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Annual Mineral Production Survey, 2021

Released: 2023-03-01

Mineral production estimates from the Annual Mineral Production Survey are now available for the 2021 reference year. These data are published together with the 2022 preliminary estimates of mineral production in Canada.

  Note to readers

Beginning with data collection for the 2019 reference year, the Annual Mineral Production Survey has been conducted as part of Statistics Canada's Integrated Business Statistics Program. This transition followed a full content review and redesign of the Minerals and Metals Production Statistics Program in the fall of 2018, in partnership with Natural Resources Canada.

The Annual Mineral Production Survey collects data on the mining industry in Canada. This survey estimates outputs and shipments of products, such as metallic and non-metallic minerals, as well as aggregates and refractory minerals. Table 16-10-0022-01 presents variables for over 75 products from the mining industry. The variables available in this table are the quantity produced, the quantity shipped, the closing inventories and the value of shipments. The data are published at the national, provincial and territorial levels.

Some products that were historically included in Natural Resources Canada's publication of mineral production estimates are now targeted by Statistics Canada through other surveys, and results are published separately. These products include the following:

  • Data on aluminum, bismuth, cadmium, indium, selenium, sulphuric acid and tellurium can be found in the Monthly Survey of Smelters and Metal Refineries estimates, which are released in table 16-10-0019-01.
  • Data on coal can be found in table 25-10-0046-01.
  • Data on elemental sulphur can be found in table 25-10-0036-01, which provides data on natural gas liquids and sulphur products from processing plants.

Data for Quebec are collected by the Institut de la statistique du Québec. Quebec's data on clay, clay products, lime, magnesite, nepheline syenite, sand, gravel and stone are available for 2019 only, data for following years will be available at a later date. Quebec's data on peat are available for 2019 and 2020 only, data for following years will be available at a later date.

Data for the most recent reference year are subject to revision to consider updated information and late responses. Data for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 reference years have been revised with this release.

Data from previous years can be found on the Mineral production page of the Natural Resources Canada website.

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