Australian Bureau of Statistics
8412.0 - Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Australia, Jun 2005
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Mineral Exploration, Seasonally adjusted and trend series
Western Australia had the largest increase this quarter (of $5.3m or 3.4%). Most states showed stable or increasing expenditure levels this quarter, with only Queensland showing a decrease of 2.4%.
Mineral Exploration Expenditure, Original series
MINERAL EXPLORATION (OTHER THAN FOR PETROLEUM)
In seasonally adjusted terms, total metres drilled decreased by 9.4% in the June quarter 2005. In original terms total metres drilled rose by 24.6%, due to an increase in drilling in both areas of new deposits (up by 40.7%) and areas of existing deposits (up by 14.9%).
Metres Drilled, Original Series
PETROLEUM EXPLORATION EXPENDITURE
Expenditure on petroleum exploration for the June quarter 2005 increased by $9.3m (3.5%) to $278.5m.
Petroleum Exploration Expenditure, Original series
Petroleum exploration expenditure varied across the states this quarter. Victoria and Western Australia decreased, while Queensland, South Australia and Northern Territory showed increases. Western Australia had the largest fall of $24.9m (16.1%). Northern Territory recorded the largest increase of $39.0m (217.9%).
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