ABS release mining stats

Sales and service income in the mining industry decreased by seven per cent ($14.3b) to $217.8b between 2012-13 and 2013-14, according to new mining data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Metal ore mining increased by 16.1 per cent to $108.2b, coal mining decreased by 2.7 per cent to $47.7b, and oil and gas extraction also decreased by 3.1 per cent to $38.4b over the same period.

Industry value added (IVA) increased by 10.6 per cent ($11.9b) to $124.5b, with ore mining increasing by 21.7 per cent to $70b.

Employment in the mining industry decreased by 2.2 per cent (4170 people) between June 2013 and June 2014, to 186,920 people at June 2014.

Oil and gas extraction employment rose by 18.3 per cent (3471 people) and coal mining also had a small increase of 0.5% (236 people). However, other mining sectors saw a fall in employment, with metal ore mining decreasing by 2.7 per cent, non-metallic mineral mining and quarrying decreasing by four per cent and exploration and other mining support services by 11.4 per cent.

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