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Minerals and fuels

Rank Commodity (a) (b) $ million % share
1 Iron ores & concentrates 66,008 42.0
2 Coal 37,999 24.2
3 Natural gas 17,743 11.3
4 Crude petroleum 10,564 6.7
5 Aluminium ores & concentrates (incl alumina) 6,336 4.0
6 Copper ores & concentrates 5,359 3.4
7 Other ores & concentrates (c) 4,594 2.9
8 Refined petroleum 2,807 1.8
9 Precious metal ores & concentrates (excl gold) 1,250 0.8
10 Liquefied propane & butane 1,171 0.7
11 Non-ferrous waste & scrap 981 0.6
12 Ferrous waste & scrap 974 0.6
13 Nickel ores & concentrates 939 0.6
14 Crude minerals 323 0.2
15 Coke & semi-coke 193 0.1
16 Natural abrasives 79 0.1
17 Residual petroleum products 30 0.0
18 Stone, sand & gravel 27 0.0
19 Crude fertilisers 7 0.0
20 Petroleum gases 1 0.0

Total minerals & fuels exports (d)

157,300

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$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; A$157.3b in 2014

Based on ABS catalogue 5302.0.

Last Updated: 26 November 2015
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