8418.0 - Mining Statistics Newsletter, May 2009  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/06/2009  First Issue
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Welcome to the first ABS mining statistics newsletter. This newsletter presents information on recent mining industry statistics and related issues. It describes ABS work in this area, and advises on recent and forthcoming publications.

Included in this issue is a short article on a topic that touches on the understanding of many ABS mining (and other) statistics - volume measures. The article contains an explanation of the meaning, purpose and use of volume measures. The goal of the article is to enhance understanding of mining statistics. Of course for a more detailed explanation of volume measures I would refer you to a number of technical papers also available on the ABS website.
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Also highlighted in this issue, is an important message to regular users of Mining Operations, Australia (8415.0). Please note that this publication has been discontinued. Annual data is now available in Australian Industry, 2007-08 (8155.0).

Each issue will contain an explanatory article, as well as information regarding current statistics and events related to mining. I hope that this will provide you with greater insight into the wide range of ABS and other statistics available about mining.

Paul Williams
Assistant Statistician

Industry Statistics Branch