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Canada Base Metals Mining Market 2020 Forecast and Analysis by Market Research Store


Deerfield Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/25/2015 -- Synopsis

The Base Metals Mining in Canada to 2020 report comprehensively covers the country's historic and forecast data on base metals (zinc, lead and nickel) mine production, consumption and trade to 2020, and reserves by geographical region. The report also includes drivers and restraints affecting the industry, profiles of major base metals mining companies, information on the major active, exploration and development projects and regulations governing the industry.

The fiscal regime section provides information about the country's regulatory authority, laws, licenses and other fiscal regime information such as taxes, rates and other charges applicable to mining in the country. It is an essential tool for companies active in Canadian mining, and for new competitors considering entering the industry.

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Executive summary

According to the US Geological Survey, in 2013, the country was the fifth-largest nickel producer in the world, the seventh-largest zinc producer and the 12th-largest lead producer. Canadian zinc, lead and nickel mine (or metal content in ore) production reached 426,089 tonnes (t), 20,188t and 241,680t respectively in 2013, with the majority of zinc originating from the province of Quebec, lead from New Brunswick and nickel from Ontario. Over the forecast period (2014–2020), zinc mine production is projected to reach 329,260t while lead and nickel mine production is expected to reach 17,460t and 274,700t respectively in 2020.


The report contains an overview of the Canadian base metals (zinc, lead and nickel) mining industry together with the key growth factors and restraints affecting the industry. It also provides information about reserves, reserves by region, historic production and production forecast, production by province, historic and forecast consumption, base metal prices, trade information, competitive landscape and major active, exploration and development projects.

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Reasons to buy

Gain an understanding of the Canadian base metals (zinc, lead and nickel) mining industry, the relevant drivers and restraining factors, reserves, reserves by geographic region, historic and forecast production and consumption, production by province, trade, base metal prices, competitive landscape and major active, exploration and development projects and the country's fiscal regime.

Key highlights

Canada has rich mineral deposits of iron ore, nickel, zinc, copper, gold, lead, potash, diamonds, silver, coal, petroleum and natural gas. Mining operations are prevalent in all 10 provinces and three territories.

In 2013, zinc, lead and nickel metal consumption in Canada reached 143,500t, 17,000t and 6,700t respectively.

Spain and South Korea were the two major export markets for Canadian zinc ores and concentrates in 2013, accounting for 54.9% of total exports.

Canada ranked as the top nation for mining investment, according to the 2014 Ranking of Countries for Mining Investment. The ranking was awarded based on six aspects, such as the country's political system, social issues, permissions delays, corruption, currency stability and tax regime.

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