Minerals and the Canadian Economy: Recent Quantitative Research

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 70, No. 785, 1977

D. J. McCulla, Mineral Economics Division, Mineral Development Sector, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa

Mineral development and utilization affect the health of the economy and the pattern of long-term development throughout Canada. There are many diverse opinions on the contribution of minerals to the economy, but there is a dearth of adequate quantitative information. This paper discusses some recent research and provides some new information.
Keywords: Mineral economics, Economy, Mineral development, Statistics, Input-output models, Ferrous industries, Manufacturing.