The major industries of Quebec are farming, lumbering, and fur trapping. Farming yields more than two billion dollars annually. Most of this money is from the sale of livestock and livestock products and the sale of crops. There are approximately 38.100 farms in Quebec. Dairying is the leading agricultural activity. Other areas are the production of hogs, poultry, beef cattle, and eggs. The lead crops are corn, potatoes, hay, oats, wheat, sugar beets, tobacco, apples, strawberries, and blueberries.
Forestry is a major industry in Quebec. Approximately 39.9 million cu m (some 1.4 billion cu. ft.) of wood is harvested annually. Fishing is a small industry and fisherman primarily fish for cod, herring, redfish, lobster, crab, and shrimp.
Fur production declined in the 1980's but some animals that are trapped are beaver, marten, muskrat, otter, fox, and seal.
Mining is a major industry. Metallic minerals are the major item mined. Following this, is iron-ore, gold, copper, and zinc.