The primary metals industry continues to be an important contributor to the Canadian economy. It employs thousands directly and, in turn, supplies iron and steel products to many other key manufacturing industries, primarily in Canada and the United States.
Canadian producers face continual challenges that affect output decisions and company profitability. This site outlines some of these challenges, including descriptions of the industry’s competitive framework, products manufactured in Canada and international trade issues. In addition, it touches on the more rigid environmental considerations facing producers, including toxic and greenhouse gas emissions.
This site also provides links to domestic and international producers, to selected statistical data, and to various associations and government websites.