Canadian Mining Assets (CMA) by Country and Region, 2016 and 2017

Canadian mining assets, by country and region, 2016 and 2017
Location 2016 2017 (p)
Value
($ millions)
Number of companies Value
($ millions)
Number of companies
AFRICA 27,245 101 26,291 110
Eastern Africa 14,638 29 11,443 28
Burundi x 1 x 1
Eritrea x 1 x 1
Ethiopia x 2 x 1
Kenya x 2 x 2
Madagascar x 4 x 4
Malawi x 2 x 2
Mozambique x 1
Rwanda x 1 x 1
Tanzania 2,451 12 1,505 9
Uganda x 2 x 3
Zambia 8,914 4 8,596 4
Zimbabwe x 1 x 2
Middle Africa 1,737 12 1,769 11
Angola x 1
Cameroon x 1 x 1
Central African Republic x 1 x 1
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) 1,737 9 1,769 9
Northern Africa 29 4 31 4
Algeria x 1 x 1
Egypt x 1 x 1
Morocco x 1 x 1
Sudan x 1 x 1
Southern Africa 2,872 26 3,460 26
Botswana 309 4 373 6
Namibia 1,034 12 1,381 10
South Africa 1,528 12 1,706 13
Western Africa 7,969 45 9,589 55
Burkina Faso 2,254 14 3,088 18
Ivory Coast x 2 25 5
Ghana 1,599 13 1,710 12
Guinea 12 5 22 7
Guinea-Bissau x 1 x 2
Liberia x 1 x 1
Mali 1,531 14 1,702 15
Mauritania 1,327 4 1,865 4
Niger x 3 x 2
Nigeria x 1 x 1
Senegal x 4 x 5
AMERICAS (EXCLUDING CANADA) 114,403 506 117,934 519
Central America 9,391 20 11,885 17
Costa Rica x 1 x 1
Guatemala 61 5 x 4
Honduras x 5 x 5
Nicaragua 241 7 218 5
Panama x 2 x 2
South America 55,416 182 54,983 186
Argentina 14,325 46 13,163 51
Bolivia 116 6 162 5
Brazil 10,798 25 10,386 26
Chile 17,267 38 17,881 39
Colombia 1,258 24 1,438 22
Ecuador 607 10 907 12
French Guiana x 2 x 3
Guyana 377 8 377 7
Paraguay x 3 x 2
Peru 9,723 60 9,575 56
Suriname x 2 x 2
Venezuela x 1 x 1
Caribbean 7,119 10 7,803 10
Cuba x 1 x 1
Dominican Republic 6,848 8 7,577 8
Jamaica x 1 x 1
North America (excluding Canada) 42,478 350 43,263 367
Mexico 17,863 120 18,367 110
United States 24,615 257 24,895 286
ASIA 9,975 69 10,158 63
Central Asia 975 8 1,070 8
Kazakhstan x 4 x 4
Kyrgyzstan x 4 x 4
Eastern Asia 4,162 24 4,351 18
China 3,879 11 4,100 6
Japan x 2 x 2
Mongolia 244 10 199 9
South Korea x 1 x 1
Southeastern Asia 828 21 826 20
Cambodia x 2 x 2
Indonesia 2 8 4 5
Malaysia x 1 x 1
Philippines 580 8 588 9
Thailand x 1 x 2
Vietnam x 1 x 1
Southern Asia 12 3 12 3
Pakistan x 1 x 1
Sri Lanka x 2 x 2
Western Asia 3,998 18 3,898 20
Armenia x 1 x 1
Israel x 1 x 1
Jordan x 1 x 1
Saudi Arabia x 2 x 2
Turkey 1,864 12 2,011 13
United Arab Emirates x 1 x 2
Yemen x 1 x 1
EUROPE 10,050 62 9,729 64
Eastern Europe 2,035 14 1,853 12
Bulgaria 429 4 507 4
Poland x 1 x 1
Romania x 2 x 2
Russia 1,054 5 815 4
Ukraine x 2 x 1
Northern Europe 2,114 32 2,191 38
Finland 1,523 10 1,454 12
Greenland 40 4 76 3
Ireland 6 6 19 8
Norway x 1
Sweden 407 10 451 13
United Kingdom 138 5 188 5
Iceland x 1
Southern Europe 5,772 23 5,670 21
Albania x 3 x 1
Greece x 2 x 2
Macedonia x 2 x 3
Portugal 980 8 1,028 5
Kosovo x 2 x 3
Serbia 733 5 651 7
Spain 1,146 6 927 8
Western Europe 129 4 15 5
Germany x 3 x 4
Switzerland x 1 x 1
OCEANIA 4,702 34 4,591 32
Australia 3,580 28 3,647 27
Melanesia x 9 x 7
Fiji x 2 x 2
Papua New Guinea 1,081 7 896 5
Polynesia x 1 x 1
Tonga x 1 x 1
Total for Canadian mining assets abroad 166,374 693 168,702 699
Canada 90,827 1,081 91,444 1,021
Total for Canadian mining assets 257,202 2,046 260,147 2,011

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, 2016, 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.