Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2003
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In 2001-02, 10,509 PJ of total energy production in Australia were exported (table 15.9). The largest contributors were black coal (51% of total energy exports) and uranium (33%). Crude oil and natural gas contributed 8% and 4%, respectively. Total energy exports (primary plus secondary) increased by 65% between 1993-94 and 2001-02. Among primary exports, uranium increased sharply (by 84%) and exports of black coal increased by 53% over this period.
Table 15.11 shows that the large volumes of exported energy products contributed significantly to Australia's export earnings. The export of energy products contributed about 21% towards Australia's total export earnings in 2001-02, up from 18% in 1993-94. Black coal accounts for by far the largest share of the total value of energy exports (52.2%), followed by crude oil (25.2%) and liquid natural gas (10.3%). Uranium contributes only 1.4% of the total value of energy exports. Imports of energy products (mainly crude oil) made up only 7.5% of the total value of imports in 2001-02. It is important to emphasise that although the quantity of energy exports (by energy yield) has increased by 65% from 1993-94 to 2001-02, the value of energy exports increased by 126%, a key factor of which is the decline of the Australian dollar relative to the US dollar, decreasing by 28% in value from US$0.73 in 1993-94 to US$0.52 by 2001-02.
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