8415.0 - Mining Operations, Australia, 2014-15 Quality Declaration 
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EXPLORATION AND OTHER MINING SUPPORT SERVICES 2014-15


KEY DATA

2013-14
2014-15
2013-14 to
2014-15
%

Employment at end June
no.
43 575
35 179
-19.3
Wages and salaries
$m
4 864
4 767
-2.0
Sales and service income
$m
17 080
16 349
-4.3
Total income
$m
18 456
14 855
-19.5
Total expenses
$m
18 946
17 972
-5.1
Operating profit before tax (OPBT)
$m
-402
-3 132
-879.1
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA)
$m
*918
**463
-49.6
Industry value added (IVA)
$m
7 543
7 050
-6.5

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
Source: Mining Operations, Australia (cat. no. 8415.0)


Mining support services and exploration businesses declined across all key performance indicators in 2014-15. Contraction across the Mining industry and falling prices for major commodities resulted in reduced demand for Exploration and other mining support services .

Total capital expenditure continued to decline for the Exploration and other mining support services industry, decreasing to $2.6b in 2014-15.


Graph Image for Exploration and other mining support services, 2006-07 onwards

Footnote(s): (a) Includes rent, leasing and hiring income. (b) Includes capitalised wages and salaries, salary sacrificed amounts and other remuneration; excludes the drawings of working proprietors. (c) Includes working proprietors and partners of unincorporated businesses.

Source(s): Australian Industry (cat. no. 8155.0)