1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Sep 2009  
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MINERAL PRODUCTION

  • In original terms, production of diamonds fell by 87% in the June quarter 2009, following a 16% fall in the previous quarter. Diamond production in the June quarter 2009 was down by 81% compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
  • Production of bauxite decreased marginally (-1.9%) in the June quarter 2009, following a small decrease (-1.6%) in the March quarter. Production levels were slightly lower (-0.6%) than in the same quarter of the previous year.
  • The quantity of iron ore produced in the June quarter 2009 was 24% higher than in the previous quarter and 12% higher than in the June quarter 2008.

2 Mineral Production(a): original

Selected minerals
Diamonds
Iron ore(b)
Bauxite
Reference period
'000 carats
'000 tonnes
'000 tonnes

2008
June
3 126
85 949
10 409
2009
March
4 579
77 503
10 544
June
583
96 090
10 343

(a) Latest figures are preliminary and subject to revision.
(b) For use in iron and steel making.
Source: ABARE, Australian Mineral Statistics; ABS data available on request, Manufacturing Production, Australia, cat. no. 8301.0.55.001.


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