industrial sand industries.
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