Honduras: Perspectives for Non-Metallic Mining

It has been estimated that by the end of the year extraction of mineral resources will have generated about $50 million in revenue.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Extraction of minerals for the production of marble, gypsum, limestone, quartz, common clays and other materials could generate about $50 million this year, according to projections made by the Natural Resources and Environment Secretariat. 

See also: "Central America Exports $61 Million Worth of Metal Ore"

Latribuna.hn reports that "...The production of non-metallic minerals grew by 11% in the first half of the year, benefiting from higher orders of cement and concrete materials, earmarked for the execution of road infrastructure works and private buildings, according to the Central Bank of Honduras."

"... Undersecretary of Environment, Carlos Pineda, stressed that in 2016 the construction industry grew significantly.  The sand and gravel category invoiced $51 million in foreign currency."

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