Original article by Perry Williams
The Australian – Page: 17 & 20 : 2-Oct-18
Revenue from Australia’s commodity exports will increase by 11 per cent in 2018-19 to a record $252bn, according to the Department of Industry, Innovation & Science’s latest quarterly report. However, revenue is expected to decline by five per cent in 2019-20, to $238bn. Revenue from iron ore exports is tipped to total $60.4bn in 2018-19, before falling to $56bn in 2019-20, as factors such as an increase in global supply and lower steel production in China weigh on the iron ore price. Coal export revenue is also expected to fall in 2019-20, although strong growth in LNG export revenue is forecast.
AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND SCIENCE, RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, INPEX CORPORATION, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC, CHEVRON CORPORATION