THE economic clout of Queensland’s resources sector is powering back towards the levels reached at the height of the mining boom.
A Queensland Resources Council report reveals that international demand for the state’s coal, gas and other minerals is pushing the sector’s performance back towards the peak of the once-in-a-generation boom.
A 14 per cent increase during 2017-18 took the value of economic contribution to $62.9 billion.
In 2011-12, it was $73 billion, before hitting all-time highs of $75.7 billion (2012-13) and $77.6 billion (2013-14) the following years.
And the number of jobs linked directly or indirectly to the industry is put at 316,267.
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