Table 01 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Mineral Commodity Sought, 2015 - 2018 Annual, 20193 Preliminary Estimates and 20204 Spending Intentions2

Printable version (PDF, 376.97 kB)


Year Base Metals Precious Metals Iron Uranium Other Metals Nonmetals Diamond Coal Total
($ millions)
2015 382.0 857.5 28.1 170.2 68.7 124.8 119.3 91.8 1,842.4
2016 236.7 952.6 22.5 163.9 48.0 81.2 77.7 46.2 1,628.8
2017 322.2 1,430.5 9.1 137.4 89.0 58.4 83.2 55.7 2,185.5
2018 376.6 1,522.8 18.4 169.7 140.7 78.6 108.8 69.5 2,485.2
20193 400.2 1,187.8 20.8 162.7 69.7 58.9 111.8 75.3 2,087.3
20204 405.4 1,228.6 25.8 160.0 70.7 50.9 121.9 69.6 2,132.8



Note: Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding. See Explanatory Notes for Tables of Mineral Exploration, and Symbols and Abbreviations Used in Tables
Source: Natural Resources Canada, from the federal-provincial/territorial Survey of Mineral Exploration, Deposit Appraisal and Mine Complex Development Expenditures.

Date modified: