On the 15th October, the European Minerals Yearbook was officially launched at the “Raw Materials Diplomacy Dialogue between the EU and Advanced Mining Countries” organised by the European Commission DG GROW and EASME in Brussels.
The digital database acts as new tool for the industry and EU decision-makers as it details information on minerals statistics and intelligence for 40 European countries.
The database identifies 65 commodities from primary minerals with a focus on the twenty critical raw materials for the EU, covering a 10-year span for production and trade.
The Yearbook is aimed at reducing costs and risks, and securing sustained supplies for European industries in the mining and manufacturing sectors.
Mr Koen Verbruggen, EuroGeoSurveys President, said
“The European mining sector spends too much time searching for data; the Minerals Yearbook will make the data available at the touch of a button, free of charge, and will be an important boost to profitability of the companies that use it”.
The European Minerals Yearbook has been welcomed as a powerful tool to provide a much-needed impetus to our resource-demanding economy sectors by means of enhanced documentation and information provision to interested parties on minerals and other raw materials kept in Europe’s cellar.
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