Annual minerals industry statistics and survey

The government releases annual production data and revenue generated from royalties for the extraction of crown owned minerals.

Annual Return of Industrial Rocks and Minerals Output 2023

NZ Petroleum and Minerals (NZP&M) have launched the 2023 Annual Return of Industrial Rocks and Minerals Output survey for the calendar year 2023.

You can supply your data through:

We encourage you to use the online survey to supply your data.  The survey can be accessed on PC, tablet or smartphone.

If you are unable to utilise any of the above methods, please contact NZP&M via the email address below.

We would appreciate if the survey could be completed before 4 August 2024.

Once the survey is completed, NZP&M will publish the statistics alongside production statistics for coal and metallic minerals.

All information collected will be treated as strictly confidential. Only regional totals will be released publicly and this information will be restricted where a region has three or fewer quarries.

If you have any queries regarding this survey please email

Annual minerals industry statistics

The Government revenue report includes total annual petroleum, minerals and coal royalties as well as energy resource levies (ERLs) collected by the government. Expenditure statistics summarise the investment made by region across the prospecting, exploration and production stages.

The production statistics feature coal, industrial minerals and metallic minerals groups. The report includes a national summary followed by metallic minerals data. Coal is broken down by mining method, rank and region and industrial minerals are sorted by region and commodity.

Metallic minerals produced are gold, silver and titanomagnetite ironsand. 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.

Note that data prior to 1 April 2008 does not reflect changes in expenditure reporting requirements introduced in the Crown Minerals Regulations.

Crown Minerals (Minerals and Coal) Regulations 2007

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