Production of non-metallic minerals in Canada by mineral 2018

This statistic displays preliminary estimates of the total non-metallic mineral production in Canada in 2018. During that year, Canada produced approximately 1.24 million metric tons of peat. Peat is often used in agriculture and horticulture due to its ability to increase water infiltration and loosen clay soils.

Non-metallic mineral production in Canada in 2018, by mineral (in 1,000 metric tons)*

Production in thousand metric tons
Cement**-
Coal54,326
Diamonds (in 1,000 carats)23,240
Gemstones156
Gypsum2,997
Lime1,805
Nepheline syenite575
Peat1,244
Potash13,835
Quartz (silica)2,778
Salt10,568
Sand and gravel216,707
Soapstone, talc, pyrophyllite246
Stone166,488
Sulphur (elemental)4,792
Sulphur (in smelter gas)532
Zeolite1
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Selected minerals; all figures are preliminary estimates.
** Data for 2018 not available.
There are also around 11.1 million carats of diamonds within the non-metallic mineral group.

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