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 2019

The 2019 Annual Return of Industrial Rocks and Minerals Output survey has closed. Please email NZPAM-QuarriesSurvey@mbie.govt.nz if you have any enquiries.

NZP&M would like to thank the organisations that provided their information. We will be processing the results and making them available via this website in the near future.

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.


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