- The primary use of zinc is in galvanizing, which protects iron and steel from rusting
- In 2017, Canada produced 344,294 tonnes of zinc from mines located in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick
- China was the world’s largest producer of refined zinc metal in 2017, accounting for 45% of world production
- In 2017, mined zinc production increased in Canada from the previous year. Refined zinc metal was produced at refineries in British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec.
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World mine production of zinc, by country, 2017
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