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1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, May 2009  
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MINERALS

Private mineral and petroleum exploration, Actual and expected

Minerals (other than petroleum)
Petroleum
Period
Copper,
lead,
zinc,
silver,
nickel
and
cobalt
Gold
Uranium
Coal
Diamonds
Other
Total
Onshore
Offshore
Total

Annual - actual original ($ million)

2005-06
356.6
399.7
56.1
166.4
22.6
239.4
1 240.7
355.8
906.1
1 262.0
2006-07
555.0
455.8
114.1
193.3
26.9
369.6
1 714.6
498.2
1 727.3
2 225.5
2007-08
783.4
592.7
231.6
234.8
21.7
597.3
2 461.4
493.8
2 541.1
3 034.9

Quarterly - actual original ($ million)

2006-2007
December
130.4
125.0
27.6
60.0
10.2
95.1
448.2
144.5
400.0
544.5
March
125.3
103.6
24.3
38.8
3.3
74.1
369.3
110.3
350.0
460.3
June
180.5
123.0
37.5
43.9
4.8
112.6
502.5
135.6
596.5
732.1
2007-2008
September
189.0
129.6
50.0
50.1
5.0
139.6
563.4
113.4
584.9
698.3
December
207.6
146.7
69.6
59.8
5.3
136.8
625.9
159.8
610.2
770.0
March
167.8
142.4
49.2
54.1
6.1
124.3
544.0
94.6
614.8
709.4
June
219.0
173.9
62.7
70.8
5.3
196.5
728.1
126.0
731.2
857.2
2008-2009
September
209.0
133.2
56.7
68.5
2.4
218.0
687.7
120.4
660.9
781.3
December
154.4
120.4
51.9
82.9
3.5
235.2
648.5
135.8
877.6
1 013.4

Expected expenditure reported 6 months before ($ million)

2006-2007
Dec half
np
np
np
np
np
np
793.6
249.9
624.6
874.5
Jun half
np
np
np
np
np
np
937.3
186.9
917.7
1 104.6
2007-2008
Dec half
np
np
np
np
np
np
1 187.6
257.5
1 267.3
1 524.8
Jun half
np
np
np
np
np
np
1 260.6
204.4
1 558.7
1 763.1
2008-2009
Dec half
np
np
np
np
np
np
1 625.6
248.8
1 327.2
1 576.0
Jun half
np
np
np
np
np
np
918.9
248.3
1 336.2
1 584.5

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
Source: Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Australia, (cat. no. 8412.0)

Production of selected minerals

Metallic content(a)
Bauxite
Black coal
Diam-
onds
Iron ore
Mang-
anese ore
Natural gas(b)
Crude oil(c)
Uran-
ium
Copper
Gold
Lead
Nickel
Tin
Zinc
Period
'000 tonnes
Mt
'000 carats
Mt
'000 tonnes
Mm3
Mega litres
oxide tonnes
'000 tonnes
tonnes
'000 tonnes
'000 tonnes
tonnes
'000 tonnes

Annual

2005-06
60 874
307.2
25 354
263.8
4 088
38 016
24 315
9 974
936
248
762
186
1 805
1 380
2006-07
62 684
325.2
24 632
287.7
5 071
39 331
28 555
9 594
859
251
642
191
2 061
1 375
2007-08
63 463
326.8
16 528
324.7
5 436
39 283
25 537
10 101
863
228
641
190
1 631
1 571

Quarterly

2006-2007
December
15 789
83.4
8 132
72.5
1 251
9 812
7 297
2 715
210
65
152
51
656
352
March
15 288
77.3
3 582
67.3
1 229
9 059
6 558
2 081
220
61
166
47
586
324
June
15 621
82.0
4 524
75.8
1 345
10 184
7 151
2 670
213
62
157
47
558
375
2007-2008
September
15 426
86.4
4 980
74.2
1 355
10 681
6 779
2 473
200
61
158
44
391
392
December
16 063
80.0
6 145
81.7
1 360
10 031
6 489
2 921
238
63
160
47
536
423
March
15 905
73.6
2 277
79.9
1 254
8 989
5 923
2 485
205
51
169
49
483
365
June
16 069
86.8
3 126
88.8
1 468
9 582
6 598
2 222
219
54
154
50
221
391
2008-2009
September
15 781
82.1
4 839
92.9
1 233
9 631
6 839
2 624
235
55
157
53
192
370
December
16 034
86.4
5 428
79.4
883
10 054
7 368
2 659
226
55
165
49
887
393

(a) Total metallic content of minerals produced.
(b) Includes naturally occuring LPG.
(c) Stabilised (includes condensate).
Source: Quarterly Mineral Statistics - Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics, ABARE.






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