Mineral industry of Réunion
Production of mineral commodities represents only a small part of the economy of Réunion, although little quantitative information is available. As of 2006, aggregates, cement, and seacoast coral continued to meet local construction needs. Réunion is not a globally significant mineral producer or consumer.
The privately owned Holcim (Réunion) S.A. is the most significant producer of mineral products in Réunion. In 2006, the company produced an estimated 400,000 t of cement by grinding imported clinker. The company also produced 1.3 million metric tons of aggregates from plants at Bras Panon and Saint-Joseph.
- Thomas R. Yager. "The Mineral Industries of the Indian Ocean Islands". 2006 Minerals Yearbook. U.S. Geological Survey (October 2007). This article incorporates text from this U.S. government source, which is in the public domain.
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