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Mining

Mining continues to be a key economic driver for the South West Region. Latest estimates show that mining and mineral processing was valued at $2.29 billion for 2016-17. Alumina production is the region's highest value commodity.

Value of mining ($ million)

Mining

Commodities by percentage

Commodities

Data is based on financial years unless otherwise stated.

Mining values by commodity ($ million)

Commodity 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Alumina 1,477 1,340 1,434 1,685
1,711 1,483
Heavy Mineral Sands 185 135 30 68
129 95
Coal 290
311
264 301
337 338
Tin, Tantalum, Spodumene & Other
121
151 123 113
214 378
TOTAL 2,073
1,936
1,850 2,166
2,391 2,294

Source
Department of Regional Development and Lands.