Australia's Mined Resources Exports Hit Record High

"Importantly, this new record in resources export revenue is delivering benefits to all Australians through the creation of high-paying, high skilled jobs," Minerals Council of Australia CEO Tania Constable said.

"The mining and mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector supports one in 10 Australian jobs, mostly in regional and remote communities".

She said the trade data showed coal was Australia's number one export earner in 2018, with higher prices and export volumes leading to a record high $66 billion in export revenue.