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Preliminary estimate of the mineral production in Canada, 2020

Note to readers:

Preliminary estimates of mineral production for Canada for the reference year 2020 are now available.

Beginning with reference year 2019, collection of most of these data is administered by Statistics Canada in partnership with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).

For ease of reference, NRCan continues to publish quantity shipped and value of shipments for all commodities produced in Canada; beginning with reference year 2019, quantity produced has been added to the table.

Other than the exceptions below, data are sourced from Statistics Canada’s Table 16-10-0022-01 - Production, shipments and value of shipments of metallic and non-metallic minerals, annual.

NRCan developed 2020 preliminary for the following:

  • For antimony, bismuth, cadmium, indium, selenium, tellurium, and sulphur in smelter gas, NRCan estimated quantity produced, quantity shipped and value of shipments based on historical trends.
  • For elemental sulphur, Canada level quantity produced is sourced from Statistics Canada; all others values are NRCan estimates based on historical trends.
  • For the province of Quebec, data are typically collected by the Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ); however, at the time of publishing, 2020 preliminary ISQ data were only available for lime, sand and gravel, quartz and stone. NRCan estimated quantity produced, quantity shipped and value of shipments based on historical trends for cobalt, copper, gold, ilmenite, iron ore, iron remelt, lithium, nickel, platinum group, selenium, silver, tellurium, titanium dioxide, zinc, clay products, diamonds, graphite, mica, peat, and salt.
  • For Iron Ore, for Newfoundland and Labrador and Nunavut, NRCan estimated quantity produced, quantity shipped and value of shipments based on historical trends.

Prior to 2001, the Grand total included the total value of Metals, Nonmetals and Fuels (Coal, Crude oil and equivalent, Natural gas and Natural gas by products). Since 2002, the Grand total includes the total value of Metals, Nonmetlas and Coal only.

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Metals

Metals (PDF, 624.69 kB)

Commodity Category Units Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick QuebecFootnote6 Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut Canada
AntimonyFootnote1 Quantity produced Kilograms 0 0 0 0 2,100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,100
Quantity shipped Kilograms 0 0 0 0 1,800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,800
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
BismuthFootnote1 Quantity produced Kilograms 0 0 0 0 3,900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,900
Quantity shipped Kilograms 0 0 0 0 3,700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,700
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47
CadmiumFootnote1 Quantity produced Kilograms 0 0 0 0 140,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 140,000
Quantity shipped Kilograms 0 0 0 0 122,261 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 122,261
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 492 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 492
Cobalt Quantity produced Tonnes 1,510 0 0 0 1,543 1,028 198 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,279
Quantity shipped Tonnes 1,510 0 0 0 1,285 542 198 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,535
Value of shipment $000 x 0 0 0 56,862 24,170 8,733 0 0 0 0 0 0 156,408
Niobium Quantity produced Kilograms 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Kilograms 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Copper Quantity produced Tonnes x 0 0 0 36,170 123,630 22,384 0 0 255,688 x 0 0 475,898
Quantity shipped Tonnes x 0 0 0 36,361 121,196 22,169 0 0 277,488 x 0 0 495,154
Value of shipment $000 x 0 0 0 283,453 888,114 145,246 0 0 2,236,742 x 0 0 3,859,973
Gold Quantity produced Kilograms x 0 x 0 56,289 73,799 2,668 x x 19,015 x 0 x 182,352
Quantity shipped Kilograms x 0 x 0 59,637 73,997 2,615 x x 18,822 x 0 x 186,564
Value of shipment $000 x 0 200,280 0 3,938,487 5,070,747 x x x 938,799 x 0 x 12,320,820
Ilmenite Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
IndiumFootnote1 Quantity produced Grams 0 0 0 0 0 6,285,734 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6,285,734
Quantity shipped Grams 0 0 0 0 0 6,285,734 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6,285,734
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 0 2,329 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,329
Iron oreFootnote2 Quantity produced Tonnes 22,920,918 0 0 0 32,118,751 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5,019,904 60,059,572
Quantity shipped Tonnes 18,181,627 0 0 0 29,546,609 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,699,408 52,427,644
Value of shipment $000 1,945,434 0 0 0 3,161,487 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 502,837 5,609,758
Iron remelt Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Lead Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Molybdenum Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,671 0 0 0 2,671
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,655 0 0 0 2,655
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92,780 0 0 0 92,780
Nickel Quantity produced Tonnes 32,987 0 0 0 55,196 64,900 14,160 0 0 0 0 0 0 167,243
Quantity shipped Tonnes 32,987 0 0 0 52,845 63,370 14,160 0 0 0 0 0 0 163,362
Value of shipment $000 610,261 0 0 0 916,856 1,045,037 262,160 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,834,315
Platinum group Quantity produced Grams 19,214 0 0 0 6,724,353 23,535,784 239,234 0 0 0 0 0 0 30,518,585
Quantity shipped Grams 17,423 0 0 0 6,664,682 22,858,982 229,928 0 0 0 0 0 0 29,771,015
Value of shipment $000 1,200 0 0 0 407,032 1,398,528 11,444 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,818,203
SeleniumFootnote1 Quantity produced Kilograms 0 0 0 0 31,521 53,521 16,543 0 0 0 0 0 0 101,585
Quantity shipped Kilograms 0 0 0 0 31,521 53,521 16,543 0 0 0 0 0 0 101,585
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 1,533 2,603 805 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,941
Silver Quantity produced Kilograms x 0 315 0 78,172 71,812 x 0 x 91,634 x 0 x 295,051
Quantity shipped Kilograms x 0 319 0 86,527 65,335 x 0 x 85,956 x 0 x 289,871
Value of shipment $000 x 0 232 0 64,868 x x 0 x x x 0 x 217,312
TelluriumFootnote1 Quantity produced Kilograms 0 0 0 0 13,128 7,665 2,061 0 0 0 0 0 0 22,854
Quantity shipped Kilograms 0 0 0 0 3,239 7,665 2,061 0 0 0 0 0 0 12,965
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 334 790 212 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,337
Uranium (U) Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,085 0 0 0 0 0 4,085
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,121 0 0 0 0 0 4,121
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 370,932 0 0 0 0 0 370,932
Zinc Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 53,741 x x 0 0 x 0 0 0 161,784
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 78,750 x x 0 0 x 0 0 0 184,846
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 169,450 x x 0 0 x 0 0 0 397,743
Total Value of shipment $000 2,936,787 0 200,512 0 9,829,766 8,601,407 630,287 572,277 6,931 3,335,317 332,905 0 2,070,285 28,516,476

Nonmetals

Nonmetals (PDF, 690.49 kB)

Commodity Category Units Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick QuebecFootnote6 Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut Canada
Barite Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Clay products Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 x 0 0 x 0 0 x x 0 0 0 295,504
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 x 0 0 x 0 0 x x 0 0 0 412,789
Value of shipment $000 0 0 x 0 0 x 0 0 x x 0 0 0 x
Diamonds Quantity produced Carats 0 0 0 0 1,624,488 r 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 15,035,711
Quantity shipped Carats 0 0 0 0 1,616,682 r 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 15,000,271
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 166,213 r 0 0 0 0 0 1,150,164 0 1,542,193
CoalFootnote3 Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 x x x 0 0 0 40,791,647
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 x x x 0 0 0 40,791,647
Value of shipment $000 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 x x x 0 0 0 3,957,956
Gemstones Quantity produced Kilograms 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 x x x 0 0 77,636
Quantity shipped Kilograms 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 x x x 0 0 82,182
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 x x x 0 0 4,266
Graphite Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 8,841 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8,841
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 11,937 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11,937
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 23,874 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23,874
Gypsum Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 x 0 0 x 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 2,915,270
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 x 0 0 x 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 2,974,237
Value of shipment $000 0 0 x 0 0 x 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 48,583
Lime Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 r 534,376 1,077,942 176,520 0 r 66,000 0 0 0 2,062,542
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 r 509,401 900,954 175,607 0 r 57,000 0 0 0 1,851,622
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 r 100,104 r r 0 r r 0 0 0 257,411
Magnesite Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Mica Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Nepheline syenite Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 506,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 506,000
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 512,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 512,000
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 0 118,721 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 118,721
Peat Quantity produced Tonnes x x 816 411,120 343,761 0 x x 185,859 0 0 0 0 1,378,595
Quantity shipped Tonnes x x x 474,505 379,819 0 x x 315,189 0 0 0 0 1,481,953
Value of shipment $000 x x x 102,434 92,715 0 x x 65,768 0 0 0 0 361,749
Potash (MOP)Footnote4 Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21,975,090 0 0 0 0 0 21,975,090
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21,960,891 0 0 0 0 0 21,960,891
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,735,520 0 0 0 0 0 3,735,520
Potassium sulphate Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 x
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 x
Pumice Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Quartz (silica) Quantity produced Tonnes x 0 x x x 1,511,482 x 0 x 122,300 0 0 0 3,720,938
Quantity shipped Tonnes x 0 x x x 1,515,971 x 0 x 120,300 0 0 0 3,645,872
Value of shipment $000 x 0 x x x 20,100 x 0 x 2,453 0 0 0 122,879
Salt Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 r 337,742 1,207,853 r r r r 0 0 0 0 13,260,613
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 r 331,024 1,184,954 r r r r 0 0 0 0 13,181,670
Value of shipment $000 0 0 r 18,372 57,259 r r 125,428 r 0 0 0 0 636,957
Sand and gravel Quantity produced Tonnes r r 7,779,634 3,115,719 18,942,981 63,402,919 8,329,924 8,095,596 34,686,899 35,996,055 r r r 181,471,031
Quantity shipped Tonnes r r 7,507,894 2,242,809 18,942,981 61,452,640 8,471,835 7,149,187 32,752,329 30,890,227 r r r 170,563,208
Value of shipment $000 r r r r 146,640 589,396 70,910 73,490 415,792 326,029 2,352 r 0 1,729,277
Soapstone, talc, pyrophyllite Quantity produced Tonnes x 0 0 0 x x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 153,293
Quantity shipped Tonnes x 0 0 0 x x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 153,291
Value of shipment $000 x 0 0 0 x x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44,802
Sodium sulphate Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 x
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 x
Stone Quantity produced Tonnes r r 7,914,628 3,618,166 49,488,240 51,845,481 5,488,883 0 7,301,307 r 25,000 r 0 141,200,924
Quantity shipped Tonnes r r 7,898,674 3,851,274 49,488,240 66,116,453 5,286,521 0 7,809,727 r 25,000 r 0 155,844,969
Value of shipment $000 r r 107,653 34,186 596,125 526,295 r 0 r r 1,250 r 0 1,632,580
Sulphur, in smelter gasFootnote1 Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 185 32,453 111,649 379,550 30,385 0 0 524 0 0 0 554,746
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 185 32,453 111,649 379,550 30,385 0 0 524 0 0 0 554,746
Value of shipment $000 0 0 32 5,599 19,262 65,481 5,242 0 0 90 0 0 0 95,706
Sulphur, elementalFootnote5 Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 286 1,349 249,776 3,901,654 196,240 0 0 0 4,349,305
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 286 1,349 249,776 3,901,601 196,240 0 0 0 4,349,251
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 0 15 73 13,488 210,686 10,597 0 0 0 234,860
Titanium dioxide Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Wollastonite Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Zeolite Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Value of shipment $000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Total Value of shipment $000 27,846 2,709 306,077 197,701 1,819,675 2,120,938 231,865 4,139,506 1,401,830 3,959,876 4,226 1,151,594 0 15,363,844

Historical Production

Historical Production (PDF, 403.40 kB)

Grand total Category Units Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick QuebecFootnote6 Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut Canada
Grand total, 2020 Value of shipment $000 2,964,632 2,709 506,589 197,701 11,649,442 10,722,345 862,152 4,711,783 1,408,761 7,295,193 337,132 1,151,594 2,070,285 43,880,319

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Note: The sum may not add up to the total due to rounding. 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:

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