UK Industry Sources

The Mineral Products Association and CBI Minerals Group websites contains lots of further information on the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. A detailed research study was published in February 2016.

Agg-Net is the place to go for up-to-date industry news and jobs.

For geological information in the UK, visit the British Geological Survey (BGS)

Anyone with a general interest in geology or quarrying and how it supports the built environment might find virtual quarry interesting. Teachers in particular might find it useful as a learning resource.


International Industry Sources


UEPG (Union Européenne des Producteurs de Granulats) represents the European Aggregates Industry in Brussels, now with Members in 29 countries. On behalf of its Members, UEPG actively lobbies the European institutions and other stakeholders on issues key to the industry.


The NSSGA (National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association) is the leading voice for the Aggregates Industry in the USA.


The CCAA, Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia, is the peak body for the heavy construction materials industry in Australia.

Southern Africa

ASPASA is the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa – an association of private sector producers of aggregates and sand.

New Zealand

The Aggregate and Quarry Association - the AQA - represents most companies involved in New Zealand’s quarrying industry.


The Department of Statistics Malaysia produces information on the mining and quarrying industry in Malasia.

Hong Kong

For information on quarrying activity in Hong Kong, visit the Development Bureau website of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Middle East

The Ministry of Energy is the Government Department within the United Arab Emirates that has responsibility for mineral resources.

For Saudi Arabia, visit the Saudi Geological Survey website.