Minerals and metals statistics: production

Data on the production of minerals and metals in Canada. You can use this data to understand the Canadian mining industry and make informed decisions.

Canada’s mining industry produces significant amounts of minerals and metals for use in Canada and for export to other countries. Natural Resources Canada, working in partnership with Statistics Canada, collects data on mining production through annual and monthly surveys of the industry.

What you can find on this page:

About the survey program

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Statistics Canada jointly administer a program, launched in 2018, to collect, assemble and publish production statistics on minerals and metals. Information collected is instrumental in illustrating the impact of the mining industry on Canada’s economy. Before the program was launched, NRCan administered a similar survey.

Through the current program, Statistics Canada surveys the industry to collect preliminary estimates and actual production data on minerals. The surveys involve questionnaires covering several raw products and refined metals. They measure monthly and annual statistics from producing mines. These statistics include energy consumption, employment, production, shipments and more.

The collected data are reported on a preliminary, monthly and annual basis and are available through this website.

The data are also used in publications that provide analysis for various uses. See Mining and mineral publications.

Annual statistics on mineral production

Data on production and shipments are available from 1990 to present:

Monthly statistics on mineral production

Current data are available from Statistics Canada from 2020 onward. They include production and shipments of minerals and metals:

Historical data on production and shipments are available for 18 leading Canadian mineral products:

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Minerals and Metals Statistics Division

Email: miningstats-statsminieres@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca