Minerals and Metals Markets

The Minerals and Metals Sector (MMS) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) conducts industry, commodity, market, and economic research and analysis, and collects and analyzes Canadian minerals and metals statistics. MMS also assists with policy/program development with respect to the minerals, metals, and materials industries and provides advice to the Government of Canada and others interested in the responsible development of mineral resources.

Information and analyses are published and used in various domestic and international forums. This work covers a wide range of issues, including the competitiveness and sustainability of industry, market access and trade related to Canada's mining and metals industries and related products, the Safe Use Principle, and materials management.

Each year, MMS undertakes a review of developments in the minerals and metals industries and publishes the results as commodity reviews and information bulletins.