Australian Bureau of Statistics
1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Mar 2008
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/04/2008
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In original terms, Western Australia's mineral exploration expenditure grew 44.4% ($97 million) through the year to December quarter 2007. All of the major minerals showed growth over this period, with nickel and cobalt (up $42 million or 114.3%) having the largest increase. Iron ore (up $23 million or 32.4%), silver, lead and zinc (up $11 million or 123.9%), gold (up $8 million or 10.3%) and copper (up $4 million or 87.5%) recorded growth through the year to December quarter 2007.
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This page last updated 15 July 2008