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:

 Tonnes Mined    2015/2016 2016/2017
 Tonnes Mined    Mar Qtr Jun Qtr  Sep Qtr  Dec Qtr
 Flying Fox          
 Ore Tonnes Mined     62,017 68,161 60,731 60,304
 Grade    4.6% 4.7% 4.2% 4.6%
 Ni Tonnes Mined   2,876 3,218    2,580 2,769
 Spotted Quoll - Underground          
 Ore Tonnes Mined   82,711 71,774 92,461 88,603
 Grade    4.7% 5.0% 4.1% 4.6%
 Ni Tonnes Mined   3,922        3,614 3,777 4,098
 Total - Ore Tonnes Mined       144,728   139,935 153,192 148,907
 Grade    4.7% 4.9% 4.1% 4.6%
 Total Ni Tonnes Mined           6,798    6,832 6,357 6,86 7
           
 Tonnes Milled and Sold           
 Ore Processed       156,190  154,114  159,616 155,143
 Grade    4.4% 4.5% 4.1% 4.2%
 Ave. Recovery    90% 90% 89% 90%
 Ni Tonnes in Concentrate                6,180     6,321     5,763 5,844
 Total Nickel Sold             6,011    6,268       5,187 6,249
                                  
           
 Stockpiles           
 Ore        70,307 59,397 56,056 66,974
 Grade    3.6% 4.0% 4.1% 4.3%
 Concentrate               1,009       1,026   4,434 1,267
 Grade    14.6% 14.8% 15.0% 15.0%
 Contained Ni in Stockpiles                 2,674     2,525      2,944 3,074
           
 Financial Statistics           
 Group Production Cost/lb          
 Mining Cost (*)                      1.66    1.60       1.88 1.78
 Haulage                    0.05         0.05    0.06 0.06
 Milling                      0.41       0.44     0.45 0.45
 Admin                    0.17      0.18        0.18 0.18
 By Product Credits                  (0.02)        (0.02)         (0.04) (0.03)
 Cash Cost Ni in Con (***)                       2.27         2.25         2.53 2.44
 Cash Cost Ni in Con/lb (***)                       1.67          1.68      1.91 1.84
 Exchange Rate US$ / A$             

         0.72

      0.75       0.76 0.75
 (*)     Mining Costs are net of deferred waste costs and inventory stockpile movements 
 (**)   US$ FX for Relevant Quarter is RBA ave daily rate  (Dec Qtr = A$1:US$0.7505) 
 (***) 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.