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Canadian Diamond Production Down Slightly in 2015

27 april 2016
Canada’s diamond production in 2015, at 11.6 million carats worth C$2.1 billion, decreased by terms of volume and value from the country’s diamond production in 2014 according to provisional figures provided by Natural Resources Canada.
In 2014 the country produced 12 million carats of diamonds to the value of C$2.2 billion, representing a decrease of 3.4% in carat terms and a decrease of 4.6% in monetary terms for the year 2015.
Canada’s top five mineral products by value were: gold, potash, copper, nickel, and coal. The mining industry continued to face headwinds that included slower global growth and excess supply for most minerals, which were partly offset by favorable exchange rates, explains the Canadian government.
The lower value of the Canadian dollar relative to the U.S dollar proved to be favorable for domestic producers since most raw mineral products are priced in U.S. currency.