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Extractive Industries in the UK

Extractive Industries in the UK

 

Sector Introduction

The extractive industries in the UK comprise oil and gas production, mining and quarrying. These industries play a major role in the UK economy. Find out more about the UK extractive industries in our sector overview.

Sector Introduction

Underground Mining

Sector Data

The extractive industries in the UK comprise oil and gas production, mining and quarrying. These sectors play a major role in the UK economy, contributing a total of £18 billion Gross Value Added and employing 60,000 people directly, with many more supported in the industries’ supply chains.

Sector Data

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Oil & Gas

The UK oil and gas industry is in its sixth decade of offshore production.

Find out more about the industry here.

Oil & Gas industry

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Mining & Quarrying

The UK has diverse and large deposits of minerals.

Find out more about the sector in the UK here.

Mining & Quarrying sector