... is the nation’s 6th largest export earner ... earned $14 billion of export revenue in 2014-15 ... is the 2nd largest producer of gold in the world
  • Australia’s Gold Industry: A Valuable AssetThe gold mining industry helps sustain our national prosperity through exports, high-wage jobs, investment and tax and royalty revenues.
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Australia’s Gold Industry


The nation’s third largest export earner, the gold industry makes a major contribution to the Australian economy and is even more important to many local communities. In 2012-13, Australia’s gold export earnings were greater than the combined total for wheat, cotton, beef and vegetables.

Gold and Australia’s economic development
The discovery of gold in...

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Industry characteristics
Gold’s scarcity, durability and decorative b...

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Cost competitiveness challenge
Australia ranks as the world’s secon...

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The exploration challenge
Exploration for gold has been a cornerstone...

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