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Quick Resource Facts

All data is for the 2013 calendar year unless otherwise stated.

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Quick Resource Facts

Quick Resource Facts

Output of minerals and energy $ million
Western Australia $113,761
Australia (DMP estimate) $180,000
WA minerals $89,082
WA petroleum $24,679


Major West Australian Commodities $ million
Iron Ore $68,071
Petroleum $24,679
Gold $8,710
Alumina $4,117
Nickel $3,398


Crude Oil and Condensate Million barrels
Western Australia 82
Australia 120
WA share 69%


Natural Gas (inc. LNG feedstock and CSG) Million cubic metres
Western Australia 38,106
Australia 58,534
WA share 65%


Merchandise Exports $ million
Western Australia $124,687
Australia $262,308
WA share 48%
WA exports of minerals and energy as % share of all State Merchandise exports 91%


Mineral and Energy Exports $ million
Western Australia $112,861
Australia (estimate) $189,000
WA share 60%


Exploration $ million
Western Australian mineral $1,508
Australian mineral $2,523
WA share 60%
Western Australian petroleum $2,984
Australian petroleum $4,529
WA share 66%


Private New Capital Investment $million
Western Australia $55,975
Australia $159,187
WA share 35%
Western Australian minerals and energy $46,764
Australian minerals and energy $93,905
WA share 51%
Australia GDP 2011-12 $1,493,171
Western Australian GSP 2011-12 $238,870
Mining component of WA GSP 37%


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

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