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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 $2.69 billion for 2017-18. Alumina production is the region's highest value commodity.

Value of mining ($ million)

Mining

Commodities by percentage

Mining pie

Data is based on financial years unless otherwise stated.

Mining values by commodity ($ million)

Commodity 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Alumina 1,477 1,340 1,434 1,685
1,711 1,483 1,763
Heavy Mineral Sands 185 135 30 68
129 95 98
Coal 290
311
264 301
337 338 332
Tin, Tantalum, Spodumene & Other
121
151 123 113
214 378 499
TOTAL 2,073
1,936
1,850 2,166
2,391 2,294 2,691

Source
Department of Regional Development and Lands.