Production value 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 261.4 million Canadian dollars in value 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 value in Canada in 2018, by mineral (in 1,000 Canadian dollars)*

Production in thousand Canadian dollars
Cement**-
Clay139,927
Diamonds2,735,744
Gemstones4,199
Gypsum35,306
Lime302,375
Nepheline syenite59,963
Peat261,364
Potash5,494,347
Quartz (silica)126,871
Salt461,640
Sand and gravel1,938,308
Soapstone, talc, pyrophyllite51,560
Stone1,715,395
Sulphur (elemental)413,915
Sulphur (in smelter gas)91,134
Coal6,408,441
Zeolite9
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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 2017 not available.

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