Iron-Ore Tops The Charts In WA

Iron-orecontributed A$61.7-billion in earnings to Western Australia during 2017/18, with the sector accounting for more than half of all mineral and petroleum sales.

Resources Minister Bill Johnston on Wednesday told delegates at the Global Iron & Steel Forecast that a record 826-million tonnes of iron-ore was exported from Western Australia during 2017/18, with Western Australian iron-ore accounting for nearly 98% of Australia’s iron-ore output.

During the same period, Western Australia attracted 96% of Australia’s iron-ore exploration expenditure, which reached A$284-million, the Minister said