THE VOICE OF THE CANADIAN

MINING INDUSTRY SINCE 1935

Facts and Figures 2011

The latest trends in the Canadian mining industry.

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is the national organization of the Canadian mining industry. We represent companies involved in mineral exploration, mining, smelting, refining and semifabrication. Our member companies account for most of Canada’s output of metals and minerals.

MAC’s functions include advocacy, stewardship and collaboration. Our goals are to promote the industry’s interests nationally and internationally, to work with governments on policies affecting minerals, to inform the public and to encourage member firms to cooperate to solve common problems. We work closely with provincial and territorial mining associations and other industries, as well as with environmental and community groups across Canada and around the world.

Data and Sources

This annual report reflects currently available data, most of it from 2010, though some from 2011 and 2009. A number of statistical differences occurred in 2002 because of a change from Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) statistics to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Dollar amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars unless noted otherwise.

Author: Paul Stothart, Vice-President, Economic Affairs, MAC

Editing/Design: West Coast Editorial Associates / Wet Frog Studios

Acknowledgements: This report could not have been prepared without the significant assistance of Patrick Pearce, Mary Maglaras and the dedicated staff of the Minerals and Metals Sector at Natural Resources Canada.

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