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Canadian Mining Assets (CMAs), by Country and Region, 2019 and 2020 (p)

Location 2019 2020 (p)
Value
($ millions)
Number of companies Value
($ millions)
Number of companies
AFRICA 37,398 108 36,505 106
Eastern Africa 11,865 31 11,742 28
Burundi x 1 x 1
Ethiopia x 2 x 2
Kenya x 4 9 4
Madagascar 697 4 x 2
Malawi x 1 x 1
Mozambique x 1
Tanzania 1,359 12 2,309 11
Uganda x 2 x 2
Zambia 9,764 7 9,398 7
Zimbabwe x 1 x 1
Middle Africa 6,118 11 6,471 10
Angola x 1 x 1
Cameroon x 1
Central African Republic x 1 x 1
Democratic Republic of the Congo
(Congo-Kinshasa)
6,118 8 6,470 8
Northern Africa 41 7 44 8
Algeria x 2 x 2
Egypt x 2 x 2
Morocco x 2 x 3
Sudan x 1 x 1
Southern Africa 2,205 32 2,316 36
Botswana 355 7 462 9
Namibia 893 15 850 15
South Africa 957 13 1,004 15
Western Africa 17,170 47 15,933 47
Burkina Faso 4,102 20 2,584 17
Côte d’Ivoire 608 7 669 8
Ghana 853 9 1,014 9
Guinea 4 3 4 3
Liberia x 1 x 1
Mali 7,796 12 7,601 13
Mauritania 2,661 5 x 4
Niger x 3 x 3
Nigeria x 1 x 1
Senegal x 6 849 5
AMERICAS (EXCLUDING CANADA) 121,921 546 125,380 561
Caribbean 5,798 11 6,006 10
Cuba x 2 x 2
Dominican Republic 5,512 8 5,611 7
Jamaica x 2 x 2
Central America 16,735 21 16,250 21
Costa Rica x 1 x 1
Guatemala 377 5 382 6
Honduras 78 4 22 5
Nicaragua 360 8 475 6
Panama x 3 x 3
North America (excluding Canada) 47,728 380 48,881 396
Mexico 7,868 132 8,930 138
United States 39,860 281 39,951 298
South America 51,660 215 54,242 218
Argentina 7,867 57 8,526 59
Bolivia 154 5 167 6
Brazil 11,281 31 10,644 32
Chile 18,312 53 21,279 55
Colombia 1,406 28 837 28
Ecuador 1,944 15 1,858 15
French Guiana x 4 x 5
Guyana 153 11 26 10
Paraguay x 1 x 1
Peru 9,442 64 9,936 71
Suriname x 2 927 4
Venezuela x 1 x 1
ASIA 8,457 62 12,405 61
Central Asia 941 6 1,006 6
Kazakhstan x 2 x 2
Kyrgyzstan x 4 x 4
Eastern Asia 4,255 21 4,362 21
China 3,991 7 4,113 7
Japan 30 3 x 3
Mongolia 179 10 153 10
South Korea x 1 x 1
Southeastern Asia 954 18 1,143 17
Cambodia x 2 x 2
Indonesia 8 6 6 6
Malaysia x 1 x 1
Philippines x 7 x 6
Thailand x 1 x 1
Vietnam x 1 x 1
Southern Asia x 3 x 3
Pakistan x 1 x 1
Sri Lanka x 2 x 2
Western Asia 2,304 19 5,890 19
Armenia x 2 x 2
Saudi Arabia x 2 x 2
Turkey 1,914 13 5,402 14
Yemen x 2 x 1
EUROPE 8,878 75 9,138 79
Eastern Europe 1,856 18 1,908 18
Bulgaria 638 5 584 5
Czech Republic x 1 x 1
Poland x 1 x 1
Romania x 2 x 2
Russia 668 4 791 4
Slovakia x 2 x 2
Ukraine x 3 x 3
Northern Europe 2,479 38 2,828 41
Finland 1,810 12 2,093 14
Greenland 87 4 64 5
Iceland x 1 x 1
Ireland 19 10 17 10
Norway x 3 2 5
Sweden 523 11 610 14
United Kingdom 37 3 x 2
Southern Europe 4,543 22 4,401 23
Albania x 1 x 1
Greece x 1 x 1
Kosovo x 1 x 1
Macedonia x 1 x 1
Portugal 1,452 5 1,639 5
Serbia 20 9 15 9
Spain 273 8 81 8
Western Europe 5 1 5
Austria x 1 x 1
Germany x 2 x 2
Switzerland x 2 x 2
OCEANIA 3,830 41 4,549 49
Australia 3,051 36 3,747 44
Melanesia 778 7 801 7
Fiji x 2 x 2
Papua New Guinea 715 4 729 4
Solomon Islands x 1 x 1
Total for Canadian mining assets abroad 180,484 714 187,976 730
Canada 83,115 995 85,382 1,072
Total for Canadian mining assets 263,599 1,327 273,359 1,348

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, 2020, 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, 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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