Mining is an industry in China that employs more than one million people, according to China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), which has been compiling mining industry data since 2006.
According to the NBS, the number of miners has grown by 50% in the last four years, with an average of 7% growth in annual mining output in 2020.
China has long relied on its mining industry to generate a large amount of export income for the country, but in recent years the industry has become increasingly reliant on exports, according the NTSC.
China’s mining industry is also known for having high operating costs and high environmental impacts.
The country has also seen a number of mining accidents in recent months, with more than 100 miners killed in the past four years.
In recent years, mining accidents have been linked to the Chinese government’s attempt to address the country’s pollution.
The NBS has published its mining data quarterly since 2009, and in 2016, the data covered more than 70,000 mines.
In the 2017 edition, the industry generated more than $9.4 billion in revenues, with nearly $2.6 billion coming from mining.
Mining accounted for just under one-third of the countrys gross domestic product, according a report released by the NBER last month.
According the Nbs, China is the world’s largest mining market, with about one-quarter of the worlds total mining industry.