Mineral Industry Statistics

Note to readers:

Statistics Canada starts to collect data through the Annual Mineral Production Survey (AMNP) and now releases estimates of mineral production in Canada for reference year 2019. The data were collected during the summer and fall of 2020.

Mineral industrial statistics, such as revenue, salaries and wages, cost of materials and supplies used, cost of energy and water utility are also collected as part of this survey. These statistics will be released in Table 16-10-0025-01.

Statistics on the mineral industry, which come from the Annual Mineral Production Survey, focus on Canadian establishments that are involved in mining operations in Canada. The data specifically shows production or shipments by producers.

2018 Mineral Industry Statistics
2017 Mineral Industry Statistics
2016 Mineral Industry Statistics

Subject of Study, Definitions and Methodology

To help you understand and use the data published by Natural Resources Canada, first get to know the subject of study, definitions of related concepts and methodology used for conducting the survey.

Historical Data

Versions prior to 2007 may be accessed on the Statistics Canada Website. Mining Statistics for years 2007 – 2009 may be accessed on the Natural Resources Canada website.

26-201 General Review of the Mineral Industries
The review presents detailed and recent statistics of the mining industry, including the production and the value of minerals by kind and by province. It also presents historical tables of values by main groups, the average prices of leading minerals and principal statistics by main group and by province, and diamond drilling of deposits other than fuels. It includes explanatory notes and a bibliography.

26-223 Metal Ore Mining
This annual publication presents data on establishments, employment, payroll, materials, supplies and contract services. It also shows the production, shipments and drillings completed. It includes lists of establishments showing employment size ranges, terms and definitions and a bibliography.

26-226 Non-metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
This publication presents data on establishments, employment, payroll, material and supplies used, fuel and electricity, as well as on production and shipments. Data are presented by province. It includes a list of establishments, definitions and a bibliography.

This publication covers NAICS 2123: Stone Mining and Quarrying; Sand, Gravel, Clay, and Ceramic and Refractory Minerals Mining and Quarrying; Other Non-Metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying.

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