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Total income of the metal ore mining industry Australia FY 2012-2019

Mining plays an important role in Australia’s economy. In the 2019 financial year, the total income of the metal ore mining industry in Australia amounted to approximately 136 billion Australian dollars.

What metals are mined in Australia?

Australia is rich in natural resources, and minerals are no exception. An abundance of useful metals can be extracted from the minerals that are mined in Australia. The country produces large quantities of iron ore, lithium, gold, lead, and bauxite to name a few. A key component in electric vehicle batteries, lithium is also mined in the country.

How large is the metal export market?

Australia is a dominant force in the global metal mining industry and is a world leader in the export of iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, uranium, and aluminum. The Asia Pacific region was the main destination for many Australian metals. The leading export market for Australian gold was China. Aside from gold, China was also the primary recipient of Australian copper and iron ore.

Total income of the metal ore mining industry in Australia from financial year 2012 to 2019

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

FY 2012 to FY 2019

Supplementary notes

Australia's financial years run from July to June of the following year. For example, FY 2017 starts on July 1, 2016 and ends on June 30, 2017.

Values have been rounded.

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