In 2020, the gross value added in Germany amounted to €3,088 billion at current prices. According to the World Bank, Germany is thus the largest national economy in Europe and the fourth largest in the world. (1) The gross value added of the “mining and quarrying” economic sector amounted in 2020 to €3 billion, which is equivalent to 0.10% of Germany’s gross value added.
“Mining and Quarrying” sector companies generated a total turnover of around €8.6 billion in 2020. Circa €7.3 billion (around 85 %) of this sum was attributable to domestic sales and €1.3billion (about 15 %) to foreign sales.
Sales in the mining and quarrying sector from 2016 to 2020
(1) World Bank (2020): GDP All Countries and Economies. URL: https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD?most_recent_value_ desc=true&year_high_desc=true [Accessed on 01 December 2022].
*Provision of services for mining and quarrying (W08-09) and in the subordinate role of ore mining (WZ08-07), related to companies with 20 and more employees