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Facts and Figures 2009

The latest trends in the Canadian mining industry.

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is the national organization of the Canadian mining industry. It comprises companies engaged in mineral exploration, mining, smelting, refining and semi-fabrication. Member companies account for the majority of Canada’s output of metals and industrial materials.

The Association’s functions are to promote the interests of the industry nationally and internationally, to work with governments on policies affecting minerals, to inform the public and to promote cooperation between member firms to solve common problems. MAC works closely with provincial and territorial mining associations and other industries, as well as with environmental and community groups across Canada and internationally.

Data and Sources

This annual report reflects currently available data, most of them for 2008, though with some data also from 2009 and 2007. A number of statistical differences occurred in 2002, reflecting a change from Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) statistics to the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS). The value figures are generally expressed in Canadian dollars except as indicated otherwise.

Author: Paul Stothart, Vice-President, Economic Affairs, Mining Association of Canada

Editing/Design: gordongroup marketing + communications

Acknowledgement: This document could not have been prepared without the significant assistance provided by Mary Maglaras, Frances Séguin, and the dedicated staff of the Minerals and Metals Sector at the Department of Natural Resources Canada.

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