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Mineral and Energy Accounts


Environment and Energy Statistics Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10

Telephone: 02 6252 7533
Facsimile: 02 6252 5335
Email: environment@abs.gov.au
Internet: www.abs.gov.au


The purpose of a physical environment account is to measure the stock of resources, flow of resources through the economy as commodities and the release of waste and pollutants which result from the economic use of these resources.


The Mineral and Energy Accounts are physical environment accounts which track the use of minerals or energy through the economy.

Method of collection

The Mineral and Energy Accounts are compiled from a wide range of statistics from sources both internal and external to the ABS. These include ABARE and AGSO (for mineral and petroleum resources). The methodology used to produce the Accounts is based on guidelines in the United Nations' System of National Accounts 1993 (SNA93), and its complement System for Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting.

Data detail

  • Mineral and energy stock levels
  • Mineral volume change tables
  • Supply of minerals and energy including imports and production data
  • Use of minerals and energy as intermediate consumption by industry or as final demand by households, government and exports
  • Output of related waste products by industry and industry sectors including greenhouse gas emissions

    Geographic coverage

    All data items are available for Australia only, except for:

  • Stock levels of selected minerals from 1985 to 1996 in the Mineral Account are available by State and Territory
  • Volume change tables are available for minerals by State and Territory and identified petroleum resources and undiscovered petroleum resources by petroleum basin

    Frequency of data availability

    At present these accounts are produced irregularly. The next Energy Account will be a revised edition of its predecessor in order to align this account with the format of the Australian System of National Accounts i.e. stocks and stock volume change tables and input-output flow tables will be compiled as per guidelines in SNA93. The accounts may be updated on an annual or biennial basis in the future.

    Due to data constraints, stocks are measured in years ended 31 December, whereas the flow tables contain data for years ended 30 June.

    Historical data

  • Mineral Account - stock data are available from 1985-1996, while flow data are available for 1992-93 to 1993-94
  • Energy Account - stock data from 1985-1998 and flow data from 1992-93 to 1997-98.

    Products and services available

  • Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounts, Australia (cat. no. 4604.0)
  • Mineral Account, Australia (cat. no. 4608.0)

    Other products and services

  • Mineral Account, Volume Change Tables, Australia (cat. no. 4608.0.40.001)

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