Western Areas has a consistent track record of meeting or exceeding production targets, whilst remaining Australia's lowest cost nickel producer.

2017 Mine and Mill Production and Cash Costs Figures are below:

    2017
 Tonnes Mined    Sep Qtr  Dec Qtr  Mar Qtr Jun Qtr
 Flying Fox          
 Ore Tonnes Mined     60,731 60,304 57,573 58,511
 Grade    4.2% 4.6% 4.6% 4.3%
 Ni Tonnes Mined   2,580 2,769    2,626 2,511
 Spotted Quoll - Underground          
 Ore Tonnes Mined   92,461 88,603 91,510 82,085
 Grade    4.1% 4.6% 4.5% 4.2%
 Ni Tonnes Mined   3,777        4,098 4,152 3,483
 Total - Ore Tonnes Mined       153,192   148,907 149,083 140,596
 Grade    4.1% 4.6% 4.5% 4.3%
 Total Ni Tonnes Mined           6,357    6,867 6,778 5,994
           
 Tonnes Milled and Sold           
 Ore Processed       159,616  155,143  121,623 131,040
 Ore Sorter & Low Grade Stockpile   3,082 17,154 30,226 20,160
 Total Milled Ore   159,616 155,143 151,849 151,200
 Grade    4.1% 4.2% 4.2% 4.3%
 Ave. Recovery    89% 90% 88% 88%
 Ni Tonnes in Concentrate                5,763     5,844     5,672 5,726
 Total Nickel Sold             5,187    6,249       5,397 5,805
                                  
           
 Stockpiles           
 Ore        56,056 66,974 94,433 103,990
 Grade    4.1% 4.3% 4.1% 3.7%
 Concentrate               4,434       1,267   2,152 1,159
 Grade    15.0% 15.0% 16.8% 14.2%
 Contained Ni in Stockpiles                 2,944     3,074      4,242 4,027
           
 Financial Statistics           
 Group Production Cost/lb          
 Mining Cost (*)                      1.88    1.78       1.38 1.70
 Haulage                    0.06         0.06    0.06 0.06
 Milling                      0.45       0.45     0.64 0.51
 Admin                    0.18      0.18        0.17 0.17
 By Product Credits                  (0.02)        (0.03)         (0.02) (0.02)
 Cash Cost Ni in Con (***)                       2.53         2.44         2.23 2.42
 Cash Cost Ni in Con/lb (***)                       1.91          1.84      1.69 1.82
 Exchange Rate US$ / A$             

         0.76

      0.75       0.756 0.75
 (*)     Mining Costs are net of deferred waste costs and inventory stockpile movements 
 (**)   US$ FX for Relevant Quarter is RBA ave daily rate  (Jun Qtr = A$1:US$0.7504) 
 (***) Payable terms are not disclosed due to confidentiality conditions of the offtake agreements.
           Cash costs exclude royalties and concentrate logistics.
 Note. Grade and recovery estimates are subject to change until the final assay data are received.