The value of minerals produced from Tasmanian mines in 2003-04 was $545.5m, an increase of 15.2% on the previous year. The main reason for this growth was increased demand for base metals due to growth of China’s economy.
Production of metallic minerals accounted for 84.8% of production in 2003-04.
VALUE OF MINING PRODUCTION(a), Tasmania
|Metallic minerals |
|Non-metallic and fuel minerals |
|Construction materials |
(a) Minor discrepancies may occur between the sum of the individual components and totals due to rounding.
Source: Mineral Resources Tasmania, Annual Review 2003-04.