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Contents >> Mining >> Minerals processing and treatment

As few minerals can be directly used in the form in which they are mined, most minerals undergo processing and treatment before use.

Table 18.20 shows the production of the main manufactured products of mineral origin.


18.20 PRODUCTION OF PRINCIPAL MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS OF MINERAL ORIGIN

Units
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-2000
2000-01

METALS

Non-ferrous
Alumina
’000 t
13,252
13,581
14,207
15,037
16,098
Refined aluminium
’000 t
1,395
1,589
1,686
1,742
1,788
Refined copper(a)
’000 t
305
284
306
477
517
Lead bullion(b)
’000 t
191
171
157
165
153
Refined lead
’000 t
202
185
199
233
215
Refined zinc
’000 t
319
304
323
405
534
Refined tin(a)
t
570
650
595
600
1,039
Ferrous
Pig iron
’000 t
7,545
7,928
7,513
n.a.
n.a.
Iron and steel(a)
Mt
n.a.
n.a.
8,549
8,053
8,105
Precious
Refined gold
t
326
348
419
383
361
Refined silver
t
339
227
410
543
532

FUELS

Petroleum products
Diesel automotive oil
ML
12,968
13,183
12,968
12,737
13,212
Industrial and marine fuel
ML
45
48
32
60
98
Fuel oil
ML
1,795
1,662
1,634
1,839
1,951
Petrol
ML
18,084
18,589
18,705
18,652
17,887

BUILDING MATERIALS

Clay bricks
m
1,467
1,532
1,594
1,735
1,448
Portland cement
’000 t
6,701
7,235
7,704
7,937
6,821

CHEMICALS

Superphosphate
’000 t
1,511
1,819
1,464
1,429
1,379

(a) ABARE estimate.
(b) Metallic content.

Source: Manufacturing Production, Australia (8301.0); ABARE, ‘Australian Mineral Statistics’.


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