Australia's top minerals and fuels exports 2012

Rank Commodity(a)(b) $ million % share
1 Iron ores & concentrates 54,447 37.4
2 Coal 41,273 28.4
3 Natural gas 13,416 9.2
4 Crude petroleum 10,988 7.5
5 Aluminium ores & concentrates (incl alumina) 5,273 3.6
6 Copper ores & concentrates 5,255 3.6
7 Refined petroleum 3,271 2.2
8 Nickel ores & concentrates 1,478 1.0
9 Zinc ores & concentrates 1,323 0.9
10 Precious metal ores & concentrates (excl gold) 1,239 0.9
11 Manganese ores & concentrates 1,204 0.8
12 Lead ores & concentrates 1,192 0.8
13 Liquefied propane & butane 1,076 0.7
14 Non-ferrous waste & scrap 1,024 0.7
15 Ferrous waste & scrap 962 0.7
16 Coke & semi-coke 292 0.2
17 Crude minerals 252 0.2
18 Molybdenum, niobium etc ores & concentrates 233 0.2
19 Other non-ferrous base metals ores & concentrates 155 0.1
20 Tin ores & concentrates 110 0.1
Total minerals & fuels exports(c) 145,583 100.0

(a) Recorded trade basis.
(b) Excludes confidential items of trade.
(c) Total minerals and fuels exports on a balance of payments basis.
Based on ABS trade data on DFAT STARS database and ABS catalogue 5368.0.

Australia's minerals and fuels exports

($ billion)

A$38,317b in 2002; A$35,065b in 2003; A$39,766b in 2004; A$58,768b in 2005; A$71,491b in 2006; A$73,166b in 2007; A$120,334b in 2008; A$102,893b in 2009; A$135,169b in 2010; A$158,512b in 2011; A$145,583b in 2012

Based on ABS catalogue 5368.0.