Raw Materials in Austria

Raw materials for building include a number of hard and soft rocks possessing physical and technical properties which make them suitable for underground constructions, high-rise buildings or for transport infrastructure.

Compared to other raw materials, their importance has increased dramatically during the last decades.

With a yearly production of approximately 110 million tons they represent the most significant part of mineral resources in Austria. Extraction takes place mostly in open pits and quarries and reflects the regional distribution of demand.