Monthly Mineral Production Survey, 2023

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Why are we conducting this survey?

The Monthly Mineral Production Survey (MMNP) provides information on the performance of the mining sector in Canada. This survey presents estimates on monthly production and inventories of products such as metallic and non-metallic minerals as well as aggregates and refractory minerals.

A variety of organizations, sector associations and levels of government make use of this information for market analysis, industrial and regional development, establishing trade and tariff policies, and managing natural resources.
Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Your participation in this survey is required under the authority of the Statistics Act.

Other important information

Authorization to collect this information

Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.

Confidentiality

By law, Statistics Canada is prohibited from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent, or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes only.

Record linkages

To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the acquired data with information from other surveys or from administrative sources.

Data sharing agreements

To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.

Section 11 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with provincial and territorial statistical agencies that meet certain conditions. These agencies must have the legislative authority to collect the same information, on a mandatory basis, and the legislation must provide substantially the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of confidential information as the Statistics Act. Because these agencies have the legal authority to compel businesses to provide the same information, consent is not requested and businesses may not object to the sharing of the data.

For this survey, there are Section 11 agreements with the provincial and territorial statistical agencies of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon.

The data shared will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.

Section 12 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with federal, provincial or territorial government organizations. Under Section 12, you may refuse to share your information with any of these organizations by writing a letter of objection to the Chief Statistician, specifying the organizations with which you do not want Statistics Canada to share your data and mailing it to the following address:

Chief Statistician of Canada
Statistics Canada
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You may also contact us by email statcan.esd-helpdesk-dse-bureaudedepannage.statcan@canada.ca or by fax at 613-951-6583.

For this survey, there are Section 12 agreements with the statistical agencies of Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, as well as with Natural Resources Canada, the ministère des Finances du Québec, the ministère de l'Économie, de l'Innovation et de l'Énergie du Québec, the ministère de l'Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec and the ministère des Ressources naturelles et des Forêts du Québec.

For agreements with provincial and territorial government organizations, the shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.

For this questionnaire

Please report monthly mineral production

Reporting period

For the purposes of this survey, report information for the month of reference.

Reporting instructions

•Report for all Canadian production.
•When precise figures are not available, provide your best estimates.
•Report dollar amounts in thousands of Canadian dollars (`000).
•Exclude sales tax.
•Enter "0" if there is no value to report.

How do we protect your information?

Statistics Canada is committed to respecting the privacy of survey participants. All personal information created, held or collected by the agency is protected in accordance with the Privacy Act.

Deadline for completing this questionnaire

Please complete this questionnaire and submit it within 10 days of receipt.

Business or organization and contact information

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:1.

Verify or provide the business or organization's legal and operating name and correct information if needed.
Note: Legal name should only be modified to correct a spelling error or typo.
: Legal name
: Operating name (if applicable)

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:2.

Verify or provide the contact information of the designated contact person for the business or organization, and correct information if needed.
Note: The designated contact person is the person who should receive this questionnaire. The designated contact person may not always be the one who actually completes the questionnaire.

  • : First name
    : Last name
    Title
    Preferred language of communication
    : English
    : French
    Mailing address (number and street)
    City
    Province, territory or state
    Postal code or ZIP
    Example: A9A 9A9 or 12345-1234
    Country
    : Canada
    : United States
    Email address
    Example: user@example.gov.ca
    Telephone number (including area code)
    Example: 123-123-1234
    Extension number (if applicable)
    Fax number (including area code)
    Example: 123-123-1234

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:3.

Verify or provide the current operational status of the business or organization identified by the legal and operating name above.

  • : Operational
  • : Not currently operational
    e.g., temporarily or permanently closed, change of ownership
    Why is this business or organization not currently operational?
  • : Seasonal operations
    When did this business or organization close for the season?
    Date
    Example: YYYY-MM-DD
    When does this business or organization expect to resume operations?
    Date
    Example: YYYY-MM-DD
  • : Ceased operations
    When did this business or organization cease operations?
    Date
    Example: YYYY-MM-DD
    Why did this business or organization cease operations?
    Bankruptcy
    Liquidation
    Dissolution
    Other
    Specify the other reasons why operations ceased
  • : Sold operations
    When was this business or organization sold?
    Date
    Example: YYYY-MM-DD
    What is the legal name of the buyer?
  • : Amalgamated with other businesses or organizations
    When did this business or organization amalgamate?
    Date
    Example: YYYY-MM-DD
    What is the legal name of the resulting or continuing business or organization?
    What are the legal names of the other amalgamated businesses or organizations?
  • : Temporarily inactive but expected to reopen
    When did this business or organization become temporarily inactive?
    Date
    Example: YYYY-MM-DD
    When does this business or organization expect to resume operations?
    Date
    Example: YYYY-MM-DD
    Why is this business or organization temporarily inactive?
  • : No longer operating due to other reasons
    When did this business or organization cease operations?
    Date
    Example: YYYY-MM-DD
    Why did this business or organization cease operations?

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:4.

Verify or provide the current main activity of the business or organization identified by the legal and operating name above.
Note: The described activity was assigned using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Description and examples
: This is the current main activity
: This is not the current main activity
Provide a brief but precise description of this business or organization's main activity
e.g., breakfast cereal manufacturing, shoe store, software development

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:5.

You indicated that this is not the current main activity.
Was this business or organization's main activity ever classified as this main activity?

:Yes
When did the main activity change?
Date
Example: YYYY-MM-DD
:No

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:6.

Search and select the industry activity classification that best corresponds to this business or organization's main activity.
How to search:
- If desired, you can filter the search results by first selecting the business or organization's activity sector.
- Enter keywords or a brief description that best describe the business or organization's main activity.
-Press the Search button to search the database for an industry activity classification that best matches the keywords or description you provided.
-Select an industry activity classification from the list.

Select this business or organization's activity sector (optional):

Enter keywords or a brief description:

Method of collection

Method of collection - Question identifier:1.

Indicate if you will be completing the questionnaire or attaching files with the required information.

  • : Complete the electronic questionnaire
  • : Attaching files

Reporting period information

Reporting period information - Question identifier:2.

What are the start and end dates of this business's or organization's reporting period for the reference month?

Start date:
End date:

Reporting period information - Question identifier:3.

What is the reason the reporting period does not cover at least 28 days?
Select all that apply.

  • : Seasonal operations
  • : New business
  • : Change of ownership
  • : Temporarily inactive
  • : Change of fiscal year
  • : Ceased operations
  • : Other
    Specify the other reason why the reporting period does not cover at least 28 days

Mineral resources and ore extraction or treatment

The following questions are related to the quantity of ore or mineral resources this establishment extracted or processed for the month of reference.
Notes:
. these questions are asked for many different industries
. some questions may not apply to this establishment
. when precise figures are not available, please provide your best estimates

Mineral resources and ore extraction or treatment - Question identifier:4.

Select the unit of measure in which you would like to report the quantity of mineral resources or ore this establishment extracted or processed.
Note: The same unit of measure must be used for all types of ores or mineral resources.

Metric tonnes
Short tons

Mineral resources and ore extraction or treatment - Question identifier:5.

What was the quantity of mineral resource or ore extracted or processed by this establishment?

  • a: Raw mineral resource or crude ore extracted __________Quantity
  • b: Mineral resource or ore milled or processed__________ Quantity
  • c: Rock waste or other waste__________Quantity
  • d: Mineral resource or ore reprocessed from tailings__________Quantity
  • e: Other materials Specify other materials (e.g.,brine, slurry)__________Quantity

Monthly production

The next questions are related to production.

You will be asked to provide information on quantities of the outputs produced by this establishment as well as inventories, transfers and shipments.
Notes:
. these questions are asked for many different industries
. some questions may not apply to this establishment
. when precise figures are not available, please provide your best estimates.

Monthly production - Question identifier:6.

Select the products this establishment produced, extracted shipped or had in stock.
Select all that apply.

Metallic minerals

  • : Copper concentrates
  • : Gold and silver bullion, crude and dore
    Include placer gold operations
  • : Gold concentrates
  • : Ilmenite concentrates
  • : Iron agglomerates
  • : Iron concentrates
  • : Lead concentrates
  • : Molybdenum concentrates
  • : Nickel concentrates
  • : Niobium concentrates
  • : Palladium concentrates
  • : Silver concentrates
  • : Spodumene concentrates
  • : Tantalum concentrates
  • : Uranium concentrates
  • : Zeolite concentrates
  • : Zinc concentrates
  • : Other metallic mineral and concentrate 1
    Specify other metallic mineral and concentrate 1
  • : Other metallic mineral and concentrate 2
    Specify other metallic mineral and concentrate 2
  • : Other metallic mineral and concentrate 3
    Specify other metallic mineral and concentrate 3
  • : Other metallic mineral and concentrate 4
    Specify other metallic mineral and concentrate 4
  • : Other metallic mineral and concentrate 5
    Specify other metallic mineral and concentrate 5
  • : Other metallic mineral and concentrate 6
    Specify other metallic mineral and concentrate 6

Non-metallic minerals

  • : Barite
  • : Clay
  • : Clay products
    Include building bricks, drain tiles, ceramic tiles, vitrified flue linings, vitrified sewer pipes and pottery.
    Exclude clay products purchased and resold as is.
  • : Diamonds
    Diamonds - gem
    Diamonds - semi gem
    Diamonds - industrial bort
    Diamonds - industrial other
  • : Fluorspar
  • : Gypsum
    Include anhydrite.
  • : Lime - quicklime
  • : Lime - hydrated lime
  • : Nepheline syenite
  • : Potash - potassium oxide (K2O)
  • : Potash - muriate of potash (MOP)
  • : Salt - fine vacuum
  • : Salt - in brine
  • : Salt - rock
  • : Sodium sulphate
  • : Zeolite
  • : Other non-metallic mineral 1
    Specify other non-metallic mineral 1
  • : Other non-metallic mineral 2
    Specify other non-metallic mineral 2
  • : Other non-metallic mineral 3
    Specify other non-metallic mineral 3
  • : Other non-metallic mineral 4
    Specify other non-metallic mineral 4
  • : Other non-metallic mineral 5
    Specify other non-metallic mineral 5
  • : Other non-metallic mineral 6
    Specify other non-metallic mineral 6

Monthly production - Question identifier:7.

Select the unit of measure in which you would like to report the questions related to quantities for Product Selected in Q6.

  • : Metric tonnes
  • : Short tons
  • : Kilograms
  • : Pounds
  • : Grams
  • : Troy ounces

Monthly production - Question identifier:8.

Provide the following for Product Selected in Q6.

  • a: Opening inventory
    Include stock of minerals this establishment owned on the first day of the period whether it was stored at the mine or facility, stored outside the mine or facility or in transit but not yet sold; minerals that this establishment owned, but produced under contract and stored at another establishment; minerals that will be re-processed or re-milled or used in the production of other mining products at this mine or facility.
    Exclude stock of minerals this establishment does not own, e.g., minerals produced, processed or milled by this establishment, under contract for another mine or facility.

    Quantity__________
  • b: Production
    Include minerals this establishment owns that were extracted, produced, processed or milled at this mine or facility; minerals this establishment owns but produced, processed or milled at another mine or facility.
    Exclude re-processed or re-milled minerals and any other minerals this establishment does not own and that were produced, processed or milled under contract for another mine or facility.

    Quantity___________
  • c: Transfers
    Note: - report net transfers: transfers out minus transfers in
    - include intra and inter company transfers.
    Include Transfers out: minerals transferred out, but not yet sold, from this establishment to another, e.g., minerals sent to another location that belongs to this establishment (warehouse), minerals transferred out for further processing; Transfers in include minerals transferred (not sold) to your establishment from other establishments of your own company and purchases of the material selected at question 6.
    Exclude transfers of mineral produced by this establishment under contract for another mine or facility; mineral sold to another establishment; transfers to establishments operating outside of Canada: these should be included in question 8d. "Shipments".

    Quantity __________
  • d: Shipments
    Include minerals this establishment owns that were sold to another establishment, whether it is intra or inter company; minerals shipped to facilities that operate outside of Canada.
    Exclude minerals transferred (transfers in or out), but not yet sold, from this mine or facility to another site whether it is intra or inter company.

    Quantity___________
  • : Closing inventory (a+b-c-d)
    Include stock of minerals this establishment owns on the last day of the period whether it is stored at the mine or facility, stored outside the mine or facility or in transit but not yet sold; the minerals that this establishment owns, but produced under contract and stored at another establishment; minerals that will be re-processed or re-milled or used in the production of other mining products at this mine or facility.
    Exclude stock of minerals this establishment does not own e.g., minerals produced processed or milled by this establishment, under contract for another mine or facility.

Monthly production - Question identifier:9.

You have reported that this establishment shipped product selected in Q6.
What was the value of the shipments?
If precise figures are not available, provide your best estimates

Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$___________,000

Monthly production - Question identifier:10.

Indicate whether the value of shipments is reported at final selling price using another method of valuation.

If your firm consists of only a single business unit, sales must be reported at your final selling price.
If you are part of a multi-business unit firm:
. sales to your firm's non mining business units must be reported at your final selling price.
. sales to your firm's mining business units, sales branches, selling warehouses or head offices should be reported at the value shown on your books of account (i.e. book transfer value).

  • : Final selling price
  • : Production cost
  • : Transfer value
  • : Other (e.g., combination of cost and final selling price)
    Specify other method of valuation

Monthly production - Question identifier:11.

Select the economically viable metals recovered in Product Selected in Q6.
For each, provide the recoverable quantity, the recoverable shipped as well as its shipment value.

Select all that apply.

Cesium
Provide the following information for the cesium recovered from the product(s) selected in Q6.

: Unit of measure
Kilograms
Recoverable quantity
Recoverable quantity
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$____,000

Cobalt
Provide the following information for the cobalt recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.

  • : Unit of measure
    Kilograms
    Recoverable quantity
    Recoverable quantity shipped
    Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
    $____,000

: Copper
Provide the following information for the copper recovered from the product(s) selected in Q6.

  • : Unit of measure
    Kilograms
    Recoverable quantity
    Recoverable quantity shipped
    Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
    $____,000

: Ilmenite
Provide the following information for the ilmenite recovered from the product(s) selected in Q6.

: Unit of measure
Metric tonnes
Recoverable quantity
Recoverable quantity
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$____,000

: Iridium
Provide the following information for the iridium recovered from the product(s) selected in Q5.

: Unit of measure
Grams
Recoverable quantity
Recoverable quantity
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$____,000

: Iron, remelt
Provide the following information for the iron, remelt recovered from the product(s) selected in Q6.

: Unit of measure
Metric tonnes
Recoverable quantity
Recoverable quantity
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$____,000

: Lead
Provide the following information for the lead recovered from the product(s) selected in Q6.
Unit of measure
Kilograms
Recoverable quantity
Recoverable quantity
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$____,000

Lithium
Provide the following information for the lithium recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.
Unit of measure
Kilograms
Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$,000

Molybdenum
Provide the following information for the molybdenum recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.

Unit of measure
Kilograms
Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$,000

Nickel
Provide the following information for the nickel recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.

Unit of measure
Kilograms
Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$,000

Niobium
Provide the following information for the niobium recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.

Unit of measure
Kilograms
Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$,000

Palladium
Provide the following information for the palladium recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.

Unit of measure
Grams
Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$,000

Platinum
Provide the following information for the platinum recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.

Unit of measure
Grams
Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$,000

Rhodium
Provide the following information for the rhodium recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.

Unit of measure
Grams
Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$,000

Rubidium
Provide the following information for the ruthenium recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.

Unit of measure
Grams
Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$,000

Ruthenium
Provide the following information for the ruthenium recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.

Unit of measure
Grams
Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$,000

Silver
Provide the following information for the silver recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.
Unit of measure
Kilograms
Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$,000

Titanium dioxide
Provide the following information for the titanium dioxide recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.

Unit of measure
Metric tonnes
Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$,000

Uranium
Provide the following information for the uranium recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.

Unit of measure
Kilograms
Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$,000

Zinc
Provide the following information for the zinc recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.

Unit of measure
Kilograms
Quantity recovered Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments (CAN$'000)
$,000

Other metal 1
Provide the following information for the metal recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.
Specify other metal

Unit of measure
Metric tonnes
Short tons
Kilograms
Grams
Pounds
Troy ounces
Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments ($CAN'000 (Thousands of Canadian dollars)
$,000

Other metal 2
Provide the following information for the metal recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.
Specify other metal
Unit of measure
Metric tonnes
Short tons
Kilograms
Grams
Pounds
Troy ounces
Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments (CAN$'000 (Thousands of Canadian dollars)
$,000

Other metal 3
Provide the following information for the metal recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.
Specify other metal
Unit of measure
Metric tonnes
Short tons
Kilograms
Grams
Pounds
Troy ounces

Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments (CAN$'000 (Thousands of Canadian dollars)
$,000

Other metal 4
Provide the following information for the metal recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.
Specify other metal
Unit of measure
Metric tonnes
Short tons
Kilograms
Grams
Pounds
Troy ounces
Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments (CAN$'000 (Thousands of Canadian dollars)
$,000

Other metal 5
Provide the following information for the metal recovered from the Product(s) selected in Q6.
Specify other metal
Unit of measure
Metric tonnes
Short tons
Kilograms
Grams
Pounds
Troy ounces
Quantity recovered
Quantity shipped
Value of shipments (CAN$'000 (Thousands of Canadian dollars)
$,000

Production capacity

The following section will ask questions on the production capacity of this establishment.

Production capacity is defined as the maximum level of production that this establishment could reasonably expect to attain under realistic labour and operating conditions, fully utilizing the machinery and equipment in place.

The industrial capacity utilization rate represents the intensity with which industries use their production capacity. The rates give insight into the overall slack that is in the economy or a firm at a given point in time. It is an important economic indicator, useful to predict investment and price pressures.

Production capacity - Question identifier:12.

This establishment has been operating at what percentage of its production capacity?

Percentage %

Production capacity - Question identifier:13.

This establishment has been operating at less than its full production capacity, what were the reasons?

Select all that apply.

  • : Weather
    : Commodity prices
    : Temporary plant shutdown
    : Lack of materials or supplies
    : Sufficient inventory
    : Storage limitation
    : Equipment failure
    : Environmental restrictions
    : Insufficient labour available
    : Seasonal operations
    : Financial constraints
    : Quality issues
    : Insufficient orders
    : Strike or work stoppage
    : Other
    Specify other reason

Production capacity - Question identifier:14.

This establishment has been operating above its full production capacity, what were the reasons?

Select all that apply.

  • : Exchange rate impact
    : Commodity prices
    : New contract
    : Acquisition of business or business units
    : Merge of business or business units
    : Increased market demand
    : Weather
    : Plant expansion or contraction
    : Technology changes
    : Process changes
    : Other
    Specify other reason

Production capacity - Question identifier:15.

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Changes or events

Changes or events - Question identifier:16.

Indicate any changes or events that affected the reported values for this business or organization, compared with the last reporting period.

Select all that apply.

  • : Strike or lock-out
    : Exchange rate impact
    : Price changes in goods or services sold
    : Contracting out
    : Natural disaster
    : Recession
    : New or lost contract
    : Plant closures
    : Vacation or maintenance periods
    : Equipment failure
    : Seasonal operations
    : Increased or decreased market demand
    : End of business activities
    : Weather — early or late start to spring or winter
    : Plant expansion or contraction
    : Other
    Specify the other changes or events
    OR
    : No changes or events

Contact person

Contact person - Question identifier:17.

Statistics Canada may need to contact the person who completed this questionnaire for further information. Is Provided Given Names, Provided Family Name the best person to contact?
.Yes
.No
Who is the best person to contact about this questionnaire?
. First name
. Last name
. Title
. Email address
. Telephone number (including area code)
. Extension number (if applicable)
The maximum number of characters is 5.
. Fax number (including area code)

Feedback

Feedback - Question identifier:18.

How long did it take to complete this questionnaire?

Include the time spent gathering the necessary information.
Hours
Minutes

Feedback - Question identifier:19.

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