An overview is presented of the Finnish industrial minerals sector in 2000.
Limestone and its primary products, apatite, and paper pigments are looked at in more detail.
Cement production at Pargas and Lappeenranta was up 9% to 1.4 M tonnes and lime output rose by 5% to 573,400 tonnes.
Production of apatite at Siilinjarvi reached a record level of 751,000 tonnes, 2% up on 1999.
Consumption of paper minerals is expected to …