Role of Mining in National Economies: Mining Contribution Index (3rd edition, 2016)

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Role of Mining in National Economies: Mining Contribution Index (3rd edition) draws attention to the significant contribution of mining and metals to the global economy and to the economies of an increasing number of low- and middle-income countries. This third edition, produced at a time of considerable turbulence in international commodity markets, shows that despite the metals prices downturn a great many low and middle-income economies remained dependent on the mineral sector in 2014. This edition also includes the biannual Mining Contribution Index (MCI), updated and including a new indicator – mineral rents as a percentage of GDP.

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