Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics

Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics

The Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics is an economic research unit within the Department of Industry.

We provide professionally independent, high quality economic research, data, analysis and advice to governments, industries and other stakeholders on issues affecting Australia's energy and resources sectors.

Recent updates

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15 Jul—Australian Energy Statistics 2014

Australian energy production expanded by 9 per cent in 2012-13 to each 19 318 petajoules, according to the latest Australian Energy Statistics, released today.

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7 Jul—BREE releases the Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Assessment

The Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Assessment (APREA) provides an overview of the current and possible future costs of renewable electricity generation in selected reference economies: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and Australia.

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25 Jun—The production phase of the mining boom gains momentum

Australia’s resources and energy commodity export earnings are estimated to have increased 11 per cent in 2013–14 to total $196 billion, according to the Resources and Energy Quarterly–June Quarter 2014.

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28 May—Update on resources and energy investment

Over the past six months, 21 projects worth a combined $25.6 billion were completed driven by Australia’s continued shift into the production phase of the commodity investment cycle according to the Resources and Energy Major Projects—April 2014, released today.

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15 May—Weaker March Quarter for China but resource demand remains resilient

Despite the Chinese economy growing at a rate somewhat below potential in early 2014, China’s appetite for resources and energy commodities remained robust in Q1, including record iron ore and thermal coal imports according to the latest release of The Westpac-BREE China Resources Quarterly.