Minerals statistics

New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals provides the minerals industry with free, up-to-date, and extensive exploration datasets.

Annual minerals industry statistics and survey

The government releases annual production data and revenue generated from royalties for the extraction of crown owned minerals.


New Zealand has extensive coal resources, mainly in the Waikato and Taranaki regions of the North Island and the West Coast, Otago and Southland regions of the South Island.