Annual Statistics of Mineral Production

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Preliminary estimate of the mineral production of Canada, by province, 2015

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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
$000 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Bismuth tonnes 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
$000 0 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32
Cadmium tonnes x 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 69
$000 x 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 107
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 1,305 0 0 0 1,066 1,518 263 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,152
$000 48,100 0 0 0 39,289 55,939 9,711 0 0 0 0 0 0 153,039
Copper tonnes 43,691 0 0 0 45,802 194,735 39,995 977 0 342,392 16,418 206 0 684,215
$000 286,917 0 0 0 300,781 1,278,827 262,644 6,418 0 2,248,487 107,817 1,350 0 4,493,242
Gold kilograms 743 0 0 0 49,717 70,394 3,117 2,333 30 12,364 2,268 0 11,781 152,747
$000 35,500 0 0 0 2,373,913 3,361,249 148,812 111,414 1,432 590,377 108,273 0 562,541 7,293,510
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 20,274 0 0 0 25,680 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45,954
$000 x 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,798,399
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 190 131 0 0 321
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 439 302 0 0 741
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 2,287 0 0 0 2,287
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47,656 0 0 0 47,656
Nickel tonnes 50,848 0 0 0 53,452 96,702 24,939 0 0 0 0 0 0 225,941
$000 808,733 0 0 0 850,152 1,538,050 396,662 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,593,597
Niobium tonnes 0 0 0 0 5,753 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5,753
$000 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Platinum group kilograms x 0 0 0 x 27,801 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 35,042
$000 x 0 0 0 x x x 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,154,530
Selenium tonnes 0 0 0 0 39 95 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 154
$000 0 0 0 0 2,335 5,641 1,012 164 0 0 0 0 0 9,152
Silver tonnes 7 0 0 0 79 138 29 1 0 96 14 0 7 371
$000 4,514 0 0 0 51,019 89,623 19,144 486 0 62,064 9,405 0 4,647 240,903
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 2 x x x 0 0 0 0 0 9
$000 0 0 0 0 282 x x x 0 0 0 0 0 1,017
Tungsten tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,114 0 2,114
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56,536 0 56,536
Uranium (U) tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14,807 0 0 0 0 0 14,807
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,513,248 0 0 0 0 0 1,513,248
Zinc tonnes 8,021 0 0 0 93,640 59,977 87,032 1,904 0 8,496 4,138 0 0 263,209
$000 18,786 0 0 0 219,305 140,467 203,828 4,460 0 19,898 9,692 0 0 616,435
Total $000 2,685,144 0 0 0 5,890,294 7,396,009 1,063,603 1,636,230 1,432 2,968,920 235,488 57,887 567,188 22,502,195

Preliminary estimate of the mineral production of Canada, by province, 2015

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 2,628 5,297 0 0 x x 0 0 0 12,480
$000 0 0 x 0 410,243 631,602 0 0 x x 0 0 0 1,772,763
Clay productsFootnote2 $000 0 0 x 0 x 111,758 0 x x x 0 0 0 124,309
Diamonds 000 carats 0 0 0 0 0 650 0 0 0 0 0 10,950 0 11,600
$000 0 0 0 0 0 406,959 0 0 0 0 0 1,725,559 0 2,132,517
Gemstones tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 x x x 0 0 11,304
$000 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 x x x 0 0 9,110
Graphite kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
$000 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
GypsumFootnote3 kilotonnes 0 0 x x 0 x x 0 0 x 0 0 0 1,633
$000 0 0 x x 0 x x 0 0 x 0 0 0 21,125
Lime kilotonnes 0 0 0 x x x x 0 x x 0 0 0 1,812
$000 0 0 0 x x x x 0 x x 0 0 0 329,514
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
Marl 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
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 0 621 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 621
$000 0 0 0 0 0 65,729 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65,729
Peat kilotonnes x 25 x 346 326 0 207 x 240 x 0 0 0 1,190
$000 x 3,491 x 62,562 68,873 0 49,466 x 52,250 x 0 0 0 252,283
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 x 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 11,350
$000 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 6,661,020
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 490 163 x 0 1,156 111 0 0 0 2,089
$000 0 0 x x 20,750 3,650 x 0 68,683 2,807 0 0 0 98,931
Salt kilotonnes 0 0 x x x x x 1,326 113 0 0 0 0 14,719
$000 0 0 x x x x x 83,549 18,457 0 0 0 0 803,624
Sand and gravelFootnote5 kilotonnes 2,535 x 2,143 2,691 17,856 89,601 12,784 10,980 73,800 25,060 x x 0 239,164
$000 12,006 x 14,811 13,298 100,977 591,464 84,801 107,314 859,798 260,601 x x 0 2,056,410
Soapstone, talc, pyrophyllite kilotonnes x 0 0 0 x x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 164
$000 x 0 0 0 x x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53,287
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 8,849 x 8,569 6,596 38,616 70,143 13,770 0 7,749 9,749 x x 0 165,091
$000 71,015 x 85,407 53,131 452,418 732,533 131,566 0 72,306 84,222 x x 0 1,690,465
Sulphur, in smelter gas kilotonnes x 0 0 3 102 441 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 568
$000 x 0 1 547 20,356 88,309 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 113,748
Sulphur, elemental kilotonnes x 0 0 0 0 x 0 149 4,384 x 0 0 0 5,210
$000 x 0 0 0 0 x 0 6,711 317,368 x 0 0 0 390,252
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
Zeolite 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
Total $000 85,027 4,629 212,250 400,249 1,784,262 3,365,262 291,167 x x x 11,448 1,732,680 0 17,152,579

Preliminary estimate of the mineral production of Canada, by province, 2015

Fuels Units Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut Canada
Coal kilotonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x x x 0 0 0 61,700
$000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x x x 0 0 0 3,111,192
Total $000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x x x 0 0 0 3,111,192

Preliminary estimate of the mineral production of Canada, by province, 2015

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, 2015 $000 2,770,171 4,629 212,250 400,249 7,674,555 10,761,271 1,354,769 8,505,318 2,574,520 5,903,544 246,936 1,790,566 567,188 42,765,966
Grand total, 2014 $000 3,210,270 4,187 197,637 439,074 8,489,710 10,994,882 1,428,366 6,778,064 2,615,666 6,829,308 408,001 1,882,373 636,424 43,913,961
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 1,659,292 629,041 43,861,247
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
Grand total, 1984 $000 979,224 1,915 303,841 612,922 2,167,177 4,450,788 642,458 1,457,449 1,331,562 2,428,769 70,142 738,166 0 15,184,413



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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