Table 11 - Total Mineral Resource Development Investments, 20203 Preliminary Estimates and 20214 Spending Intentions2

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Expenditure Category Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Mine Complex Development Grand Total ($)
20203 20214 20203 20214 20203 20214
($000)
Field Work and Overhead1, Engineering, Economic and Pre- or Production Feasibility Studies, Environment and Land Access Costs 2,091,347 2,876,705 2,385,761 2,966,106 4,477,109 5,842,811
On-Mine-Site 361,724 592,074 2,385,761 2,966,106 2,747,485 3,558,179
Off-Mine-Site 1,729,623 2,284,631 n.a. n.a. 1,729,623 2,284,631
Capital Asset Expenditures
Non-Residential Construction 143,799 183,820 3,584,000 4,730,657 3,727,799 4,914,477
Machinery and Equipment 25,655 184,326 2,631,827 3,023,705 2,657,482 3,208,031
Subtotal 169,454 368,146 6,215,827 7,754,362 6,385,281 8,122,508
Grand Total 2,260,801 3,244,851 8,601,588 10,720,468 10,862,389 13,965,319



Note: Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding. See Explanatory Notes for Tables of Mineral Exploration, and Symbols and Abbreviations Used in Tables
Source: Natural Resources Canada, from the federal-provincial/territorial Survey of Mineral Exploration, Deposit Appraisal and Mine Complex Development Expenditures.
Quebec data are compiled by l’Institut de la statistique du Québec.

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