In the first part of the 20th century the mines were privately owned except for some treasury plants. As an important part of the period of social-economical change following the 2nd World War the whole mine industry of Hungary was socialized between 1946 and 1949 and then, in the name of ''socialist industralization'' a radical enhancement of production began based on the governmental central plans. Later it was followed by a wide scale of mechanization and the extension in the number of mined products.
The Hungarian raw material stock:
|In operation (mining site featuring Technical Operating Plan)||2 325 758|
|Free (Owning mineral wealth but not registered as mining site)||1 432 468|
|Temporarily closed||129 456|
The gravel production of the counties belonging to the region from 1st January 2005 to 1st January 2006: