Australian Bureau of Statistics
1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Jun 2007
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/07/2007
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In original terms, Western Australia's mineral exploration expenditure rose 48.1% ($58 million) to $180 million through the year to March quarter 2007. Growth was recorded across all major minerals, with the largest increases in iron ore (up $19 million or 60.0%), nickel, cobalt (up $18 million or 89.8%) and gold (up $10 million or 18.6%). Increases in mineral exploration activity have coincided with rising world commodity prices over the 12 months to March 2007, especially for nickel (up 211.0%) and gold (up 17.6%). The state's petroleum exploration expenditure more than doubled to $320 million through the year to March quarter 2007 (up 133.2% or $183 million).
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