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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002  
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Contents >> Mining >> Minerals processing and treatment

As few minerals can be directly used in the form in which they are mined, most minerals undergo processing and treatment before use.

Table 18.4 shows the production of the main manufactured products of mineral origin.


18.4 PRODUCTION OF PRINCIPAL MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS OF MINERAL ORIGIN

Units
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-2000

METALS

Non-ferrous
- Alumina
’000 t
13,293
13,252
13,581
14,207
15,037
- Refined aluminium
’000 t
1,331
1,395
1,589
1,686
1,742
- Refined copper
’000 t
300
305
284
306
477
- Lead bullion(a)
’000 t
181
191
171
157
165
- Refined lead
’000 t
224
202
185
199
233
- Refined zinc
’000 t
330
319
304
323
405
- Refined tin
t
550
570
650
595
600
Ferrous
- Pig iron
’000 t
7,554
7,545
7,928
7,513
n.a.
- Iron and Steel
Mt
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
8,549
8,053
Precious
- Refined gold
t
318
326
348
419
383
- Refined silver
t
350
339
227
410
543

FUELS

Petroleum products
- Diesel automotive oil
ML
12,202
12,968
13,183
12,968
12,737
- Industrial and marine fuel
ML
78
45
48
32
60
- Fuel oil
ML
1,998
1,795
1,662
1,634
1,839
- Petrol
ML
18,358
18,084
18,589
18,705
18,652

BUILDING MATERIALS

Clay bricks
m
1,455
1,467
1,532
1,594
1,735
Portland cement
’000 t
6,397
6,701
7,235
7,704
7,937

CHEMICALS

Superphosphate
’000 t
1,697
1,511
1,819
1,464
1,429

(a) Metallic content.

Source: Australian Mineral Statistics (ABARE); Manufacturing Production, Australia (8301.0).


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