Mining continues to be a key economic driver for the South West Region. Latest estimates show that mining and mineral processing was valued at $2.073 billion for 2011-12.
Alumina production is the region's highest value commodity.
Value of mining ($ million)
Commodities by percentage 2012
Data is based on financial years unless otherwise stated.
Mining values by commodity ($ million)
|Heavy Mineral Sands||290||270||280||125||104||185|
|Tin, Tantalum & Spodumene||183||175||163||75||130||121|
Department of Regional Development and Lands.