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Analysis of 2019 Domestic Aggregate Production in Korea (I)
2019년도 국내 골재 수급 분석 (I)
Econ. Environ. Geol. 2020 Dec;53(6):755-69
Published online December 31, 2020;
Copyright © 2020 the Korean society of economic and environmental gelology.

Sei Sun Hong* and Jin Young Lee
홍세선* · 이진영

Geologic Research Center, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Daejeon 34132, Korea
한국지질자원연구원 지질연구센터
Received October 31, 2020; Revised December 1, 2020; Accepted December 4, 2020.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
In 2019, about 134 million m3 of aggregate was produced in an estimated 880 quarries and pits in 17 metropolitan governments. Leading producing metropolitan cities were Gyeonggi-do, Gyeongsangnam-do, Chungcheongbuk-do, Gangwon-do, Gyeongsangbuk- do, Chungcheongnam-do, in order decreasing volume, which together accounted for about 71% of total product. Of the total domestic aggregates produced in 2019, about 31 % was sand and about 69% was gravel. It estimated that of the 134 million m3 of aggregates in Korea in 2019, about 50.3% was produced by screening crushed aggregate by 41.4% by forest aggregate, 3.3% by land aggregate, 1.7% by sea aggregate and 1.7% by washing each other, and 0.7% by river aggregate. This indicates that screening crushed aggregate and forest aggregate are the main producers of domestic aggregates. The most crushed and forest aggregate was extracted at the Gyeonggi-do and Gyeongsangnam-do, respectively. Land aggregate was mainly extracted at Gyeongsangbuk-do and Gangwon-do. Therefore, in the future supply and demand of aggregate resources, it is judged that there should be a primary policy direction for screening crushed and forest aggregate.
Keywords : forest aggregate, screening crushed aggregate, land aggregate, sand, gravel


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