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Preliminary estimate of the mineral production in Canada, 2021

Note to readers:

Preliminary estimates of mineral production in Canada for the reference year 2021 are now available.

Please note, that on March 28, 2022, values for coal were added in the 2021 nonmetal tables.

Beginning with reference year 2019, collection of most commodities 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 noted 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 has developed estimates for 2021 for the following commodities:

  • For Antimony, Bismuth, Cadmium, Indium, Selenium, Tellurium, and Sulphuric acid, NRCan estimated quantity produced, and quantity shipped based on the Monthly Survey of Smelters and Metal Refineries (MSMR); and NRCan estimated value of shipments using prevailing market prices. Previously, NRCan’s publication of these seven commodities were based on the annual metals surveys.
  • For Elemental sulphur, NRCan sourced the quantity produced from the Alberta Energy Regulator and the British Columbia Government and estimated Canada’s total. For the quantity shipped, NRCan’s estimates represent the domestic export quantity from the provinces of origin and Canada’s total. For the value of shipments, NRCan’s estimates represent the value of domestic exports from the provinces of origin and Canada’s total. The export value was recorded at the ports of exit.
  • Data for Quebec are collected by the Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ). Quebec only includes data for lime production for preliminary year 2021. Quebec’s data for clay products, sand and gravel, and stone will be available at a later date.

Prior to 2002, the Grand total included the total value of Metals, Nonmetals, Structural materials 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, Nonmetals, Structural materials and Coal only. From 1999, the Nonmetals include Non-metals and Structural materials. Beginning with reference year 2013, the Nonmetals include Non-metals, Structural materials and Coal.

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Metals

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Commodity Category Units Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut Canada
AntimonyFootnote1 Quantity produced Kilograms 0 0 0 .. .. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ..
Quantity shipped Kilograms 0 0 0 .. .. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ..
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 .. .. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ..
BismuthFootnote1 Quantity produced Kilograms 0 0 0 .. .. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ..
Quantity shipped Kilograms 0 0 0 .. .. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ..
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 .. .. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ..
CadmiumFootnote1 Quantity produced Kilograms 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Kilograms 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Cobalt Quantity produced Tonnes 1,395 .. 0 0 x 1,137 x 0 0 0 0 .. 0 3,834
Quantity shipped Tonnes 1,647 .. 0 0 x 1,131 x 0 0 0 0 .. 0 4,361
Value of shipments Dollars 84,604,173 .. 0 0 x 53,399,572 x 0 0 0 0 .. 0 198,274,055
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 shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Copper Quantity produced Tonnes 28,658 0 0 0 x 128,848 25,337 0 0 310,916 x .. 0 541,648
Quantity shipped Tonnes 28,441 0 0 0 x 127,148 21,914 0 0 290,769 x .. 0 520,682
Value of shipments Dollars x 0 0 0 x 1,017,976,825 66,064,923 0 0 2,702,193,983 x .. 0 4,507,057,985
Gold Quantity produced Kilograms x 0 2,507 0 52,589 104,206 3,702 3,110 74 20,633 9,413 .. x 222,524
Quantity shipped Kilograms x 0 2,499 0 51,052 99,793 3,757 3,110 71 20,588 9,392 .. x 214,592
Value of shipments Dollars 53,982,550 0 x 0 3,413,036,456 5,784,156,817 x x x 1,635,047,872 x .. x 13,716,907,929
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 shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
IndiumFootnote1 Quantity produced Grams 0 0 0 0 0 .. 0 0 0 44,315,000 0 0 0 44,315,000
Quantity shipped Grams 0 0 0 0 0 .. 0 0 0 47,385,000 0 0 0 47,385,000
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 0 .. 0 0 0 12,590,554 0 0 0 12,590,554
Iron ore concentratesFootnote2 Quantity produced Tonnes x 0 0 0 30,129,311 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 57,491,803
Quantity shipped Tonnes x 0 0 0 21,578,627 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 37,771,760
Value of shipments Dollars x 0 0 0 3,664,787,515 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 6,495,068,849
Iron ore agglomeratesFootnote2 Quantity produced Tonnes x 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Tonnes x 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Value of shipments Dollars x 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
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 shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Lead Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 70,156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .. 0 70,156
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 68,660 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .. 0 68,660
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 32,111,620 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 .. 0 32,111,642
Molybdenum Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,023 0 .. 0 2,023
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,418 0 .. 0 1,418
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 72,408,858 0 .. 0 72,408,858
Nickel Quantity produced Tonnes 29,473 0 0 0 x 48,689 x 0 0 0 0 .. 0 133,581
Quantity shipped Tonnes 35,426 0 0 0 x 48,675 x 0 0 0 0 .. 0 149,131
Value of shipments Dollars 789,089,144 0 0 0 x 758,158,512 x 0 0 0 0 .. 0 2,597,165,468
Platinum group Quantity produced Grams 17,943 0 0 0 x 15,814,645 x 0 0 .. 0 0 0 21,739,691
Quantity shipped Grams 19,222 0 0 0 x x 175,742 0 0 .. 0 0 0 22,197,079
Value of shipments Dollars 2,488,368 0 0 0 x 1,213,247,230 x 0 0 .. 0 0 0 1,810,811,897
SeleniumFootnote1 Quantity produced Kilograms 0 0 0 0 x .. .. 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Kilograms 0 0 0 0 x .. .. 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 x .. .. 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Silver Quantity produced Kilograms x 0 121 0 70,134 107,385 35,867 0 0 102,843 x .. 4,113 325,026
Quantity shipped Kilograms x 0 120 0 68,654 97,989 34,543 0 0 98,075 x .. 4,087 307,837
Value of shipments Dollars 918,315 0 116,172 0 62,441,859 x x 0 0 112,010,814 x .. 3,431,106 275,931,948
TelluriumFootnote1 Quantity produced Kilograms 0 0 0 0 x .. .. 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Kilograms 0 0 0 0 x .. .. 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 x .. .. 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Uranium (U) Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,616 0 0 0 0 0 4,616
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,710 0 0 0 0 0 4,710
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 116,329,000 0 0 0 0 0 116,329,000
Zinc Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 x x x 131,125 0 0 18 0 .. 0 310,158
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 x x x 123,592 0 0 19 0 .. 0 300,207
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 x x x 152,318,484 0 0 44,672,832 0 .. 0 630,725,413
TotalFootnote5 Value of shipments Dollars x 0 x x 11,416,206,140 9,050,908,863 x x x 4,583,796,714 740,916,707 .. 2,514,946,619 35,656,937,751

Nonmetals

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Commodity Category Units Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec 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 shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Clay products Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 .. x 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 406,100
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 .. x 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 239,200
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 .. x 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 x
Diamonds Quantity produced Carats 0 0 0 0 1,943,876 0 0 0 0 0 0 15,409,542 .. 17,353,418
Quantity shipped Carats 0 0 0 0 2,140,915 0 0 0 0 0 0 15,686,493 .. 17,827,408
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 171,595,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,505,436,917 .. 1,677,031,917
CoalFootnote3 Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 x x x 0 0 0 41,809,481
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 x x x 0 0 0 41,809,481
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 x x x 0 0 0 7,964,766,241
Gemstones Quantity produced Kilograms 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 x x .. 0 .. 94,407
Quantity shipped Kilograms 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 x x .. 0 .. 74,407
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 x x .. 0 .. x
Graphite Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 7,700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7,700
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 7,700 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Gypsum Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 x 0 0 x 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 3,135,484
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 x 0 0 x 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 3,160,856
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 x 0 0 x 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 52,632,328
Lime Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 x x x 635,629 x 0 x 70,000 0 0 0 1,613,881
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 x x x 638,794 x 0 x 57,000 0 0 0 1,594,132
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 x x x x x 0 x 16,793,348 0 0 0 298,792,486
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 shipments Dollars 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 shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Nepheline syenite Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 650,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 650,000
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 650,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 650,000
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 0 149,500,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 149,500,000
Peat Quantity produced Tonnes x x 1,154 620,060 374,599 0 426,422 43,020 169,735 0 0 0 0 1,653,293
Quantity shipped Tonnes x x 1,445 573,293 473,218 0 334,926 36,635 272,108 0 0 0 0 1,724,773
Value of shipments Dollars x x x 98,229,801 87,273,068 0 x x 63,841,135 0 0 0 0 368,303,860
Potash, muriate (MOP)Footnote4 Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22,514,549 0 0 0 0 0 22,514,549
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22,866,582 0 0 0 0 0 22,866,582
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,819,936,342 0 0 0 0 0 4,819,936,342
Potash, oxide (K₂O)Footnote4 Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13,096,467 0 0 0 0 0 13,096,467
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13,953,340 0 0 0 0 0 13,953,340
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 shipments Dollars 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 shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
Quartz (silica) Quantity produced Tonnes x 0 x 174,378 .. 2,642,400 x x x x 0 0 0 4,648,732
Quantity shipped Tonnes x 0 x 174,375 .. 2,007,400 x x x x 0 0 0 4,161,355
Value of shipments Dollars x 0 x 1,637,051 .. 38,747,250 x x x x 0 0 0 165,366,663
Salt Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 x 310,341 x x x 1,600,423 x 0 0 0 0 11,817,928
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 x 282,863 x x x 1,506,850 x 0 0 0 0 10,084,302
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 x 14,414,219 x x x x x 0 0 0 0 477,443,387
Sand and gravel Quantity produced Tonnes 829,000 33,772 5,247,623 3,807,799 .. 88,893,316 8,351,629 8,471,044 35,595,739 42,311,037 x x .. 193,703,599
Quantity shipped Tonnes 829,000 31,983 5,006,356 3,587,061 .. 84,711,701 8,287,753 7,741,583 34,507,273 40,786,321 x x .. 185,651,671
Value of shipments Dollars 3,513,997 x x x .. 758,774,212 102,810,965 81,459,762 556,085,230 421,108,765 1,978,500 x .. 1,994,476,666
Soapstone, talc, pyrophyllite Quantity produced Tonnes x 0 0 0 x x 0 0 0 0 .. 0 .. x
Quantity shipped Tonnes x 0 0 0 x x 0 0 0 0 .. 0 .. x
Value of shipments Dollars x 0 0 0 x x 0 0 0 0 .. 0 .. x
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 shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 x
Stone Quantity produced Tonnes 3,278,308 x 14,538,261 x .. 59,450,258 3,987,394 x x 12,242,087 0 x .. 100,477,887
Quantity shipped Tonnes 3,187,602 x 14,609,674 x .. 58,503,038 3,902,228 x x 10,101,687 0 x .. 97,210,890
Value of shipments Dollars 25,495,228 x 124,128,633 x .. 637,698,465 x x x x 0 x .. 1,056,780,141
Sulphuric acidFootnote6 Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 .. x .. 0 0 0 .. 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 .. x .. 0 0 0 .. 0 0 0 x
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 .. x .. 0 0 0 .. 0 0 0 x
Sulphur, elemental Quantity produced Tonnes 0 0 0 .. .. .. .. .. 4,111,597 217,515 0 0 0 4,329,112
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 0 0 129 75 24,166 1,998 66,483 2,690,854 .. 0 0 0 2,783,705
Value of shipments Dollars 0 0 0 32,753 23,316 2,541,980 399,118 9,586,678 530,682,026 .. 0 0 0 543,265,871
Titanium dioxide Quantity produced Tonnes 0 .. 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Quantity shipped Tonnes 0 .. 0 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x
Value of shipments Dollars 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 shipments Dollars 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 shipments Dollars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 0 x
TotalFootnote5 Value of shipments Dollars 31,672,660 2,041,412 242,906,103 194,880,374 495,162,865 2,053,541,725 259,355,362 5,268,806,358 1,476,802,389 8,315,349,939 1,978,500 1,506,383,317 0 19,848,881,005

Historical data (2021), by Province or Territory

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Year Category 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, 2021Footnote5 Value of shipments $000 6,225,007 2,041 415,179 275,159 11,911,369 11,104,451 861,680 5,565,135 1,482,426 12,899,147 742,895 1,506,383 2,514,947 55,505,819

.. Not available for a specific reference period.

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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