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Australia's top minerals and fuels exports 2013

Rank Commodity (a) (b) $ million % share
1 Iron ores & concentrates 69,494 44
2 Coal 39,805 25
3 Natural gas 14,602 9
4 Crude petroleum 9,016 6
5 Aluminium ores & concentrates (incl alumina) 5,904 4
6 Copper ores & concentrates 5,172 3
7 Other ores & concentrates (c) 4,486 3
8 Refined petroleum 2,743 2
9 Liquefied propane & butane 1,115 1
10 Nickel ores & concentrates 1,099 1
11 Precious metal ores & concentrates (excl gold) 1,094 0.7
12 Non-ferrous waste & scrap 1,002 0.6
13 Ferrous waste & scrap 887 0.6
14 Crude minerals 220 0.1
15 Coke & semi-coke 202 0
16 Natural abrasives 70 0
17 Stone, sand & gravel 29 0
18 Residual petroleum products 24 0
19 Crude fertilisers 6 0
20 Petroleum gases 3 0

Total minerals & fuels exports (d)

157,174

100.0

(a) Recorded trade basis.
(b) Excludes confidential items of trade.
(c) Mainly Zinc ores & concentrates, Manganese ores & concentrates and Lead ores & concentrates.
(d) Total minerals and fuels exports on a balance of payments basis.
Based on ABS trade data on DFAT STARS database and ABS catalogues 5302.0 and 5368.0.

Australia's minerals and fuels exports

($ billion)

A$38.3b in 2002; A$35.1b in 2003; A$39.8b in 2004; A$58.8b in 2005; A$71.5b in 2006; A$73.2b in 2007; A$120.3b in 2008; A$102.9b in 2009; A$135.2b in 2010; A$158.5b in 2011; A$145.6b in 2012; A$157.2 in 2013

Based on ABS catalogue 5302.0.

Last Updated: 2 February 2015
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