- In original terms, production of diamonds fell by 87% in the June quarter 2009, following a 16% fall in the previous quarter. Diamond production in the June quarter 2009 was down by 81% compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
- Production of bauxite decreased marginally (-1.9%) in the June quarter 2009, following a small decrease (-1.6%) in the March quarter. Production levels were slightly lower (-0.6%) than in the same quarter of the previous year.
- The quantity of iron ore produced in the June quarter 2009 was 24% higher than in the previous quarter and 12% higher than in the June quarter 2008.
2 Mineral Production(a): original
|Reference period |
|(a) Latest figures are preliminary and subject to revision. |
|(b) For use in iron and steel making. |
|Source: ABARE, Australian Mineral Statistics; ABS data available on request, Manufacturing Production, Australia, cat. no. 8301.0.55.001. |
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