Environmental Indicators
Environmental Indicators
12.2- Number of Mining Facilities According to Their Groups

This indicator is a pressure indicator that shows the amount of mines registered in a given year according to the different regulatory groups defined. Mining has a significant economical role due to the direct contribution to the economy and especially inputs provided to the manufacturing sector.  However, for the sake of general benefit of the country, decisions in mining activities should be made and implemented considering both commercial interest and environmental concerns together.

In 2017, a total of 17,220 mining licenses were granted by the General Directorate of Mining Affairs. of these licenses, 6,144 have been granted as exploration license and 11,076 have been granted as running license. Total number of licenses decreased in 2008-2017 period. The share of mining and quarrying in GDP decreased from 1.1% in 2008 to 0.9% in 2017.

As of 2017, 4,951 licensed mining sites were in operation. Out of these, 34.2 % were in Group II(a), 30.5 % in group IV and 27.9% were in group II(b) [80].

 

GRAPH 106- MINING LICENCES (2008-2017)

Source: Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, General Dectorate of Mining Affairs (MİGEM)

http://www.migem.gov.tr/Istatistik.aspx

 

GRAPH 107- NUMBER OF MINING LICENSES ACCORDING TO MINING GROUPS (2010-2017)

Source: Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, General Dectorate of Mining Affairs (MİGEM)

http://www.migem.gov.tr/Istatistik.aspx