As tariffs loom, a look at Canada’s steel, aluminum industries, by the numbers

As tariffs loom, a look at Canada’s steel, aluminum industries, by the numbers

OTTAWA — The Trump administration says it will go ahead with plans to hit Canada, Mexico and the European Union with hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum, effective midnight Thursday night. Here are some facts and figures about the steel and aluminum industries in Canada:

STEEL

Production: About 13 billion tonnes a year.

Sales: About $14 billion.

Jobs: 22,000 direct, 100,000 indirect.

Exports: About half of Canada’s production is exported, mostly to the U.S.

Location: Steel is produced in five provinces, but production is concentrated mainly in Ontario.

Tariff: U.S. plans to impose 25 per cent tariff on steel from Canada.

ALUMINUM

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.

Tariff: U.S. plans to impose 10 per cent tariff on aluminum from Canada.

(Sources: Canadian Steel Producers Association, Aluminum Association of Canada)

The Canadian Press

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