Annual Survey of Industrial Rocks and Minerals Production

Publish date: 19 March 2018

NZ Petroleum and Minerals (NZP&M) have sent out the 2017 Annual Survey of Industrial and Mineral Output forms by post for completion and return no later than the end of June 2018.

Although not mandatory the survey provides statistics that are widely used for planning.  Rock, sand, and aggregate are produced for roading and construction and are vital for the development of New Zealand’s infrastructure. A number of other industrial rocks and minerals are produced for local and export markets. They include bentonite, various clays, diatomite, perlite, pumice, serpentine, silica and zeolite. 

NZ Petroleum & Minerals collect these statistics and publish them alongside production statistics for coal and metallic minerals. Prior years’ survey results can found here.

 All information collected will be treated as strictly confidential. Only regional totals will be released publicly and this will be restricted if the information is identifiable to a single operation.

 Download the form here [PDF 58KB], complete and post back to NZP&M or scan and email to

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