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 August 2021, the value of Saskatchewan's total mineral sales were $655.6M, an increase of 31.7% compared to August 2020. During this period, salt sales decreased by 1.1%, potash sales increased by 28.4%, other minerals sales decreased by 63.7%.
  • For production, comparing August 2020 to August 2021, Saskatchewan's potash production decreased by 10.1%, salt production decreased by 14.7%, other minerals production increased by 17.9%.

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: October 05, 2021

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