Poland's crushed aggregates sector at the onset of economic crisis
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Państwowy Instytut Geologiczny-Państwowy Instytut Badawczy
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Tadeusz J. Smakowski
Państwowy Instytut Geologiczny-Państwowy Instytut Badawczy, 00-975 Warszawa, ul. Rakowiecka 4
Mining Science 2010;130(Special Issue 37):241-253
The onset of economic crisis of 2008 did not influence the Poland’s market of crushed aggregates as that was shown by supply and demand dynamics reaching record levels of 49.3 Mt and 51.7 Mt, respectively. These records in supply and demand may be explained in terms of effect of scale of the infrastructure and construction works in Poland, driven by EU funding. The preliminary data for 2009 shows similar or even somewhat higher levels of that supply and demand. The forecasts for 2010 indicate further rise of level of supply up to 52 Mt, and that of demand – to 55 Mt. According to long-term forecasts, the supply may still increase up to 60 Mt per year till 2020, and the demand – up to 65 Mt. Those increases are expected to be connected with changes of assortment structure of supply of natural crushed aggregates, that is, a further increase in share of supply of aggregates from crushing of sedimentary rocks at the expense of aggregates from crushing magmatic ones, at present playing the major role at the Polish market.
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