Australia has been blessed with a rich and prospective resource base, and is currently one of the world's leading resource nations. The Australian Resources sector is made up of the two streams of Minerals and Energy. In Minerals, we have explorers and producers involved in a whole range of minerals, which can be broadly classified as base metals, gold and precious metals, mineral sands, diamonds, iron ore and other steel related ores. In Energy we have oil and natural gas, steaming and coking coal, coal seam methane gas and uranium.
The Resource Sector comprises both Mining and Energy Sectors which have been critical to the development of the Australian economy during the last 150 years.
ASX and Resources
ASX has been listing mining and exploration companies since the mid 19th century. There are currently 800 listed resources companies.
Investing in Resources
The Australian market offers investment across a range of resource companies with exposure to all the major mineral and energy commodities. Find out more information about investing in:
ASX is one of a group of major organisations who strongly advocate the introduction of Flow-Through-Shares (FTS) for resources exploration to address current anomalies in the Income Tax Assessment Act and to provide a stimulus to equity markets.
> FTS Ministerial submission, Nov 2008 (PDF 618KB)
> FTS Press Release, May 2009 (PDF 155KB)
> FTS Survey Results, May 2009 (PDF 841KB)