Fraser Survey

Fraser Institute Survey of Mining

As explained elsewhere on this site, the Fraser Survey of Mining Companies is a very useful tool to determine country/jurisdictional risk, as it is by far the most comprehensive of its kind. For your convenience, I put the Policy Perception Index (PPI), the most important index for country/jurisdictional risk, in an Excel spreadsheet which is shown here, and can be downloaded here.

My spreadsheet may contain differences from the Fraser Institute document, due to non-intentional erroneous copy-pasting by my side, so please check the data yourself at the source. Please note that the most recent Survey always handles last year.

Table 2: Policy Perception Index
ScoreRank
2017201620152014201320172016201520142013
United StatesAlaska76,8585,4284,8975,7080,9929/9123/10423/10938/12229/112
CanadaAlberta84,4283,8992,2493,9597,1516/9128/1047/1097/1223 /112
United StatesArizona85,2890,6487,8884,4888,7814/9114/10416/10918/12214/112
Latin AmericaBolivia40,4542,1636,4029,3422,2783/9187/10495/109115/122110/112
AfricaBotswana*82,8491,7988,2990,2689,0521/9112/10414/10914/12212/112
Latin AmericaBrazil55,6664,9756,5759,1763,6566/9164/10469/10977/12265/112
CanadaBritish Columbia73,8076,5775,2870,1878,0736/9141/10441/10954/12242/112
AfricaBurkina Faso62,8472,3771,9075,5078,2255/9151/10444/10939/12240/112
United StatesCalifornia59,6157,0463,4860,3662,5761/9174/10459/10973/12268/112
ArgentinaCatamarca*70,5059,2844,3560,3548,2440/9173/10485/10974/12292/112
Latin AmericaChile80,5578,6883,5083,1685,8925/9135/10426/10922/12221/112
AsiaChina*37,4659,7146,2242,7352,3086/9171/10482/109102/12285/112
ArgentinaChubut*26,3431,7925,1334,8637,2690/9198/104105/109109/122104/112
Latin AmericaColombia44,8045,6853,7557,2350,5379/9186/10470/10981/12287/112
United StatesColorado74,8773,0278,0679,5778,2035/9147/10436/10929/12241/112
AfricaDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC)35,0360,5842,7440,9533,4387/9170/10487/109105/122107/112
Latin AmericaDominican Republic*61,6662,0465,5550,9960,3557/9168/10457/10991/12270/112
Latin AmericaEcuador42,1834,2843,4127,3623,5482/9195/10486/109118/122108/112
AfricaEthiopia*57,3153,2970,2751,8962,5664/9179/10448/10987/12269/112
OceaniaFiji73,0773,5769,0671,2664,2237/9144/10453/10953/12263/112
EuropeFinland98,8497,6494,8398,7496,812/914/1045/1092/1226/112
Latin AmericaFrench Guiana58,9179,6452,3958,7967,0862/9134/10474/10978/12257/112
AfricaGhana64,4281,7669,0974,9377,6051/9131/10452/10942/12243/112
EuropeGreenland63,0765,1483,5879,9486,4854/9163/10425/10928/12219/112
Latin AmericaGuatemala29,8940,5946,0947,7948,3588/9189/10483/10998/12291/112
Latin AmericaGuyana*61,7672,4459,7671,4564,4056/9150/10467/10952/12262/112
United StatesIdaho84,5290,8686,1083,3285,6415/9113/10419/10921/12222/112
OceaniaIndonesia39,9229,9340,4134,6035,9084/9199/10491/109110/122106/112
EuropeIreland, Republic of100,00100,00100,00100,00100,001/911/1041/1091/1221/112
AfricaIvory Coast*55,3577,3362,8465,8758,4067/9140/10460/10964/12274/112
ArgentinaJujuy*54,7537,0742,6854,3160,2969/9193/10488/10982/12271/112
AsiaKazakhstan*60,9138,7770,0046,0957,3859/9190/10450/109100/12276/112
AfricaKenya*56,8655,4046,0853,6159,5465/9176/10484/10985/12272/112
ArgentinaLa Rioja*52,6637,9622,1537,4039,9973/9192/104107/109108/122101/112
AfricaMali66,8665,4860,8665,7657,2146/9161/10465/10965/12277/112
CanadaManitoba78,7696,6288,9088,8482,8927/916/10413/10915/12226/112
ArgentinaMendoza43,2234,2335,5627,7243,2480/9196/10498/109117/12298/112
Latin AmericaMexico65,1369,9771,1472,9071,5049/9153/10447/10950/12250/112
United StatesMichigan*89,1890,4987,7580,6086,577/9115/10418/10927/12218/112
United StatesMinnesota*76,7778,3182,3080,7287,6730/9137/10428/10926/12217/112
AsiaMongolia*54,2328,0836,8528,5544,0270/91101/10494/109116/12295/112
United StatesMontana66,0671,1677,5873,6378,7847/9152/10437/10946/12236/112
AfricaMorocco*65,88**84,2782,13**48/91**24/10924/122**
AfricaMozambique*51,9659,6651,7257,2757,5874/9172/10479/10980/12275/112
AfricaNamibia71,1177,7780,7084,4481,5239/9138/10429/10919/12227/112
ArgentinaNeuquen*74,9950,3325,4349,0549,3234/9181/104104/10995/12288/112
United StatesNevada90,5097,6494,0791,9595,975/915/1046/10910/1227/112
CanadaNew Brunswick86,4794,2191,2795,8596,9313/918/1049/1093/1225/112
United StatesNew Mexico82,6181,8977,3779,2579,3723/9130/10438/10931/12232/112
AustraliaNew South Wales63,2163,9169,1275,0178,4953/9166/10451/10941/12237/112
OceaniaNew Zealand64,4377,5179,8377,4583,2650/9139/10430/10935/12225/112
CanadaNewfoundland & Labrador87,4689,0188,2494,1792,7510/9118/10415/1096/1229/112
Latin AmericaNicaragua*55,2468,8153,6468,2063,3368/9157/10471/10959/12266/112
EuropeNorthern Ireland89,5692,97******6/9110/104******
AustraliaNorthern Territory75,3185,7085,1582,7286,2233/9122/10421/10923/12220/112
CanadaNorthwest Territories69,3772,7764,4673,3374,0342/9148/10458/10947/12247/112
EuropeNorway77,7588,9889,1990,4788,8828/9119/10412/10913/12213/112
CanadaNova Scotia82,2891,9987,8593,6888,2024/9111/10417/1098/12216/112
CanadaNunavut67,5868,8068,8572,0775,9044/9158/10454/10951/12246/112
CanadaOntario82,9684,6979,4876,1279,3020/9126/10431/10936/12233/112
Latin AmericaPanama*49,1447,3757,7267,3271,2376/9185/10468/10961/12251/112
OceaniaPapua New Guinea47,2747,9951,9649,8143,3777/9183/10477/10993/12296/112
Latin AmericaPeru68,9969,5466,8068,3765,2943/9154/10455/10958/12260/112
OceaniaPhilippines*38,2928,6841,4833,4642,4185/91100/10489/109113/12299/112
EuropePortugal*87,0190,3089,5691,7885,4811/9116/10410/10911/12223/112
CanadaQuebec87,4789,8285,0283,7878,379/9117/10422/10920/12239/112
AustraliaQueensland75,7878,5079,1978,1081,4031/9136/10432/10933/12228/112
EuropeRomania*49,7855,7152,7448,4437,7075/9175/10473/10996/122103/112
EuropeRussia*60,4464,2252,1548,3648,6760/9165/10475/10997/12290/112
ArgentinaSalta*71,8983,1362,3073,2868,0838/9129/10462/10948/12255/112
ArgentinaSan Juan66,9673,5053,6167,9458,9145/9146/10472/10960/12273/112
ArgentinaSanta Cruz61,3862,0040,8642,0247,7858/9169/10490/109103/12294/112
CanadaSaskatchewan91,8198,8795,1095,6792,433/912/1044/1095/12210/112
EuropeSerbia*83,3681,3583,0177,8476,8119/9133/10427/10934/12245/112
AfricaSouth Africa42,6647,5051,9154,2456,8581/9184/10478/10983/12278/112
AustraliaSouth Australia80,3987,0585,5086,7888,3026/9121/10420/10917/12215/112
EuropeSpain*83,3985,1878,2974,3680,0018/9124/10435/10945/12230/112
Latin AmericaSuriname*57,87****66,6564,5063/91****63/12261/112
EuropeSweden91,1198,1596,4595,7499,654/913/1043/1094/1222/112
AfricaTanzania45,1166,1362,1269,5662,6778/9159/10463/10956/12267/112
AustraliaTasmania75,6581,5178,3473,0878,9932/9132/10434/10949/12234/112
EuropeTurkey52,7454,6171,4669,7876,8572/9178/10445/10955/12244/112
United StatesUtah86,7388,0989,4788,2090,0812/9120/10411/10916/12211/112
Latin AmericaVenezuela0,000,000,000,000,0091/91104/104109/109122/122112/112
AustraliaVictoria63,9373,8072,9176,0979,6452/9142/10443/10937/12231/112
United StatesWashington69,7163,1375,3262,4369,4841/9167/10440/10970/12254/112
AustraliaWestern Australia83,5193,2091,5390,8394,1917/919/1048/10912/1228/112
United StatesWyoming*87,5594,4097,0993,3596,958/917/1042/1099/1224/112
CanadaYukon82,6984,8176,6678,7085,1322/9125/10439/10932/12224/112
AfricaZambia53,3473,6162,6975,2872,3371/9143/10461/10940/12249/112
AfricaZimbabwe29,5418,0624,6713,6817,7189/91102/104106/109121/122111/112