Country Idealist Profiles

Western Australia Economy

Posted in Australia, Western Australia, Western Australia Basics by valeria80 on July 25, 2008

Western Australia:

*Has the highest per capita output of any Australian state, with an economy that has been largely based on the extraction and export of mining and petroleum commodities.

*Is a leading alumina extractor, producing more than 20% of the world’s aluminia.

*It is also the world’s third-largest iron ore producer, producing around 15% of the world’s total iron ore output.

*extracts up to 75% of Australia’s 240 tonnes of gold and  Diamonds are extracted at Argyle diamond mine in the North West.

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/1350.0Jun%202008?OpenDocument

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