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



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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