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Canadian Mining Assets (CMA) by Country and Region, 2018 and 2019

Location 2018 2019 (p)
Value
($ millions)
Number of companies Value
($ millions)
Number of companies
AFRICA 26,201 100 37,793 94
Eastern Africa 11,835 24 12,204 22
Eritrea x 1
Ethiopia x 1 x 1
Kenya x 2 x 3
Madagascar x 3 x 2
Malawi x 1 x 1
Mozambique x 1 x 1
Rwanda x 1 x 1
Tanzania 1,525 10 1,379 10
Uganda x 1
Zambia 8,890 4 10,087 5
Zimbabwe x 1 x 1
Middle Africa 1,423 10 6,118 11
Angola x 1 x 1
Cameroon x 1 x 1
Central African Republic x 1 x 1
Democratic Republic of the Congo
(Congo-Kinshasa)
1,423 7 6,118 8
Northern Africa 39 5 40 5
Algeria x 2 x 1
Egypt x 1 x 2
Morocco x 1 x 1
Sudan x 1 x 1
Southern Africa 2,538 28 2,325 27
Botswana 395 5 361 5
Namibia 1,301 14 1,018 13
South Africa 842 12 945 12
Western Africa 10,366 49 17,106 46
Burkina Faso 3,905 19 4,035 20
Côte d’Ivoire 38 6 611 6
Ghana 1,151 10 859 10
Guinea 24 5 4 3
Liberia x 1 x 1
Mali 1,843 13 7,796 12
Mauritania 2,312 4 2,661 4
Niger x 3 x 3
Nigeria x 1 x 1
Senegal x 7 x 7
AMERICAS (EXCLUDING CANADA) 125,009 489 118,721 469
Central America 15,814 18 16,745 18
Costa Rica x 1 x 1
Guatemala 37 4 397 5
Honduras x 3 78 3
Nicaragua 193 8 349 7
Panama x 2 x 2
South America 56,724 198 51,781 197
Argentina 12,235 50 7,886 52
Bolivia 157 6 154 5
Brazil 10,431 29 11,099 29
Chile 19,787 47 18,466 47
Colombia 1,600 23 1,383 23
Ecuador 1,434 16 1,944 15
French Guiana x 4 x 3
Guyana 433 7 148 8
Paraguay x 1
Peru 9,451 57 9,441 56
Suriname x 2 x 2
Venezuela x 1 x 1
Caribbean 8,170 9 6,000 8
Cuba x 1 x 1
Dominican Republic 7,931 7 5,712 6
Jamaica x 1 x 1
North America (excluding Canada) 44,301 329 44,194 312
Mexico 20,196 111 8,049 106
United States 24,105 248 36,145 234
ASIA 8,777 59 8,568 57
Central Asia 1,070 6 941 6
Kazakhstan x 2 x 2
Kyrgyzstan x 4 x 4
Eastern Asia 4,541 21 4,272 21
China 4,292 7 4,007 7
Japan x 3 x 3
Mongolia 183 10 179 10
South Korea x 1 x 1
Southeastern Asia 866 16 954 14
Cambodia x 2 x 2
Indonesia x 4 8 4
Malaysia x 1 x 1
Philippines 617 6 699 5
Thailand x 2 x 1
Vietnam x 1 x 1
Southern Asia 11 4 3 3
Pakistan x 2 x 1
Sri Lanka x 2 x 2
Western Asia 2,289 16 2,399 17
Armenia x 2 x 2
Saudi Arabia x 2 x 1
Turkey 1,700 11 1,914 12
Yemen x 1 x 2
EUROPE 9,972 68 8,960 70
Eastern Europe 2,030 13 1,936 16
Bulgaria 704 4 719 5
Czech Republic x 1 x 1
Poland x 1 x 1
Romania x 2 x 2
Russia 764 3 668 4
Slovakia x 1 x 1
Ukraine x 1 x 2
Northern Europe 2,391 37 2,478 35
Finland 1,715 12 1,810 12
Greenland 115 4 87 4
Iceland x 1 x 1
Ireland 19 9 19 9
Norway x 1 x 1
Sweden 509 12 522 11
United Kingdom 29 4 x 2
Southern Europe 5,551 23 4,546 22
Albania x 1 x 1
Greece x 2 x 1
Kosovo x 1 x 1
Macedonia x 3 x 1
Portugal 1,281 6 1,453 5
Serbia 742 7 22 8
Spain 672 8 273 8
Western Europe 4 3
Germany x 2 x 1
Switzerland x 2 x 2
OCEANIA 4,349 36 3,782 36
Australia 3,314 31 3,007 33
Melanesia x 7 775 5
Fiji x 2 x 2
Papua New Guinea 976 5 713 3
Polynesia x 1
Tonga x 1
Total for Canadian mining assets abroad 174,309 654 177,824 621
Canada 91,643 969 85,596 927
Total for Canadian mining assets 265,952 1,340 263,420 1,290

Source: Natural Resources Canada.
– Nil; . . . Amount too small to be expressed; (p) Preliminary; x Confidential.
(1) Company counts are non-additive since companies can be active in multiple jurisdictions.
(2) Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.
(3) Values are those reported in financial reports nearest to December 31, 2019, for public companies headquartered in Canada that are not under foreign control.
(4) Mining assets, in this context, are non-current assets, including mineral properties, deferred mineral exploration expenses, and royalties, investments in non-Canadian mining companies and other non-current assets related to mining that can be reconciled geographically.
(5) Although all efforts have been made to accurately assemble the data, it has been necessary at times for the authors to make estimates. Natural Resources Canada does not assume responsibility for errors or omissions.

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