Canada's progress and growth in industrial development is strongly reflected in the statistical record of her mineral production. An annual record has been published since 1886, in
which year the total value of the production was a little in excess of ten million dollars, or $2.23 per capita of population. In 1912 the value of the production according to revised statistics now completed was 8135,048,296, or nearly $19 per
capita, the preliminary record published in March last showing a value of $133,127,489 having been exceeded by nearly two million dollars. Comparing last , year's production with that of the years immediately preceding we find an increase over the
1911 value of output of $31,827,302 or 30.8 Per cent. It will be remembered, however, that the mineral output in 1911 was somewhat restricted owing to long extended labour disputes in the coal mines of Alberta and British Columbia, and was less than
that of 1010, in which year the production was valued at $106,828,629 or $14.93 per capita, and the highest record up to that year. Compared with 1910 the production in 1912 still shows an increase in total value of $28,224,673 or 26.5 per cent, and
an increase in per capita production from $14.93 to $18.27 or 22.3 per cent.