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Mineral Sales

Saskatchewan is one of Canada's leading mining jurisdictions.  It is the world's largest producer of potash and second largest producer of uranium.  Saskatchewan is blessed with a diverse wealth of minerals, including production of coal, gold, silver, zinc, copper, salt and sodium sulphate with potential future production of diamonds and rare earth elements.

Source: Ministry of Energy and Resources. (Other minerals includes bentonite, coal, gold, copper, zinc, silver and sodium sulphate.)

Highlights

  • In July 2019, the value of Saskatchewan's total mineral sales was $656.6M, an increase of 6.3% compared to July 2018. During this period, salt sales increased by 25.6% and potash sales increased by 21.0% to reach $607.9M.
  • For production, comparing July 2019 to July 2018, Saskatchewan's salt production increased by 11.4%, potash production increased by 3.5%, other minerals production decreased by 19.3%, and uranium production decreased by 40.2%.

Source: Ministry of Energy and Resources. (Other minerals includes bentonite, coal, gold, copper, zinc, silver and sodium sulphate.)

Source: Ministry of Energy and Resources. (Other minerals includes bentonite, coal, gold, copper, zinc, silver and sodium sulphate.)

Released: September 05, 2019 Next Update: October 07, 2019

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