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

2015/2017 Mine and Mill Production and Cash Costs Figures are below:

    2015/2016 2016/2017
 Tonnes Mined    Jun Qtr  Sep Qtr  Dec Qtr Mar Qtr
 Flying Fox          
 Ore Tonnes Mined     68,161 60,731 60,304 57,573
 Grade    4.7% 4.2% 4.6% 4.6%
 Ni Tonnes Mined   3,218 2,580    2,769 2,626
 Spotted Quoll - Underground          
 Ore Tonnes Mined   71,774 92,461 88,603 91,510
 Grade    5.0% 4.1% 4.6% 4.5%
 Ni Tonnes Mined   3,614        3,777 4,098 4,152
 Total - Ore Tonnes Mined       139,935   153,192 148,907 149,083
 Grade    4.9% 4.1% 4.6% 4.5%
 Total Ni Tonnes Mined           6,832    6,357 6,867 6,778
           
 Tonnes Milled and Sold           
 Ore Processed       154,114  159,616  155,143 121,623
 Ore Sorter & Low Grade Stockpile   - 3,082 17,154 30,226
 Total Milled Ore   154,114 159,616 155,143 151,849
 Grade    4.5% 4.1% 4.2% 4.2%
 Ave. Recovery    90% 89% 90% 88%
 Ni Tonnes in Concentrate                6,321     5,763     5,844 5,672
 Total Nickel Sold             6,268    5,187       6,249 5,397
                                  
           
 Stockpiles           
 Ore        59,397 56,056 66,974 94,433
 Grade    4.0% 4.1% 4.3% 4.1%
 Concentrate               1,026       4,434   1,267 2,152
 Grade    14.8% 15.0% 15.0% 16.8%
 Contained Ni in Stockpiles                 2,525     2,944      3,074 4,242
           
 Financial Statistics           
 Group Production Cost/lb          
 Mining Cost (*)                      1.60    1.88       1.78 1.38
 Haulage                    0.05         0.06    0.06 0.06
 Milling                      0.44       0.45     0.45 0.64
 Admin                    0.18      0.18        0.18 0.17
 By Product Credits                  (0.02)        (0.02)         (0.03) (0.02)
 Cash Cost Ni in Con (***)                       2.25         2.53         2.44 2.23
 Cash Cost Ni in Con/lb (***)                       1.68          1.91      1.84 1.69
 Exchange Rate US$ / A$             

         0.75

      0.76       0.75 0.76
 (*)     Mining Costs are net of deferred waste costs and inventory stockpile movements 
 (**)   US$ FX for Relevant Quarter is RBA ave daily rate  (Mar Qtr = A$1:US$0.7583) 
 (***) 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.