The Mining of metal ores industry in Bulgaria was represented by 25 companies at the end of 2018, compared to 27 in the previous year and 31 in 2016.
The industry's net profit amounted to BGN 386,264,000 in 2018.
The industry's total revenue was BGN 1,648,320,000 in 2018, up by 1.35% compared to the previous year.
The combined costs of the companies in the Mining of metal ores industry reached BGN 1,218,004,000 in 2018, up by 1.27% year-on-year.
The industry's total revenue makes up 1.67% to the country's Gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, compared to 1.69% for 2017 and 1.56% in 2016.
A total of 6,559 people were employed in the Mining of metal ores industry in 2018, compared to 6,354 in 2017 and 6,707 in 2016.
Most of the companies in the industry are based in Laki, followed by Sofia and Madan.