NSW mining sector booming: minister

NEW South Wales Natural Resources Minister Ian Macdonald has told the Excellence in Mining & Exploration conference in Sydney this morning that the mining sector in his state is now booming, following a record $11.6 billion worth of exports in the 2005-06 financial year.

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He said the export figure represented a 26% increase on last year’s $9.2 billion, with the coal industry, representing 73% of the industry, being the major driver over the past year.

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