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Resource monitoring

Statistical data on mineral resources, mineral or raw material industries and material cycles in Switzerland (qualitative, quantitative and economic) are collected and interpreted through resource monitoring

Example of statistics for iron ore deposits and iron smelting
Example of statistics for iron ore deposits and iron smelting in the Swiss Jura
© SGTK

Summary

The Swiss Geological Survey and the Swiss Geotechnical Commission (SGTK) started the Resource Monitoring project in 2010.


Foundation for trade and international exchange

The statistical data on mineral resources, the natural resource industries and material cycles in Switzerland can clarify the import, export and trade statistics (customs statistics, Federal Statistical Office, various industries).

The federal government, authorities, industry and other interest groups benefit from this data collection. At the same time, resource monitoring facilitates the exchange with international organizations such as:

  • EU Raw Material Initiative
  • British Geological Survey (BGS)
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Statistics from the British Geological Survey on the imports and exports of mercury in Switzerland
Statistics from the British Geological Survey (BGS) on the imports and exports of mercury in Switzerland. The export surplus is due to the high local recycling rate.
© BGS, European Mineral Statistics 2004-2011

Data

Most statistical data are compiled and partly released by the industries in the rocks and soils sector as well as the mineral processing industry.

 


Mineral Resources

ETH Zurich Department of Earth Sciences
Georesources Switzerland Group
NO F35
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zurich
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+41 44 632 37 28

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