NSW Mining Industry Expenditure Impact Survey 2017/18

The NSW Minerals Council’s latest annual member company Expenditure Survey has found that the 28 participating mining companies directly injected $10.7 billion into the NSW economy in 2017/18, supporting thousands of jobs and generating further billions in additional spending across NSW, particularly in many regional communities across the state.

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The $10.7 billion in direct spending in 2017/18 represents an increase of $300 million compared to the previous year.
The direct spending included over $3 billion in wages to 24,193 employees, an increase of 1,372 jobs compared to 2016/17.

Our member companies also directly spent $5.6 billion in NSW on the purchase of goods and services from 7,135 local businesses, an increase of 454 in the number of local businesses supported by mining from the previous year.
Surveyed companies also spent $68 million in community contributions and payments to local government and $2 billion was spent in taxes to the NSW Government, including royalties.

This survey, now completed for a seventh year, demonstrates the scale of mining’s contribution and the importance of mining to the broader NSW economy.

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