Development of Chosen Social and Economic Indicators of Using Raw Materials in the Context of Sustainability in Slovakia
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One of the most important tasks in the future should be increasing the processing level and products’ finalization on the base of raw materials, since they have an impact on the economic growth. The goal of the contribution is to search for the development of social and economic indicators, influencing the usage of raw materials from the viewpoint of sustainability of the Slovakian industry. By the indicators, we analyzed mining in the individual regions of Slovakia through an analysis of the macro environment. The analysis showed that employment in the mining organizations recorded a decreasing trend, whereas the investment in Slovakia influenced sustainability positively. Value added and the gross domestic product (GDP) in the mining sector recorded a fluctuating tendency. Results confirm that the usage of raw materials is characterized by positive impacts on the social and economic area of sustainable development in Slovakia. The results can serve as the basis for the management of mining organizations towards sustainability, which will demand research of other indicators in all regions and industries, contributing to the national economy.
KeywordsRaw material base Resource policy Economic and social indicators Gross domestic products Employment Export Import Slovakia
The contribution presents partial results of project solving VEGA No. 1/0515/18, VEGA No. 1/0651/2019 and KEGA 006TUKE-4/2019.
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