In 2017-18 our mineral resource exports, including base metals, earned …

Comment on Value of NT mineral production highest ever by Ian Sharp.

In 2017-18 our mineral resource exports, including base metals, earned Australia more than $220bn (total exports exceeded $400bn for the first time).
Hard to judge (because NT figure quoted here doesn’t include oil and gas, and not all Australian production is exported) but it still seems the NT’s production value of $5bn is not much.
On the upside that indicates there is a huge potential for future exploration and development.

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Who draws the boundaries, how do they get extended? Get stuck into them Erwin, more power to your arm.


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