DENR Says Mining Industry Account for Only 0.6% of GDP

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) clarified that the mining firms affected by the agency’s closure and suspension orders account for 40.971% of industry jobs in 2015, as well as 41.425% of taxes collected and 22.463% of investments that same year. The entire mining industry only contributed 0.5% to the country’s jobs and 0.6% to gross domestic product in last year’s first three quarters. This comes in the wake…

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