Table 02 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Province and Territory, 2015 - 2018 Annual, 20193 Preliminary Estimates and 20204 Spending Intentions2

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Province / Territory 2015 2016 2017 2018 20193 20204
($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%)
Newfoundland and Labrador 47.4 2.6 25.4 1.6 41.5 1.9 47.1 1.9 48.6 2.3 65.0 3.0
Nova Scotia 10.1 0.5 5.3 0.3 18.2 0.8 40.4 1.6 35.9 1.7 33.4 1.6
New Brunswick 8.6 0.5 14.2 0.9 15.8 0.7 25.6 1.0 10.7 0.5 12.2 0.6
Quebec 259.5 14.1 297.4 18.3 573.9 26.3 564.8 22.7 432.4 20.7 560.9 26.3
Ontario 440.2 23.9 394.3 24.2 539.7 24.7 591.4 23.8 496.7 23.8 469.9 22.0
Manitoba 46.9 2.5 47.3 2.9 41.1 1.9 49.7 2.0 67.4 3.2 56.7 2.7
Saskatchewan 257.0 13.9 228.7 14.0 191.2 8.7 261.9 10.5 272.6 13.1 302.6 14.2
Alberta 18.5 1.0 16.7 1.0 24.6 1.1 26.6 1.1 42.3 2.0 48.7 2.3
British Columbia 346.3 18.8 231.5 14.2 302.6 13.8 427.9 17.2 351.6 16.8 317.8 14.9
Yukon 92.2 5.0 90.4 5.5 168.7 7.7 182.3 7.3 139.6 6.7 97.9 4.6
Northwest Territories 100.9 5.5 73.0 4.5 91.2 4.2 112.0 4.5 66.3 3.2 52.1 2.4
Nunavut 215.0 11.7 204.5 12.6 177.0 8.1 155.6 6.3 123.2 5.9 115.7 5.4
Total 1,842.4 100.0 1,628.8 100.0 2,185.5 100.0 2,485.2 100.0 2,087.3 100.0 2,132.8 100.0



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.

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