Presentation to Coalition Resources and Energy Committee

Mining Industry Summary

  • Jobs: Over 225,000 direct mining jobs – triple employment levels in 2003.
  • Exports: $204 billion in exports forecast in 2016-17, up 30 percent on previous year (driven by iron ore and coal).
  • Growth driver : Mining alone contributed 14 per cent of GDP growth over the past decade and 21 per cent of economic growth in Dec qtr.
  • Regional Australia: 61 per cent of mining employees work in regional and remote Australia.
  • Impact : Mining and mining services account for 15 percent of GDP and 1,139,000 jobs

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