2022 Annual Mineral Production Survey - Non-Metallic Minerals - Short Form

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Why are we conducting this survey?

The Annual Mineral Production Survey is a survey of the mining industry in Canada. It is intended to cover all establishments primarily engaged in mining activities as well as establishments which secondary business activity is explicitly linked to the mining sector.

The details collected include principal industrial statistics (such as revenue, salaries and wages, cost of materials and supplies used, cost of energy and water utility, inventories, etc., as well as information about the commodities produced and shipped. Data collected from businesses will be aggregated with information from other sources to produce official estimates of national and provincial economic production for these industries.

Data collected by the Annual Mineral Production Survey are important because they help measure the production of Canada's industrial and primary resource sectors, as well as provide an indication of the well-being of each industry covered by the survey and its contribution to the Canadian economy. The data are also used by the business community, trade associations and federal and provincial departments, as well as international organizations and associations, for market analysis, industrial and regional development, establishing trade and tariff policies, and managing natural resources. Within Statistics Canada, the data are used by the System of National Accounts as well as for environment and energy statistics.

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.

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 response 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 shared data 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
Attention of Director, Centre for Production, Distribution and Investment
150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0T6

You may also contact us by email at 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, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, as well as with the Natural Resources Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Industry, Energy and Technology, the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines, the Ontario Ministry of Mines, the Alberta Ministry of Energy, the British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, and the Northwest Territories Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment.

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 for non-metallic minerals

Reporting period

For the purposes of this survey, report information for the 12-month period ending between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023. If your 12-month fiscal period has not yet ended, provide your best estimate for the entire year.

Reporting instructions

- Report for all Canadian production including production originating from external sources.
- 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 consultation 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 21 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:

Reporting period information

Reporting period information - Question identifier:1.

What are the start and end dates of this business's or organization's most recently completed fiscal year?

For the survey, the end date should fall between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023.

  • : Fiscal year start date
    Example: YYYY-MM-DD
    Fiscal year-end date
    Example: YYYY-MM-DD

Reporting period information - Question identifier:2.

What is the reason the reporting period does not cover a full year?
Select all that apply.

  • : Seasonal operations
  • : New business
  • : Change of ownership
  • : Temporarily inactive
  • : Change in fiscal year
  • : Ceased operations
  • : Other
    Specify the reason why the reporting period does not cover a full year

Mineral resources and ore extraction or treatment - non-metallic minerals

The following questions are related to the quantity of ore or mineral resources this establishment extracted or processed for the 2022 reporting period.

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 - non-metallic minerals - Question identifier:1.

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

Metric tonnes
Short tons

Mineral resources and ore extraction or treatment - non-metallic minerals - Question identifier:2.

For the 2022 reporting period, what was the quantity of mineral resources or ore extracted or processed by this establishment for the following items?

  • a: Raw mineral resources or crude ore extracted
    Quantity
  • b: Mineral resources or ore milled or processed
    Quantity
  • c: Rock waste or other waste
    Quantity
  • d: Mineral resources or ore reprocessed from tailings
    Quantity
  • e: All other materials
    Specify all other materials (e.g., brine, slurry)

Mineral resources and ore extraction or treatment - non-metallic minerals - Question identifier:3.

What is this establishment's excavation type?
Select all that apply.
Underground
Surface
Brine wells or mine wells
Other
Specify other excavation type

Delivery cost - non-metallic minerals

Delivery cost - non-metallic minerals - Question identifier:4.

For the 2022 reporting period, what was this establishment's cost of delivering goods from own production, by own labour and vehicles (including the value of non-returnable containers)?

Include outward transportation charges or delivery expenses incurred by the establishment's own carriers, and the value of non-returnable containers.
Exclude transportation charges or delivery expenses using a third party carrier.
Value
(CAN$'000(Thousands of Canadian dollars)
$,000

Production - non-metallic minerals

The following modules are related to production.

You will be asked to provide information on quantities and values of the outputs produced by this establishment as well as inventories, transfers, shipments and losses.

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.

Production - non-metallic minerals - Question identifier:5.

For the 2022 reporting period, select the products this establishment produced, extracted, shipped or had in stock.
Select all that apply.

  • : Barite
  • : Diamonds
    Please select the type of diamonds.
    Diamonds - gem
    Diamonds - semi gem
    Diamonds - industrial bort
    Diamonds - industrial other
  • : Fluorspar
  • : Gemstones
    Include agate, amethyst, ammolite, jade, opal.
    Exclude diamonds.
  • : Graphite
  • : Gypsum
  • : Gypsum anhydrite
  • : Marl
  • : Mica
  • : Peat
    Please select the type of peat.
    Peat, raw equivalent to bales of 6 ft3
    Peat, packaged (100% peat) equivalent to bales of 6 ft3
    Peat, mixed equivalent to bales of 6 ft3
  • : Potash - potassium oxide (K2O)
  • : Potash - muriate of potash (MOP)
  • : Potassium sulphate
  • : Pumice
  • : Salt - fine vacuum
    Salt - in brine
    Salt - rock
    Serpentine
    Soapstone, pyrophyllite and talc
    Sodium sulphate
    Sulphur, elemental
    Wollastonite
    Zeolite
  • : Other non-metallic minerals
    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

Production - non-metallic minerals - Question identifier:6.

Select the unit of measure in which you would like to report the questions related to quantities for the product selected in Q5?

  • : Metric tonnes
    Short tons
    Kilograms
    Pounds
    Grams
    Troy ounces

Production - non-metallic minerals - Question identifier:7.

Indicate whether you will report values for the product selected in Q5 at final selling price or 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 production cost and final selling price)
    Specify other method of valuation

Production - non-metallic minerals - Question identifier:8.

For the 2022 reporting period, provide the following for the product selected in Q5.

  • a: Opening inventory
    Include stock of minerals this establishment owns on the first 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; 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.
    Quantity
    Value
    (CAN$ '000)
  • b: Transfers in and purchases
    Include minerals transferred (not yet sold) to your establishment from other establishments of your own company and any minerals that were purchased.
    Exclude minerals milled or processed by others under contract from products that you own; this should be included in question 8c. "Production that you own".
    Quantity
    Value
    (CAN$ '000)
  • c: Production that you own
    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
    Value
    (CAN$ '000)
  • d: Production done for others
    Include minerals this establishment does not own which were extracted, produced, processed or milled under contract for another mine or facility.
    Quantity
    Value
    (CAN$ '000)
  • e: 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
    Value
    (CAN$ '000)
  • f: Transfers to your own warehouses
    Include minerals this establishment owns and in transit (not yet sold) to another location that belong to this business (intra company).
    Quantity
    Value
    (CAN$ '000)
  • g: Transfers out for further processing
    Include shipments (not yet sold) to other business units where your products will be going to through further processing.
    Exclude shipments to any other mill that operates outside of Canada; these should be included in question 8e. "Shipments".
    Quantity
    Value
    (CAN$ '000)
  • h: Internal uses
    Include minerals that will be used in the making of co-products/by-products at this establishment.
    Quantity
    Value
    (CAN$ '000)
  • i: Waste and other losses
    Include minerals produced or extracted that were damaged or of poor quality and could not be sold on the market.
    Quantity
    Value
    (CAN$ '000)
  • : Closing inventory (a+b+c-e-h-i) Note: Line d, f, and g are excluded from the calculation.
    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.
    Quantity
    Value
    (CAN$ '000)

Peat content

Peat content - Question identifier:9.

Provide a brief description of the mixed peat products produced by this establishment during the reporting period and provide their respective percentage of peat content.

Salt content

Salt content - Question identifier:10.

Provide the quantity of salt content in the following sources during the reporting period.

Destination of shipments - non-metallic minerals

Destination of shipments - non-metallic minerals - Question identifier:11.

For the 2022 reporting period, provide the percentage breakdown of this establishment's destination of shipments based on the dollar value reported at question 8e of the product selected in Q5.

Destination of shipments in percentage

  • : Canada
  • a: Newfoundland and Labrador
    %
  • b: Prince Edward Island
    %
  • c: Nova Scotia
    %
  • d: New Brunswick
    %
  • e: Quebec
    %
  • f: Ontario
    %
  • g: Manitoba
    %
  • h: Saskatchewan
    %
  • i: Alberta
    %
  • j: British Columbia
    %
  • k: Yukon
    %
  • l: Northwest Territories
    %
  • m: Nunavut
    %
  • : Outside Canada
  • a: USA (United States of America)
    %
  • b: Asia
    %
  • c: Europe
    %
  • d: Other
    %
  • : Total shipments
    %

Forecasted production and shipments - non-metallic minerals

Forecasted production and shipments - non-metallic minerals - Question identifier:12.

Provide this establishment's forecasted production and shipments of the product selected in Q5 for 2023.

  • : Forecasted production - quantity
    Unspecified unit of measure
    Forecasted production - value
    (CAN$'000)

    Forecasted shipments - quantity
    Unspecified unit of measure
    Forecasted shipments - value
    (CAN$'000)

Changes of Events

Changes of Events - Question identifier:1.

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:2.

Statistics Canada may need to contact the person who completed this questionnaire for further information.

Is______the best person to contact?
Yes
No

Who is the best person to contact about this questionnaire?

First name
Last name
Title
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

Feedback

Feedback - Question identifier:3.

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Include the time spent gathering the necessary information.
Hours Minutes

Feedback - Question identifier:4.

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