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Northern Territory resource statistics

Snapshot of the Territory's resource industry

Resource statistics are compiled from Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade figures from legislative requirements, Treasury figures and Australia Bureau of Statistics figures. They highlight a thriving industry contributing significantly to the economy of the Northern Territory.

Download the Territory's resources statistics.

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  • Value of Mineral Production: $4.28 billion
  • Operating mines: 6
  • Projects in approvals: 21
  • Mineral exploration expenditure: $153.4 million
  • Mineral tenure:
    • Exploration leases (EL) at 30 March 2022: 955
    • ELs still under application at 30 March 2022: 755
    • EL applications received in 2021: 444
    • EL applications granted in 2021: 278

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