Annual Statistics of Mineral Production

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Preliminary estimate of the mineral production of Canada, by province, 2016

Metals Units Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut Canada
Antimony tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
$000 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Bismuth tonnes 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
$000 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
Cadmium tonnes 0 0 0 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55
$000 0 0 0 0 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 101
Cesium (Cs₂O) tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Cobalt tonnes 1,272 0 0 0 1,148 1,556 269 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,245
$000 44,182 0 0 0 39,900 54,052 9,352 0 0 0 0 0 0 147,485
Copper tonnes 35,969 0 0 0 42,780 203,590 42,921 0 0 345,252 31,797 0 0 702,310
$000 228,153 0 0 0 271,354 1,291,373 272,249 0 0 2,189,935 201,692 0 0 4,454,755
Gold kilograms 682 0 0 0 50,636 73,262 3,104 2,355 32 13,175 3,487 0 9,146 155,879
$000 36,499 0 0 0 2,710,959 3,922,311 166,158 126,099 1,725 705,346 186,704 0 489,635 8,345,437
Ilmenite kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
$000 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Indium kilograms 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
$000 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Iron ore kilotonnes 19,425 0 0 0 25,012 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,646 47,083
$000 1,675,200 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 3,753,809
Iron remelt kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
$000 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Lead tonnes 0 0 0 10,858 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10,858
$000 0 0 0 26,429 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26,429
Lithium (Li₂O) tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Molybdenum tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,708 0 0 0 2,708
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51,551 0 0 0 51,551
Nickel tonnes 52,616 0 0 0 52,624 96,792 25,333 0 0 0 0 0 0 227,364
$000 659,487 0 0 0 659,584 1,213,186 317,524 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,849,780
Niobium tonnes 0 0 0 0 6,099 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6,099
$000 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Platinum group kilograms x 0 0 0 x 24,936 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 31,093
$000 x 0 0 0 x x x 0 0 0 0 0 0 932,774
Selenium tonnes 0 0 0 0 47 113 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 176
$000 0 0 0 0 1,013 2,451 360 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,823
Silver tonnes 3 0 0 18 80 136 37 0 0 86 11 0 7 379
$000 2,204 0 0 13,107 58,589 100,055 26,844 83 0 63,279 8,406 0 5,021 277,588
Tantalum (Ta₂O₅) tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tellurium tonnes 0 0 0 0 x x x 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
$000 0 0 0 0 x x x 0 0 0 0 0 0 815
Tungsten tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uranium (U) tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12,421 0 0 0 0 0 12,421
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,117,790 0 0 0 0 0 1,117,790
Zinc tonnes 0 0 0 32,612 85,464 74,026 102,187 0 0 0 0 0 0 294,288
$000 0 0 0 88,052 230,753 199,870 275,904 0 0 0 0 0 0 794,578
Total $000 2,649,595 0 0 127,588 6,437,595 7,541,296 1,089,883 1,243,972 1,725 3,010,112 396,801 0 732,980 23,231,546

Preliminary estimate of the mineral production of Canada, by province, 2016

Nonmetals Units Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut Canada
Asbestos kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Barite kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Carbonatite kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
$000 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
CementFootnote1 kilotonnes 0 0 x 0 2,683 5,412 0 0 x x 0 0 0 12,243
$000 0 0 x 0 372,879 645,513 0 0 x x 0 0 0 1,690,381
Clay productsFootnote2 $000 0 0 x 0 x 128,385 0 x x x 0 0 0 144,460
CoalFootnote6 kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x x x 0 0 0 60,501
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x x x 0 0 0 3,554,938
Diamonds 000 carats 0 0 0 0 0 600 0 0 0 0 0 10,504 0 11,104
$000 0 0 0 0 0 355,950 0 0 0 0 0 1,265,289 0 1,621,239
Gemstones tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 x x x 0 0 224
$000 0 0 0 0 0 91 0 0 x x x 0 0 7,391
Graphite kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
$000 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
GypsumFootnote3 kilotonnes 0 0 x x 0 x x 0 0 x 0 0 0 1,662
$000 0 0 x x 0 x x 0 0 x 0 0 0 18,892
Lime kilotonnes 0 0 0 x x x x 0 x x 0 0 0 1,797
$000 0 0 0 x x x x 0 x x 0 0 0 329,488
Magnesite kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Mica kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
$000 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Nepheline syenite kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 0 475 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 475
$000 0 0 0 0 0 45,610 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45,610
Peat kilotonnes x 28 2 358 253 0 218 x 228 x 0 0 0 1,120
$000 x 4,237 699 58,726 68,936 0 52,266 x 43,809 x 0 0 0 240,342
Phosphate kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Potash (K₂O)Footnote4 kilotonnes 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 10,147 0 0 0 0 0 10,154
$000 0 0 0 3,683 0 0 0 3,885,708 0 0 0 0 0 3,889,391
Potassium sulphate kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 x
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 x
Pumice kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Quartz (silica)Footnote3 kilotonnes 0 0 x x 513 168 x 0 1,005 95 0 0 0 1,959
$000 0 0 x x 31,981 3,719 x 0 72,900 978 0 0 0 112,408
Salt kilotonnes 0 0 x x x x x 1,401 138 0 0 0 0 9,620
$000 0 0 x x x x x 80,428 12,906 0 0 0 0 548,523
Sand and gravelFootnote5 kilotonnes 2,390 x 2,794 2,795 17,544 74,297 14,137 9,003 166,420 24,323 x x 0 315,588
$000 8,471 x 24,810 12,918 97,930 498,856 97,654 84,744 1,640,808 230,842 x x 0 2,712,494
Soapstone, talc, pyrophyllite kilotonnes x 0 0 0 x x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 202
$000 x 0 0 0 x x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56,547
Sodium sulphate kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 x
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 x
StoneFootnote3 kilotonnes 7,768 x 9,353 7,481 39,401 66,191 5,439 0 6,859 8,299 x x 0 152,059
$000 62,599 x 108,340 60,199 465,351 748,517 53,510 0 50,388 76,804 x x 0 1,635,165
Sulphur, in smelter gas kilotonnes x 0 x 13 189 440 x 0 0 x x 0 0 664
$000 x 0 x 2,167 32,234 75,263 x 0 0 x x 0 0 113,556
Sulphur, elemental kilotonnes x 0 0 0 0 x 0 165 4,130 x 0 0 0 4,653
$000 x 0 0 0 0 x 0 4 118,064 x 0 0 0 132,822
Titanium dioxide kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
$000 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Wollastonite kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
$000 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Zeolite kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Total $000 73,762 6,631 230,077 155,718 1,857,815 3,039,173 229,107 4,287,611 3,036,043 3,321,454 12,298 1,276,244 0 17,525,932

Preliminary estimate of the mineral production of Canada, by province, 2016

Historical Production Units Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut Canada
Grand total, 2016 $000 2,723,357 6,631 230,077 283,306 8,295,410 10,580,468 1,318,990 5,531,583 3,037,768 6,331,566 409,099 1,276,244 732,980 40,757,479
Grand total, 2015 $000 2,783,181 r 4,638 r 230,707 r 444,468 r 7,551,966 r 10,979,014 r 1,347,870 r 8,071,878 r 2,464,547 r 6,185,840 r 246,225 r 1,816,905 r 644,165 r 42,771,405 r
Grand total, 2014 $000 3,210,270 4,187 197,637 439,074 8,489,710 10,994,882 1,428,366 6,779,350 r 2,614,751 r 6,815,371 r 408,001 1,882,373 636,424 43,900,395 r
Grand total, 2013 $000 4,078,547 3,627 220,783 597,580 8,061,574 10,205,284 1,306,192 6,858,339 2,662,414 7,111,670 466,905 1,658,958 r 629,041 43,860,914 r
Grand total, 2012 $000 4,296,715 4,192 238,068 1,155,839 8,023,919 9,538,630 1,491,577 7,789,631 2,720,418 7,826,270 485,576 1,725,392 614,441 45,910,667
Grand total, 2011 $000 4,634,162 2,747 238,347 1,334,924 8,465,486 10,698,072 1,793,888 9,100,784 2,696,459 8,981,532 367,419 2,139,644 427,322 50,880,785
Grand total, 2010 $000 4,583,117 2,933 240,509 1,210,536 7,140,137 8,128,101 1,694,797 6,488,024 2,305,158 7,165,905 298,848 2,044,797 317,140 41,620,002
Grand total, 2009 $000 2,409,490 3,565 271,341 1,100,415 5,628,495 6,324,648 1,341,397 5,059,128 1,926,000 5,622,036 240,257 1,506,569 0 31,433,340
Grand total, 2008 $000 5,315,760 3,230 357,314 1,536,973 6,191,978 9,561,159 1,686,975 8,603,948 3,952,089 7,402,675 207,644 2,123,469 12,654 46,955,870
Grand total, 2007 $000 4,949,381 4,115 327,705 1,540,180 5,540,091 10,855,586 2,479,553 5,511,105 1,812,043 5,611,423 73,963 1,830,902 34,821 40,570,868
Grand total, 2006 $000 3,029,847 5,040 322,850 1,538,565 4,559,856 9,524,218 2,089,006 3,876,777 1,580,258 5,990,584 46,339 1,638,172 31,595 34,233,107
Grand total, 2005 $000 1,744,549 4,149 304,519 906,568 3,914,212 7,438,261 1,249,291 3,793,526 1,463,552 5,384,165 38,954 1,790,371 3,773 28,035,889
Grand total, 2004 $000 770,445 3,136 285,636 778,578 4,012,242 7,122,629 1,210,337 3,037,917 1,210,800 3,739,966 61,970 2,112,471 35,458 24,381,586
Grand total, 2003 $000 845,161 3,974 263,194 702,496 3,563,171 5,690,433 892,234 2,276,573 1,218,098 2,887,311 33,589 1,666,722 34,649 20,077,602
Grand total, 2002 $000 872,806 5,285 x 653,479 3,742,025 5,937,321 850,459 x 1,094,405 2,863,558 43,109 874,174 271,629 19,959,836
Grand total, 2001 $000 863,195 3,983 x 807,203 3,603,927 5,634,975 885,093 x 1,057,061 2,866,791 41,137 778,530 320,910 19,604,464
Grand total, 2000 $000 967,121 5,482 295,249 772,546 3,653,206 5,711,381 1,068,806 2,282,648 1,064,411 2,891,467 56,264 681,743 384,597 19,834,922
Grand total, 1999 $000 820,274 7,119 326,281 850,797 3,657,469 5,119,915 810,579 2,319,133 1,091,729 2,444,839 60,747 653,367 349,046 18,511,295
Grand total, 1998 $000 1,094,534 6,499 334,952 862,992 3,559,965 4,977,632 893,158 2,426,484 1,154,132 2,893,284 116,614 400,768 0 18,721,015
Grand total, 1997 $000 1,008,273 3,410 378,005 953,071 3,437,046 5,536,141 1,020,573 2,214,208 1,031,656 3,046,937 203,632 548,768 0 19,381,721
Grand total, 1996 $000 905,901 3,604 391,455 954,683 3,414,784 5,637,546 894,591 1,887,462 1,021,976 3,004,124 407,430 518,051 0 19,041,606
Grand total, 1995 $000 878,299 3,887 362,674 1,020,674 3,338,006 5,742,634 931,275 1,893,520 1,106,630 3,438,002 176,430 551,232 0 19,443,262
Grand total, 1994 $000 837,449 2,706 407,032 862,044 2,956,265 4,834,560 736,601 1,843,466 1,081,095 2,632,482 63,610 496,407 0 16,753,716
Grand total, 1993 $000 699,383 4,270 393,740 771,849 2,691,815 4,458,542 784,177 1,406,397 947,301 2,415,424 124,178 401,237 0 15,098,312
Grand total, 1992 $000 705,673 1,699 426,936 910,138 2,694,407 4,701,063 995,032 1,401,961 978,855 2,576,757 478,005 481,858 0 16,352,383
Grand total, 1991 $000 772,184 3,261 459,535 671,397 2,930,011 5,020,491 1,033,864 1,333,385 1,158,282 2,949,515 340,703 489,100 0 17,161,728
Grand total, 1990 $000 865,987 3,271 459,488 877,926 3,037,007 6,354,667 1,195,592 1,305,729 1,149,180 3,091,913 541,814 729,685 0 19,612,259
Grand total, 1989 $000 897,338 2,214 441,502 859,375 2,877,630 7,223,749 1,577,476 1,532,485 1,205,667 3,343,784 533,910 960,773 0 21,455,902
Grand total, 1988 $000 864,766 2,233 445,957 910,764 2,712,011 6,814,222 1,547,667 1,820,107 1,224,492 3,325,091 492,199 826,595 0 20,986,106
Grand total, 1987 $000 742,818 2,541 406,315 623,584 2,780,144 5,570,816 890,560 1,464,535 1,198,930 2,896,497 437,199 714,685 0 17,728,625
Grand total, 1986 $000 817,338 1,754 366,719 501,547 2,190,541 4,742,334 668,052 1,204,164 1,559,896 2,511,615 176,101 668,452 0 15,408,513
Grand total, 1985 $000 869,726 1,917 321,469 508,871 2,243,273 4,541,133 681,433 1,284,027 1,776,561 2,524,408 60,069 641,448 0 15,454,336



Note: This table excludes petroleum and natural gas. Data include shipments by producers regardless of industrial classification. For definitions regarding data contained in this table, refer to Details of the methods used in computing the mineral production of Canada.

Source: Natural Resources Canada


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