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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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Contents >> Mining >> Metal and mineral exports

The value of Tasmania's metal and mineral exports exceeded $1,000m in 2000-01. Exports of non-ferrous metals accounted for 32.6% of the value of Tasmania's exports in 2000-01, while exports of metalliferous ores and metal scrap accounted for another 10.0%

Zinc continued to be Tasmania's most valuable commodity export in 2000-01, at $417m, an increase of 11.0% from 1999-2000. Zinc is produced from ores and concentrates from the Pasminco mines at Rosebery, and also from concentrates imported to Tasmania from mainland States.

Aluminium exports totalled $372m in 2000-01, an increase of 22.9% from 1999-2000. Aluminium is manufactured in Tasmania from ores and concentrates imported from mainland States and overseas.

METAL AND MINERAL EXPORTS, Tasmania

1999-2000
2000-01
Change
Commodity(a)
$’000
$’000
%

Non-ferrous metals
Copper
3,254
4,074
25.2
Aluminium
302,967
372,292
22.9
Zinc
375,417
416,746
11.0
Tin
94
-
. .
Miscellaneous non-ferrous base metals employed in metallurgy, and cermets
171
173
1.4
Total
681,903
793,286
16.3

Metalliferous ores and metal scrap
Iron ore and concentrates
52,224
57,336
9.8
Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting ingots of iron or steel
2,973
4,985
67.7
Copper ores and concentrates; copper mattes, cement copper
67,059
92,453
37.9
Lead ores and concentrates
18,137
3,539
-80.5
Zinc ores and concentrates
29,493
-
. .
Tin ores and concentrates
68,751
73,642
7.1
Manganese ores & conc (incl. those of manganiferous iron with a manganese content of 20% or more by dry wt)
-
4,641
. .
Tungsten (or wolfram) ores and concentrates
-
293
. .
Ash and residues containing metals or metallic compounds (excl. ash from iron and steel manufacture)
25
1,200
. .
Copper waste and scrap
521
846
62.3
Aluminium waste and scrap
3,104
3,431
10.5
Lead waste and scrap
296
-
. .
Total
242,584
242,366
-0.1

Iron and steel
10,216
4,209
-58.8
Crude fertilisers (excl. those of Division 56) and crude minerals (excl. coal, petroleum and precious stones)
454
852
87.7
Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials
295
300
1.9
Gas, natural and manufactured
2
-
. .

- nil or rounded to zero
. . not applicable

Source: ABS data available on request, International Trade database.



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