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Last edited 01 Oct 2020
According to the UK government, the foundation industries are:
They produce 75% of all the material on the planet and are vital for the UK’s manufacturing and construction sectors. Ref https://www.ukri.org/innovation/industrial-strategy-challenge-fund/transforming-foundation-industries-challenge/
Combined, they are worth about £52 billion to the UK economy (2020) Ref https://www.gov.uk/government/news/foundation-industries-building-a-resilient-recovery-apply-for-funding
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