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 May 2021, the value of Saskatchewan's total mineral sales were $568.3M, a decrease of 2.3% compared to May 2020. During this period, salt sales increased by 24.7%, potash sales decreased by 3.8%, other minerals sales decreased by 92.7%.
  • For production, comparing May 2020 to May 2021, Saskatchewan's potash production increased by 4.1%, salt production decreased by 24.7%, other minerals production decreased by 97.2%.

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: July 06, 2021 Next Update: August 10, 2021

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