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Australia is one of the world's leading producers of minerals. It is the world's largest producer of bauxite, diamonds, lead, tantalum and the mineral sand concentrates (ilmenite, rutile and zircon). Mining is an important industry in the Australian economy, with mining products accounting for nearly a quarter of Australian exports. The mining industry contributed about 5% of Australia's gross domestic product in 2000-01.
This directory contains comprehensive information on Australian sources of mining statistics from both the public and private sectors. It lists Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) collections which contain data related to mining, and includes other sources of mining-related data. The Contributors and data sources index provide a quick reference by organisation.
The ABS is not responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied by non-ABS organisations, or the quality of statistics produced by these organisations. The inclusion of a particular source in the directory does not represent ABS endorsement of that collection or its methodology.
An attempt has been made to find all likely sources of mining-related data in Australia, but we would be grateful if readers could provide details of any omissions. These can be added to the electronic version of the directory. If you have information or wish to comment on any other aspect of the directory please contact:
Telephone: Canberra 02 6252 7238
I would like to thank the many organisations which have contributed to this directory.