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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 March 2019, the value of Saskatchewan's total mineral sales was $679.6M, an increase of 17.6% compared to March 2018. During this period, potash sales increased by 24.2% to reach $605.7M; salt sales increased by 27.5% to reach $3.1M, and uranium sales decreased by 10.2% to $54.1M. 
  • For production, comparing March 2019 to March 2018, Saskatchewan's potash production decreased by 1.8% to 1.16 million tonnes, salt production decreased by 13.5%, other minerals production decreased by 7.5%, and uranium production increased by 80.7%.

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: May 03, 2019

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