Base Metals Mining in Canada to 2020

Date: 2015-09

According to the US Geological Survey, in 2013, the country was the fifth-largest nickel producer in the world, the seventh-largest zinc producer and the 12th-largest lead producer. Canadian zinc, lead and nickel mine (or metal content in ore) production reached 426,089 tonnes (t), 20,188t and 241,680t respectively in 2013, with the majority of zinc originating from the province of Quebec, lead from New Brunswick and nickel from Ontario. Over the forecast period (2014–2020), zinc mine production is projected to reach 329,260t while lead and nickel mine production is expected to reach 17,460t and 274,700t respectively in 2020.


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