Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services

    Record year for The Perth Mint in 2020-21

    15/09/2021 12:30 PM
     
    • Record global demand for The Perth Mint's precious metals in 2020-21
    • 187 jobs created, $41 million returned to Western Australians via tax payments and dividends
    • The Perth Mint is WA's third largest exporter behind BHP and Rio Tinto 

    The Perth Mint has reported a record 2020-21 financial year with an underlying pre-tax profit of $56 million on turnover of $26.35 billion.

     

    This is a record for The Perth Mint's 122-year history and cements the East Perth institution as one of Western Australia's largest exporters of gold and silver. 

     

    The Perth Mint has delivered a further $41 million in taxes and dividends to the State Government for the 2020-21 financial year, taking the total paid to Western Australians to more than $230 million over the past decade.

     

    The Perth Mint refines the vast bulk of newly mined gold from across Australia, transforming it into cast bullion bars and minted precious metal products for sale to investors worldwide.

     

    As WA's mining industry was able to continue operating uninterrupted last year, during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Perth Mint was able to expand its operations creating 187 new jobs.

     

    Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston tabled the Gold Corporation's annual report in Parliament today. To view the report, visit https://www.perthmint.com

     

    Comments attributed to Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston:

     

    "This is an outstanding result delivered by The Perth Mint and a credit to the more than 500 staff who have cemented the organisation's status as a global leader in precious metals.

     

    "The Perth Mint has exported Western Australian gold to the world for more than a century in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner.

     

    "It has also become one of the State's leading employers and a top three exporter."

     

    Comments attributed to The Perth Mint CEO Richard Hayes:

     

    "Our record-breaking performance in 2020-21 was a credit to The Perth Mint's highly professional team who have risen to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

    "The past financial year has been one of the most challenging the world has faced in many decades - but it also delivered unprecedented opportunities to further build The Perth Mint's reach and reputation across the globe."

     

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