1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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Contents >> Mining >> Metal and mineral exports >> Metal prices and markets

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics reported that world markets for most metals decreased in 2000-01 in response to softening demand, which reflected a slowdown in world economic activity.

Despite the easing of prices, production of most commodities continued to increase, which may have the effect of constraining price rises as economic growth recovers.

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