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1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Mar 2009  
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MINERALS

Private mineral and petroleum exploration, Actual and expected

Minerals (other than petroleum)
Petroleum
Period
Copper,
lead,
zinc,
silver,
nickel
and
cobalt
Gold
Uranium
Coal
Diamonds
Other
Total
Onshore
Offshore
Total

Annual - actual original ($ million)

2005-06
356.6
399.7
56.1
166.4
22.6
239.4
1 240.7
355.8
906.1
1 262.0
2006-07
555.0
455.8
114.1
193.3
26.9
369.6
1 714.6
498.2
1 727.3
2 225.5
2007-08
783.4
592.7
231.6
234.8
21.7
597.3
2 461.4
493.8
2 541.1
3 034.9

Quarterly - actual original ($ million)

2006-2007
September
118.8
104.3
24.7
50.5
8.6
87.7
394.6
107.8
380.8
488.6
December
130.4
125.0
27.6
60.0
10.2
95.1
448.2
144.5
400.0
544.5
March
125.3
103.6
24.3
38.8
3.3
74.1
369.3
110.3
350.0
460.3
June
180.5
123.0
37.5
43.9
4.8
112.6
502.5
135.6
596.5
732.1
2007-2008
September
189.0
129.6
50.0
50.1
5.0
139.6
563.4
113.4
584.9
698.3
December
207.6
146.7
69.6
59.8
5.3
136.8
625.9
159.8
610.2
770.0
March
167.8
142.4
49.2
54.1
6.1
124.3
544.0
94.6
614.8
709.4
June
219.0
173.9
62.7
70.8
5.3
196.5
728.1
126.0
731.2
857.2
2008-2009
September
209.0
133.2
56.7
68.5
2.4
218.0
687.7
120.4
660.9
781.3

Expected expenditure reported 6 months before ($ million)

2005-2006
Jun half
np
np
np
np
np
np
584.1
243.6
369.9
613.6
2006-2007
Dec half
np
np
np
np
np
np
793.6
249.9
624.6
874.5
Jun half
np
np
np
np
np
np
937.3
186.9
917.7
1 104.6
2007-2008
Dec half
np
np
np
np
np
np
1 187.6
257.5
1 267.3
1 524.8
Jun half
np
np
np
np
np
np
1 260.6
204.4
1 558.7
1 763.1
2008-2009
Dec half
np
np
np
np
np
np
1 625.6
248.8
1 327.2
1 576.0

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
Source: Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Australia, (cat. no. 8412.0)

Production of selected minerals

Metallic content(a)
Bauxite
Black coal
Diam-
onds
Iron ore
Mang-
anese ore
Natural gas(b)
Crude oil(c)
Uran-
ium
Copper
Gold
Lead
Nickel
Tin
Zinc
Period
'000 tonnes
Mt
'000 carats
Mt
'000 tonnes
Mm3
Mega litres
oxide tonnes
'000 tonnes
tonnes
'000 tonnes
'000 tonnes
tonnes
'000 tonnes

Annual

2005-06
60 874
307.2
25 354
263.8
4 088
38 016
24 315
9 974
936
248
762
186
1 805
1 380
2006-07
62 684
323.9
24 632
287.7
5 071
39 331
28 809
9 594
859
249
642
191
2 061
1 375
2007-08
63 131
324.8
16 528
324.7
5 436
39 283
25 789
10 151
863
227
641
190
1 631
1 571

Quarterly

2006-2007
September
15 986
81.3
8 393
72.1
1 253
10 275
7 665
2 127
216
62
167
47
262
324
December
15 789
83.4
8 132
72.5
1 251
9 812
7 297
2 715
210
65
152
51
656
352
March
15 288
77.3
3 582
67.3
1 229
9 059
6 558
2 081
220
61
166
47
586
324
June
15 621
82.0
4 524
75.8
1 345
10 184
7 151
2 670
213
62
157
47
558
375
2007-2008
September
15 426
85.1
4 980
74.2
1 355
10 681
6 779
2 473
200
60
158
44
391
392
December
16 063
80.1
6 145
81.7
1 360
10 031
6 489
2 921
238
62
160
47
536
423
March
15 905
73.7
2 277
79.9
1 254
8 989
5 923
2 510
205
52
169
49
483
365
June
16 069
84.9
3 126
88.8
1 468
9 582
6 598
2 247
219
54
154
50
221
391
2008-2009
September
15 781
93.9
4 839
93.7
1 233
9 631
6 740
2 649
234
55
157
53
207
376

(a) Total metallic content of minerals produced.
(b) Includes naturally occuring LPG.
(c) Stabilised (includes condensate).
Source: Quarterly Mineral Statistics - Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics, ABARE.






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