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Canadian Mining Assets (CMA) by Country and Region, 2017 and 2018

Location 2017 2018 (p)
Value
($ millions)
Number of companies Value
($ millions)
Number of companies
AFRICA 25,383 113 26,189 103
Eastern Africa 11,454 28 11,819 24
Eritrea x 1 x 1
Ethiopia x 1 x 1
Kenya x 3 x 2
Madagascar x 4 x 3
Malawi x 2 x 1
Mozambique x 1 x 1
Rwanda x 1 x 1
Tanzania 1,505 9 1,524 10
Uganda x 3 x 1
Zambia 8,596 4 8,890 4
Zimbabwe x 1 x 1
Middle Africa 1,775 14 1,427 12
Angola x - x 1
Cameroon x 1 x 1
Central African Republic x 1 x 1
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) 1,769 11 1,423 8
Northern Africa 31 4 39 5
Algeria x 1 x 2
Egypt x 1 x 1
Morocco x 1 x 1
Sudan x 1 x 1
Southern Africa 2,621 27 2,538 29
Botswana 373 6 x 5
Namibia 1,381 11 1,301 14
South Africa 1,867 13 1,842 12
Western Africa 9,502 44 10,366 49
Burkina Faso 3,088 19 3,905 19
Ivory Coast 25 5 38 6
Ghana 1,693 12 1,151 10
Guinea 20 7 24 5
Guinea-Bissau x 1 - -
Liberia x 1 x 1
Mali 1,680 15 1,843 13
Mauritania 1,839 4 2,312 4
Niger x 2 x 3
Nigeria x 1 x 1
Senegal x 6 x 7
AMERICAS (EXCLUDING CANADA) 117,681 514 124,986 484
Central America 11,887 18 15,814 18
Costa Rica x 1 x 1
Guatemala x 4 37 4
Honduras x 4 x 3
Nicaragua 220 7 193 8
Panama x 2 x 2
South America 54,817 188 56,322 191
Argentina 12,855 52 11,986 49
Bolivia 162 5 157 6
Brazil 9,992 29 10,287 28
Chile 18,445 39 19,786 44
Colombia 1,439 24 1,599 22
Ecuador 907 13 1,427 14
French Guiana x 3 x 4
Guyana 377 7 433 7
Paraguay x 2 x 1
Peru 9,546 57 9,451 57
Suriname x 2 x 2
Venezuela x 1 x 1
Caribbean 7,369 9 8,170 8
Cuba x 1 x 1
Dominican Republic 7,143 7 7,930 6
Jamaica x 1 x 1
North America (excluding Canada) 43,608 361 44,680 332
Mexico 20,613 111 20,124 110
United States 22,995 280 24,556 251
ASIA 10,137 61 9,099 59
Central Asia 1,059 6 1,068 6
Kazakhstan x 2 x 2
Kyrgyzstan x 4 x 4
Eastern Asia 4,351 19 4,496 20
China 4,100 7 4,248 7
Japan x 2 x 3
Mongolia 199 9 182 9
South Korea x 1 x 1
Southeastern Asia 818 18 866 16
Cambodia x 2 x 2
Indonesia 4 5 x 4
Malaysia x 1 x 1
Philippines 580 7 617 6
Thailand x 1 x 2
Vietnam x 1 x 1
Southern Asia 12 3 x 4
Pakistan x 1 x 2
Sri Lanka x 2 x 2
Western Asia 3,897 18 2,659 17
Armenia x 2 x 3
Israel x 1 - -
Jordan x 1 - -
Saudi Arabia x 2 x 2
Turkey 2,010 12 1,989 11
Yemen x 1 x 1
EUROPE 9,783 68 9,812 66
Eastern Europe 1,857 13 1,871 13
Bulgaria 508 4 544 4
Czech Republic x 1 x 1
Poland x 1 x 1
Romania x 2 x 2
Russia 815 4 764 3
Ukraine x 1 x 1
Northern Europe 2,174 40 2,391 37
Finland 1,435 12 1,714 12
Greenland 76 3 115 4
Iceland x 1 x 1
Ireland 20 9 19 8
Norway x 2 x 1
Sweden 451 13 509 12
United Kingdom 190 6 30 5
Southern Europe 5,738 22 5,550 21
Albania x 1 x 1
Greece x 2 x 2
Kosovo x 2 x 1
Macedonia 115 4 x 3
Portugal 1,028 5 1,282 6
Serbia 651 8 742 7
Spain 927 8 670 7
Western Europe 15 5 x 3
Germany x 4 x 2
Switzerland x 2 x 2
OCEANIA 4,390 32 4,349 36
Australia 3,453 28 3,314 31
Melanesia x 6 x 7
Fiji x 2 x 2
Papua New Guinea 1,889 4 976 5
Polynesia x 1 - -
Tonga x 1 - -
Total for Canadian mining assets abroad 167,374 697 174,435 650
Canada 93,788 1,025 97,194 970
Total for Canadian mining assets 261,162 1,361 271,629 1,342

Source: Natural Resources Canada.
– Nil; . . . Amount too small to be expressed; (p) Preliminary; (r) Revised; 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, 2018, 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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