Australian Bureau of Statistics
8412.0 - Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Australia, Sep 2005
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Mineral Exploration, Seasonally adjusted and trend series
The largest increases this quarter were in Queensland (up $1.9m or 4.4%) and South Australia (up $1.9m or 9.5%). Most states showed increasing expenditure levels this quarter, with only Western Australia showing a decrease of 0.6%.
Mineral Exploration, Original series
MINERAL EXPLORATION (OTHER THAN FOR PETROLEUM)
In seasonally adjusted terms, total metres drilled increased by 4.8% in the September quarter 2005. In original terms total metres drilled rose by 2.9%, due to an increase in drilling in areas of existing deposits (up by 6.5%). Drilling in areas of new deposits fell by 2.0%.
Metres Drilled, Original Series
Expenditure on petroleum exploration for the September quarter 2005 increased by $3.5m (1.3%) to $282.0m.
Petroleum Exploration, Original series
Petroleum exploration expenditure movements varied across the states this quarter. South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory increased, while all other states showed decreases. Victoria had the largest fall of $16.3m (41.8%). South Australia recorded the largest increase of $15.5m (109.9%).
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