OTTAWA – Some facts and figures about the steel and aluminum industries in Canada:
Production: About 13 billion tonnes a year.
Sales: About $14 billion.
Jobs: 22,000 direct, 100,000 indirect.
Exports: About half of production is exported, mostly to the U.S.
Location: Steel is produced in five provinces, but production is concentrated mainly in Ontario.
Production: About 3.2 million tonnes a year.
Sales: About $12 billion.
Jobs: 8,300 direct, 20,000 indirect.
Exports: More than 80 per cent of production is exported to the U.S.
Location: Aluminum is produced in Quebec and British Columbia, with Quebec the largest producer by far.
(Sources: Canadian Steel Producers Association, Aluminum Association of Canada)