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Ceased mining publications

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Cat. No.Publication TitleFrequency

8412.0 Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, AustraliaQuarterly
8415.0Mining Operations, AustraliaAnnually
8155.0 Australian IndustryAnnually

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Current mining publications

Cat. no.Publication TitleRelease frequencyAbstract

8412.0Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, AustraliaQuarterlyActual and expected expenditure by private organisations exploring for minerals and petroleum. Mineral exploration expenditure is classified by state and commodity, and data are provided on metres drilled. Petroleum exploration expenditure is classified by onshore/offshore, and from the September quarter 1994, by region.

8415.0Mining Operations, AustraliaAnnuallyPresents national estimates, for the mining industry, of employment at 30 June and major economic and financial aggregates: income and expenditure; various profit measures; industry value added; capital expenditure, and components of these, as well as performance measures (ratios) derived from them. State and territory estimates of major variables (for the industry excluding services to mining) are included.

8155.0 Australian IndustryAnnuallyPresents estimates derived using a combination of data from the Economic Activity Survey and business tax data sourced from the Australian Tax Office. For most industry divisions and subdivisions (as specified in the Australian and New Zealand Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition), estimates at a national level are presented for: income; expenses; industry value added; operating profit before tax; capital expenditure; and selected components of these aggregates and derivations. State/territory estimates of income, employment, and wages and salaries, at the division level are also included.

Ceased mining publications

Cat. no.Publication TitleRelease frequencyAbstract

8417.0Mining Indicators, AustraliaQuarterlyMining Indicators presented key performance indicators of the Australian mining industry, including income from sales, inventories, employment, exploration expenditure, lost time injuries and overseas mineral exploration expenditure. The product contained three tables; one table highlighting quarterly indicators, the other two annual indicators (split into financial and calendar years).

These indicators were obtained from both ABS and non-ABS sources which are still available and listed in the footnotes below each table.

The last release of this product was June 2010 (for December 2009).

1350.0Australian Economic IndicatorsMonthlyA monthly compendium of economic statistics that presented comprehensive tables, graphs, commentaries, feature articles and technical notes. Primarily a reference document, the publication provided a broad basis for analysis and research on the Australian economy and included statistics that could be applied to both macro-economic and sectoral analyses. The publication contained statistics under the following headings: national accounts, international accounts, consumption and investment, production, prices, labour force and demography, incomes and labour costs, financial markets, state comparisons and international comparisons.

The last release of this product was June 2012.

8418.0Mining Statistics NewsletterBianuallyAn electronic newsletter that reported on ABS statistics covering Australian mining industry developments, summaries of the results of recent releases and advise on future releases.

The last release of this product was June 2010.

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Other ABS publications that contain information about mining

Cat. no.Publication TitleRelease frequency
1301.0Australian Year BookAnnually
4603.0Environment Protection Expenditure, Mining and Manufacturing Industries, AustraliaIrregular
4604.0Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounts, AustraliaIrregular
4608.0Mineral Account, AustraliaIrregular
4608.0.40.001Mineral Account, Volume Change Tables, AustraliaIrregular
5204.0Australian System of National AccountsAnnually
5206.0Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and ProductQuarterly
5209.0.55.001Australian National Accounts Input - Output Tables - Electronic PublicationAnnually
5215.0.55.001Australian National Accounts: Input - Output Tables (Product Details) - Electronic PublicationIrregular
5220.0Australian National Accounts State AccountsAnnually
5302.0Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, AustraliaQuarterly
5368.0International Trade in Goods and Services, AustraliaMonthly
5439.0International Merchandise Imports, AustraliaMonthly
5625.0Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, AustraliaQuarterly
5676.0Business Indicators, AustraliaQuarterly
5678.0Venture Capital, AustraliaAnnually
6202.0Labour Force, AustraliaMonthly
6278.0Education and Training Experience, AustraliaIrregular
6302.0Average Weekly Earnings, AustraliaBiannually
6306.0Employee Earnings and Hours, AustraliaBiennially
6310.0Employee Earnings, Benefits and Trade Union Membership, AustraliaAnnually
6321.0.55.001Industrial Disputes, AustraliaQuarterly
6345.0Labour Price Index, AustraliaQuarterly
6348.0.55.001Labour Costs, AustraliaIrregular
6354.0Job Vacancies, AustraliaQuarterly
6427.0Producer Price Indexes, AustraliaQuarterly
6457.0International Trade Price Indexes, AustraliaQuarterly
8104.0Research and Experimental Development, Businesses, AustraliaBiennially
8165.0Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and ExitsAnnually
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Feature articles

Title of articlePublication date

Towns of the mining boom (Australian Social Trends (cat. no. 4102.0), April 2013)10 April 2013
A closer look at mining in engineering construction (Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8762.0), March 2012)4 July 2012
Mining investment in ABS publications (Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia (cat. no. 5625.0), March 201231 May 2012
Mining capital expenditure in Australia (Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia (cat. no. 5625.0), September 201025 November 2010
Sustaining the mineral resources industry - overcoming the tyranny of depth (Year Book Australia, 2008)7 February 2008
The resources industry in Western Australia 2001-02 to 2005-06 (Western Australian Statistical Indicators (cat. no. 1367.5), March 20074 April 2007
Treatment of Economic Activities in the Timor Sea (Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0), September 2003)3 March 2004
Expenditure on land access for mineral exploration 2001-02 (Year Book Australia, 2004)27 February 2004
A decade of Australian exploration expenditure — 1991-92 to 2000-01 (Year Book Australia, 2003)27 January 2004
Mining and the environment (Year Book Australia, 2003)27 January 2004
Expenditure on Land Access for Mineral Exploration, 2001-02 (Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Australia, March Quarter 2003)17 September 2003
The Australian Mining Industry: From Settlement to 2000 (Australian Mining Industry, 1998-99)25 January 2001
Oil Exploration in Australia (Year Book Australia, 2000)25 January 2001

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As well as the statistics included in the above publications, the ABS may have other relevant data available on request. Inquiries should be made to the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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