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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/02/2007   
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Contents >> Mining >> Metal and mineral exports

The value of Tasmania's metal and mineral exports was $842.8m in 2003-04, a 9.9% decrease from 1999-00. Exports of non-ferrous metals accounted for 29.7% of the value of Tasmania's exports in 2003-04, while exports of metalliferous ores and metal scrap accounted for another 6.3%.

Zinc continued to be Tasmania's most valuable commodity export in 2003-04 at $345m, despite dropping 16.3% in export earnings in a year. Zinc is produced from ores and concentrates from the Pasminco mines at Rosebery, and also from concentrates imported to Tasmania from mainland states.

Aluminium exports totalled $337m in 2003-04, an increase of 1.1% from 2002-03. Aluminium is manufactured in Tasmania from ores and concentrates imported from mainland states and overseas.

METAL AND MINERAL EXPORTS, Tasmania
1999-2000
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
Commodity(a)
$’000
$’000
$’000
$’000
$’000

Non-ferrous metals
    Copper
3,254
4,074
4,033
4,663
6,159
    Aluminium
302,967
372,292
363,360
333,586
337,178
    Zinc
375,417
416,746
394,163
412,361
345,110
    Tin
94
-
-
52
97
    Miscellaneous non-ferrous base metals employed in metallurgy, and cermets
171
173
460
448
685
    Total
681,903
793,286
762,015
751,109
689,228
Metalliferous ores and metal scrap
    Iron ore and concentrates
52,224
57,336
49,550
41,651
37,248
    Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting ingots of iron or steel
2,973
4,985
1,863
2,031
3,550
    Copper ores and concentrates; copper mattes, cement copper
67,059
92,453
82,451
83,985
89,080
    Lead ores and concentrates
18,137
3,539
-
920
4,553
    Zinc ores and concentrates
29,493
-
68
2,829
1,585
    Tin ores and concentrates
68,751
73,642
45,760
31,966
-
    Manganese ores & conc (incl. those of manganiferous iron with a manganese content of 20% or more by dry wt)
-
4,641
321
-
4,226
    Tungsten (or wolfram) ores and concentrates
-
293
-
-
-
    Ash and residues containing metals or metallic compounds (excl. ash from iron and steel manufacture)
25
1,200
3,150
-
-
    Copper waste and scrap
521
846
828
385
1,490
    Aluminium waste and scrap
3,104
3,431
4,283
3,477
3,129
    Lead waste and scrap
296
-
-
-
-
    Total
242,584
242,366
188,273
167,244
144,861
Iron and steel
10,216
4,209
2,894
2,911
8,370
Crude fertilisers (excl. those of Division 56) and crude minerals (excl. coal, petroleum and precious stones)
454
852
3,716
4,486
145
Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials
295
300
461
1,029
225
Gas, natural and manufactured
2
-
-
-
-

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) The sum of the components may differ from the total due to the effects of rounding.
Source: ABS data available on request, International Trade database.



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