Australian Bureau of Statistics
1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Dec 2007
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/01/2008
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In original terms, Western Australia's mineral exploration expenditure rose 54.2% ($103 million) through the year to September quarter 2007, mainly due to increased exploration of iron ore (up $38 million or 57.4%) and nickel, cobalt (up $30 million or 95.5%). Other notable increases were in gold (up $12 million or 18.2%), silver, lead, zinc (up $8 million or 88.5%) and copper (up $6 million or 135.6%). Petroleum exploration expenditure (original) in Western Australia rose 88.5% ($257 million) to $547 million through the year to September quarter 2007.
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