The Iron ore, coal and gas sectors

Virginia Christie, Brad Mitchell, David Orsmond, Marileze van Zyl

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The industrialisation of Asia – particularly China and India – has led to a strong increase in global demand for key resource commodities. The associated sharp rise in the prices of these commodities has underpinned a significant increase in the levels of Australia's resource investment, production and exports over the past five years, especially for iron ore, coal and liquefied natural gas (LNG). This article outlines some key features and recent developments in these three commodity sectors within Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalReserve Bank of Australia. Bulletin
Issue numberMarch
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


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