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Quick Resource Facts

All data is for the 2014 calendar year unless otherwise stated.

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Quick Resource Facts

Quick Resource Facts

Output of minerals and energy $ million
Western Australia $114,123
Australia (DMP estimate) $175,570
WA minerals $86,540
WA petroleum $27,583


Major West Australian Commodities $ million
Iron Ore $65,057
Petroleum $27,583
Gold $8,715
Alumina $4,560
Nickel $3,614


Crude Oil and Condensate Million barrels
Western Australia 84
Australia 129
WA share 66%


Natural Gas (inc. LNG feedstock and CSG) Million cubic metres
Western Australia 40,723
Australia 61,845
WA share 66%


Merchandise Exports $ million
Western Australia $125,259
Australia $267,126
WA share 47%
WA exports of minerals and energy as % share of all State Merchandise exports 91%


Mineral and Energy Exports $ million
Western Australia $113,609
Australia (BREE estimate) $186,080
WA share 61%


Exploration $ million
Western Australian mineral $1,005
Australian mineral $1,796
WA share 56%
Western Australian petroleum $2,758
Australian petroleum $4,739
WA share 58%


Private New Capital Investment $million
Western Australia $55,800
Australia $155,262
WA share 36%
Western Australian minerals and energy $46,230
Australian minerals and energy $83,384
WA share 55%
Australia GDP 2013-14 $1,581,836
Western Australian GSP 2013-14 $236,624
Mining component of WA GSP * 33%


Data Sources: BREE, ABS, DMP, DSD, NOPTA and EnergyQuest

* Note: The ABS categorise alumina as manufacturing and is not included in the GSP mining component above.

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