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Facts and Figures 2012

MAC’s annual flagship publication detailing 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 semi-fabrication. 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, other industries, and environmental and community groups in Canada and around the world.

Data and Sources

This annual report reflects currently available data, the majority from 2011, though some from prior years and some from 2012. 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: Brendan Marshall, Director, 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 and the dedicated staff of the Minerals and Metals Sector at Natural Resources Canada. Special thanks are also extended to Jessica Draker and Monique Laflèche from MAC.

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