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1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, 2010  
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MINERAL PRODUCTION
MINERAL PRODUCTION, Selected minerals(a): Original - Western Australia

Diamonds
Iron ore(b)
Bauxite
Period
'000 carats
'000 tonnes
'000 tonnes

2009
September
2 333
103 517
10 642
2010
June
2 669
101 703
10 655
September
2 471
106 146
10 801

(a) Latest figures are preliminary and subject to revision.
(b) For use in iron and steel making.
Sources: ABARE-BRS, Australian Mineral Statistics.

  • In original terms, the quantity of diamond production decreased by 7% in the September quarter 2010, but was 6% higher than in the September quarter 2009.
  • The quantity of iron ore produced in the September quarter 2010 was 2.5% higher than in the corresponding quarter of 2009.
  • Production of bauxite has remained fairly steady in recent times, with the September quarter 2010 production level only 1.5% higher than one year before.


Statistics on mineral production for WA can be found on the latest releases page of the ABARE-BRS website Australian Mineral Statistics, September Quarter 2010.
Other resource statistics can be found on the Department of Mines and Petroleum website.

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