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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 >> Value of mining production

The value of minerals produced from Tasmanian mines in 2003-04 was $545.5m, an increase of 15.2% on the previous year. The main reason for this growth was increased demand for base metals due to growth of China’s economy.

Production of metallic minerals accounted for 84.8% of production in 2003-04.

VALUE OF MINING PRODUCTION(a), Tasmania

2002-03
2003-04
$m
$m

Metallic minerals
404.8
462.8
Non-metallic and fuel minerals
41.4
48.6
Construction materials
27.2
34.0
Total
473.4
545.5


(a) Minor discrepancies may occur between the sum of the individual components and totals due to rounding.
Source: Mineral Resources Tasmania, Annual Review 2003-04.


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