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The role of mining in national economies (2nd edition)

This second edition of The role of mining in national economies provides an update on the contribution of mining activities in each of the world's 214 national economies. The report extends the analysis of that in the first edition to capture the recent downturn in the mineral prices (2010-2012) as well providing a deeper understanding of the role of mining in poverty reduction.

A well-founded understanding of the role of mining and metals in each country's national economy is critical for sound policy development and societal decision-making. Mining's role in national economies and society in general is a continued area of focus for ICMM.