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Mining and Quarrying

The mining and quarrying statistics show the amount and type of mining and quarrying in Denmark. The statistics is used for analytical purposes. The statistics has been made since 1973 but is only comparable since 2006.

Statistical presentation

The mining and quarrying statistics are a yearly measurement of extracted raw material types from land and from the sea floor stated in Cubic meters. The statistics are grouped by raw material types and by geography.

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Statistical processing

Data are annually collected from all extractors on land. The reported data are checked for errors by comparing changes over time in the municipalities and for the totals for each resource category. Figures for raw materials extracted from the sea are checked for errors in the same way.

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There is great interest in the published figures on raw materials among the Regions, which use the statistics to make extraction plans. The statistics are also requested by municipalities, industry organizations, other public and private institutions, researchers, companies and the news media. The statistics is used in the compilation of the Economic Accounts for the environment in the National Accounts.

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Accuracy and reliability

The statistics is based on a census sample. 100 per cent of the population are covered. The overall accuracy of these statistics are therefore high. In 2019 Bornholms Regionskommune has not been able to submit all data. Data are preliminary and will be updated medio august.

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Timeliness and punctuality

The Regions and The Nature Agency collects data and Statistics Denmark publishes the statistics within 1 month after receiving data. The statistics is normally published at the pre-announced time.

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The statistics can be compared at the municipal level from 1980 onwards. The data have been largely unchanged over time. The quality or the reliability of the statistics is expected to be higher after 1990, because at that time a duty on the extraction of raw materials was introduced together with the control of all reports on extractions through the official channels. Accordning to problems with implementation of the new municipality-reform in 2007 the data are considered to have a lower quality for 2007 than for 2006.

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Accessibility and clarity

These statistics are published yearly in a Danish press release, at the same time as the tables are updated in the StatBank. In the StatBank, these statistics can be found under the subject Mining and quarrying in the following tabels RST01, RST3 og RST04. For further information, go to the subject page.

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