Exploration spending in Canada by select mineral commodity 2009-2019

This statistic displays the expenditures on exploration in Canada for selected mineral commodities between 2009 and 2018, with spending intention figures for 2019. In 2018, the country spent approximately 25 million Canadian dollars on iron exploration.

Exploration expenditures for selected mineral commodities in Canada from 2009 to 2019

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

2009 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Notes: Includes on-site and off-site mine activities. Includes field work, overhead, engineering, economic and pre- or production feasibility studies, environmental, and land access expenditures.
* Preliminary spending estimates.
** Spending Intentions. The distribution of spending intentions by commodity group is estimated using preliminary estimates data and publicly available information.
Figures for 2016 were restated in the 2018 edition of the report.

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