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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 $2.39 billion for 2015-16. Alumina production is the region's highest value commodity.

Value of mining ($ million)

mining values

Commodities by percentage

mining pie graph

Data is based on financial years unless otherwise stated.

Mining values by commodity ($ million)

Commodity 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Alumina 1,077 1,477 1,340 1,434 1,685
1,711
Heavy Mineral Sands 104
185 135 30 68
129
Coal 319 290
311
264 301
337
Tin, Tantalum & Spodumene 130
121
151 123 113
213
TOTAL 1,630 2,073
1,936
1,850 2,166
2,391

Source
Department of Regional Development and Lands.