Annual Estimate of Canadian Mineral Production – Quick Index - Sand and Gravel

Conversion Factors

1 cubic yard = 1.35 metric tonnes
1 cubic metre = 1.77 metric tonnes
1 short ton = 0.90718474 metric tonnes

Some Useful Definitions

Natural Gravel

This is the same as pit run.

Value f.o.b. Loading Point

(of materials sold or used)

The dollar value of materials sold and/or used should be the value of the shipped product at the loading point, whether it is located at the pit or at a treatment point. If no value is placed on the material used, use the amount one might pay for the material purchased at a pit or plant in the area. Include the value of materials and the cost of screening, washing and crushing.
Transportation is to be reported separately. Please do not include it here.


This refers to material that is stockpiled (removed from the pit and not used or sold). The previous year’s closing inventory must match the current year’s opening inventory number. Please do not include any purchased material in the inventory amounts.

Used Versus Sold Material

“Used” refers to material used by the company for its own purposes. “Sold” is material purchased by customers.
Note: Page 1 totals (line 13.1.15) should match Page 2 totals (line

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the collected information be used for?

Statistics Canada is responsible for the collection, processing and release of production statistics on minerals and metals under the Statistics Act.
Natural Resources Canada will continue to publish these statistics, as well as industry statistics, on its website, under the Resources and Technical Surveys Act.

The data are available on Natural Resources Canada web site.

I send similar information to the province/territory. Is that not a duplication?

If you send similar information to a province or territory, please send us a copy of that information. We will contact you if we require further information.

Why am I required to complete two Commodity Schedules in the same calendar year?

When you receive two Commodity Schedules in the same year, they are for different reporting periods. The Annual Census of Mines, Quarries and Sand Pits (ACM) survey is used to provide actual data for the previous year ending December 31st and is due on March 15th. The Preliminary Estimate survey is used to provide an estimate for the current year ending December 31st and has a due date of November 1st.

I only crush for others. Why do I have to fill in a survey form when they fill one in?

Crushing is an important part of the sand and gravel industry and we need information on both revenue and expenditures from crushing for our data to be complete. There are cases where one company will crush in another company’s pit. The company doing the crushing needs to complete an Establishment Schedule MIN-100.1 to indicate the revenue from crushing on line 8.6 and any related expenditures, but does not need to complete a Commodity Schedule MIN-182.1.

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