The Mining of metal ores industry in Bulgaria was represented by 27 companies at the end of 2017, compared to 31 in the previous year and 26 in 2015.
The industry's net profit amounted to BGN 380,831,000 in 2017.
The industry's total revenue was BGN 1,626,392,000 in 2017, up by 12.71% compared to the previous year.
The combined costs of the companies in the Mining of metal ores industry reached BGN 1,202,708,000 in 2017, up by 2.60% year-on-year.
The industry's total revenue makes up 1.87% to the country's Gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017, compared to 1.72% for 2016 and 1.76% in 2015.
A total of 6,354 people were employed in the Mining of metal ores industry in 2017, compared to 6,707 in 2016 and 6,758 in 2015.
Most of the companies in the industry are based in Laki, followed by Sofia and Madan.