Base Metals Mining in Canada to 2020

According to the US Geological Survey, in 2013, the country was the fifth-largest nickel producer in the world, the seventh-largest zinc producer and the 12th-largest lead producer.

Canadian zinc, lead and nickel mine (or metal content in ore) production reached 426,089 tonnes (t), 20,188t and 241,680t respectively in 2013, with the majority of zinc originating from Quebec, lead from New Brunswick and nickel from Ontario.

Over the forecast period (2014–2020), zinc mine production is projected to reach 329,260t, while lead and nickel mine production is expected to reach 17,460t and 274,700t respectively in 2020.

Scope

The report contains an overview of the Canadian base metals (zinc, lead and nickel) mining industry together with the key growth factors and restraints affecting the industry.

It also provides information about reserves, reserves by region, historic production and production forecast, production by province, historic and forecast consumption, base metal prices, trade information, the competitive landscape, and major active, exploration and development projects.

Key Highlights

• Canada has rich mineral deposits of iron ore, nickel, zinc, copper, gold, lead, potash, diamonds, silver, coal, petroleum and natural gas. Mining operations are found in all 10 provinces and three territories.

• In 2013, zinc, lead and nickel metal consumption in Canada reached 143,500t, 17,000t and 6,700t respectively.

• Spain and South Korea were the two major export markets for Canadian zinc ores and concentrates in 2013, accounting for 54.9% of total exports.

• Canada ranked as the top nation for mining investment, according to the 2014 Ranking of Countries for Mining Investment. The ranking was awarded based on six aspects: the country’s political system, social issues, permissions delays, corruption, currency stability and tax regime.

Reasons to buy

Gain an understanding of the Canadian base metals (zinc, lead and nickel) mining industry, the relevant drivers and restraining factors, reserves, reserves by geographic region, historic and forecast production and consumption, production by province, trade, base metal prices, competitive landscape and major active, exploration and development projects, and the country's fiscal regime.

Companies mentioned

Glencore Plc

Nyrstar NV

Vale SA

HudBay Minerals Inc.

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Base Metal Mining in Canada – Drivers And Restraints

2.1 Base Metals Mining In Canada – Drivers

2.2 Base Metals Mining In Canada – Restraints

3 Zinc Mining In Canada – Reserves, Production, Consumption and Trade

3.1 Reserves by Geographic Region

3.2 Historical and Forecast Production

3.3 Total Production by Province

3.4 Total Production by Mining Method

3.5 Zinc Prices

3.6 Total Production by Major Mines

3.7 Major Exploration and Development Projects

3.8 Domestic Refined Metal Consumption vs Ores and Concentrates Exports

3.8.1 Export to destination countries

3.8.2 Imports by country of origin

3.9 Demand Drivers

3.9.1 Demand from countries

4 Lead Mining in Canada – Reserves, Production, Consumption and Trade

4.1 Reserves by Geographic Region

4.2 Historical and Forecast Production

4.3 Total Production by Province

4.4 Total Production by Mining Method

4.5 Lead Prices

4.6 Total Production by Major Mines

4.7 Major Exploration and Development Projects

4.8 Domestic Refined Metal Consumption vs Ores and Concentrates Exports

4.8.1 Exports to destination country

4.8.2 Imports by country of origin

4.9 Demand Drivers

4.9.1 Demand by country

5 Nickel Mining in Canada – Reserves, Production, Consumption and Trade

5.1 Reserves by Geographic Region

5.2 Historical and Forecast Production

5.3 Total Production by Province

5.4 Total Production by Mining Method

5.5 Nickel Prices

5.6 Total Production by Major Mines

5.7 Major Exploration and Development Projects

5.8 Domestic Refined Metal Consumption vs Ores and Concentrates Exports

5.8.1 Imports by country of origin

5.9 Demand Drivers

5.9.1 Domestic consumption demand by end use

6 Competitive Landscape

6.1 Glencore Plc

6.2 Nyrstar NV

6.3 Vale SA

6.4 HudBay Minerals Inc.

7 Fiscal Regime

7.1 The Canadian Mining Industry – Governing Bodies

7.1.1 Alberta

7.1.2 British Columbia, Ministry of Energy and Mines

7.1.3 Nova Scotia, Department of Natural Resources

7.1.4 Ontario, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

7.1.5 Quebec, Ministère des Resources naturelles et de la Faune

7.1.6 Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources

7.1.7 New Brunswick, Department of Natural Resources and Energy (DNRE)

7.1.8 Saskatchewan, Minerals, Lands and Policy Division

7.1.9 Manitoba, Department of Innovation, Energy and Mines

7.1.10 Yukon, Department of Energy, Mines, and Resources

7.1.11 Northwest Territories

7.1.12 Northwest Territories (NWT) and Nunavut Chamber of Mines

7.2 The Canadian Mining Industry – Governing Laws

7.2.1 Alberta

7.2.2 British Columbia

7.2.3 Nova Scotia

7.2.4 Ontario

7.2.5 Quebec

7.2.6 Newfoundland and Labrador

7.2.7 New Brunswick

7.2.8 Saskatchewan

7.2.9 Manitoba

7.2.10 Yukon

7.2.11 Northwest Territories

7.2.12 Nunavut

7.3 The Canadian Mining Industry – Mining Licenses and Rights

7.3.1 Alberta

7.3.2 British Columbia

7.3.3 New Brunswick

7.3.4 Nova Scotia

7.3.5 Saskatchewan

7.4 The Canadian Mining Industry – Key Fiscal Terms

7.4.1 Royalty

7.4.2 Annual rents

7.4.3 Corporate Income Tax

7.4.4 Provincial Income Tax

7.4.5 Branch Profit Tax

7.4.6 Withholding Tax

7.4.7 Capital Gains

7.4.8 Goods and Service Tax / Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)

7.4.9 Depreciation

7.4.10 Other Provincial Taxes

7.4.11 Business Loss

8 Appendix

8.1 What is this Report About?

8.2 Methodology

8.3 Secondary Research

8.4 Primary Research

8.5 Contact GlobalData

8.6 About GlobalData

8.7 GlobalData’s Services

8.8 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Zinc Mining in Canada – Total Zinc Reserves, by Region (Thousand Tonnes), 2011

Table 2: Zinc Mining in Canada – Zinc Mine Production (Thousand Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 3: Zinc Mining in Canada – Major Active Mines, 2014

Table 4: Zinc Mining in Canada – Major Development Projects, 2014

Table 5: Zinc Mining in Canada – Major Exploration Projects, 2014

Table 6: Zinc Mining in Canada – Metal Consumption vs. Ores and Concentrates Exports (Thousand Tonnes), 2001–2020

Table 7: Zinc Mining in Canada – Export to Region and Destination Countries (Thousand Tonnes), 2013

Table 8: Zinc Mining in Canada – Imports, by Region and Country of Origin (Thousand Tonnes), 2013

Table 9: Lead Mining in Canada – Total Lead Reserves, by Region (Thousand Tonnes), 2011

Table 10: Lead Mining in Canada – Lead Mine Production (Thousand Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 11: Lead Mining in Canada – Major Active Mines, 2014

Table 12: Lead Mining in Canada – Major Development Projects, 2014

Table 13: Lead Mining in Canada – Major Exploration Projects, 2014

Table 14: Lead Mining in Canada – Metal Consumption vs. Ores and Concentrates Exports (Thousand Tonnes), 2002–2020

Table 15: Lead Mining in Canada – Exports to Region and Destination Countries (Thousand Tonnes), 2013

Table 16: Lead Mining in Canada – Imports by Region and Country of Origin (Thousand Tonnes), 2013

Table 17: Nickel Mining in Canada – Total Nickel Reserves, by Region (Thousand Tonnes), 2011

Table 18: Nickel Mining in Canada – Nickel Mine Production (Thousand Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 19: Nickel Mining in Canada – Major Active Mines, 2014

Table 20: Nickel Mining in Canada – Major Development Projects, 2014

Table 21: Nickel Mining in Canada – Major Exploration Projects, 2014

Table 22: Nickel Mining in Canada – Metal Consumption vs Ores and Concentrates Exports (Thousand Tonnes), 2000–2020

Table 23: Nickel Mining in Canada – Imports by Region and Country of Origin (Thousand Tonnes), 2013

Table 24: Base Metals Mining in Canada – Glencore plc, Major Projects

Table 25: Base Metals Mining in Canada – Nyrstar NV, Major Projects

Table 26: Base Metals Mining in Canada – Vale S.A., Major Projects

Table 27: Base Metals Mining in Canada – HudBay Minerals Inc, Major Projects

Table 28: The Mining Industry in Canada – Alberta Coal Royalty Rates (%), 2014

Table 29: The Mining Industry in Canada – Saskatchewan Tiered Royalty (%), 2014

Table 30: The Mining Industry in Canada – British Columbia Annual Rent for Coal License (CAD/ha), 2014

Table 31: The Mining Industry in Canada – Provincial Corporate Tax Rates (%), 2014

Table 32: The Mining Industry in Canada – GST/HST Rates(%), 1997–2014

Table 33: The Mining Industry in Canada – Depreciation Rates (%), 2014

Table 34: The Mining Industry in Canada – British Columbia Mineral Land Tax Rates (CAD), 2014

Table 35: The Mining Industry in Canada – British Columbia Coal Carbon Tax (CAD), 2010–2014

List of Figures

Figure 1: Base Metals Mining in Canada – Canadian Mining Industry Clusters

Figure 2: Zinc Mining in Canada – Zinc Mine Production (Thousand Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 3: Zinc Mining in Canada – Total Production by Province (%), 2013

Figure 4: Zinc Mining in Canada – World Nominal Zinc Price Forecast (US$/Tonne), 2013–2019

Figure 5: Zinc Mining in Canada – World Nominal Zinc Prices (US$/Tonne), 2002–2013

Figure 6: Zinc Mining in Canada – Metal Consumption vs. Ores and Concentrate Exports (Thousand Tonnes), 2001–2020

Figure 7: Zinc Mining in Canada – Exports to Destination Countries (%), 2013

Figure 8: Zinc Mining in Canada – Import by Country of Origin (%), 2013

Figure 9: Zinc Mining in Canada – Chinese Imports of Zinc Ores and Concentrates (Tonnes), 2009–2013

Figure 10: Zinc Mining in Canada – Spanish Imports of Zinc Ores and Concentrates (Tonnes), 2009–2013

Figure 11: Lead Mining in Canada – Lead Mine Production (Thousand Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 12: Lead Mining in Canada – Total Production by Province (%), 2013

Figure 13: Lead Mining in Canada – World Nominal Lead Price Forecast (US$/Tonne), 2013–2020

Figure 14: Lead Mining in Canada – World Nominal Lead Prices (US$/Tonne), 2002–2013

Figure 15: Lead Mining in Canada – Metal Consumption vs. Ores and Concentrates Exports (Thousand Tonnes), 2002–2020

Figure 16: Lead Mining in Canada – Exports to Destination Countries (%), 2013

Figure 17: Lead Mining in Canada – Imports by Country of Origin (%), 2013

Figure 18: Lead Mining in Canada – Chinese Imports of Lead Ores and Concentrates (Tonnes), 2009–2013

Figure 19: Nickel Mining in Canada – Nickel Mine Production (Thousand Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 20: Nickel Mining in Canada – Total Production by Province (%), 2013

Figure 21: Nickel Mining in Canada – World Nominal Nickel Price Forecast (US$/Tonne) (2013–2019)

Figure 22: Nickel Mining in Canada – World Nominal Nickel Prices (US$/Tonne) (2000–2013)

Figure 23: Nickel Mining in Canada – Metal Consumption (Thousand Tonnes), 2000–2020

Figure 24: Nickel Mining in Canada – Imports by Country of Origin (%), 2013

Figure 25: Nickel Mining in Canada – Consumption Demand by End Use Sector (%), 2013

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