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Wednesday 17 July, 2013

BHP Billiton PLC

Production Report 30 June 2013

RNS Number : 4792J
BHP Billiton PLC
16 July 2013
 



NEWS RELEASE

Release Time

IMMEDIATE

Date

17 July 2013

Number

15/13

 

BHP BILLITON PRODUCTION REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2013

 

§ A strong year of production as two of our major assets, Western Australia Iron Ore and Escondida, exceeded production guidance and annual records were achieved across seven operations and five commodities.

 

§ Western Australia Iron Ore delivered a thirteenth consecutive annual production record as shipments in the June 2013 quarter increased to an annualised rate of 217 million tonnes (100% basis).

 

§ Escondida copper production increased by 28% to 1.1 million tonnes (100% basis) in the 2013 financial year as the average copper grade mined rose to 1.4% and milling rates improved.

 

§ Queensland Coal production in the June 2013 quarter increased by 54% from the prior corresponding period to an annualised rate of 61 million tonnes (100% basis).

 

§ Despite strong performance from Onshore US, extended maintenance and drilling delays at our non-operated Gulf of Mexico assets constrained petroleum production growth to 6% during the 2013 financial year.

 

Petroleum


JUN

2013

YTD

JUN

2013

QTR

JUN YTD13 vs

JUN YTD12

JUN Q13

vs

JUN Q12

JUN Q13

vs

MAR Q13

Crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids ('000 boe)

90,051

23,441

6%

20%

12%

Natural gas (bcf)

874.27

214.49

6%

-3%

3%

Total petroleum products (million boe)

235.76

59.19

6%

5%

7%

 

Total petroleum production - Total petroleum production increased by six per cent in the 2013 financial year to 236 million barrels of oil equivalent and included strong performance from Onshore US, which delivered 99 million barrels of oil equivalent in the period.

 

Crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids - A six per cent increase in liquids production for the 2013 financial year was underpinned by significant growth in Onshore US volumes. This more than offset expected natural field decline at our conventional assets and extended maintenance and drilling delays at our non-operated assets in the Gulf of Mexico (US).

 

The liquids rich Eagle Ford (US) is now Petroleum's largest producing field as more than 100 new wells were brought online in the June 2013 quarter. Robust growth in Onshore US liquids production is anticipated again in the September 2013 quarter as additional wells are put online and infrastructure projects are completed.

 

Natural gas - A six per cent increase in natural gas production for the 2013 financial year reflected strong demand at Bass Strait (Australia), a full year of production from our Haynesville (US) dry gas field and associated gas volumes from the continued development of our liquids rich acreage in the Eagle Ford.

 

Copper


JUN

2013

YTD

JUN

2013

QTR

JUN YTD13 vs

JUN YTD12

JUN Q13

vs

JUN Q12

JUN Q13

vs

MAR Q13

Copper ('000 tonnes)

1,209.4

333.2

10%

7%

8%

Lead (tonnes)

214,432

67,034

-11%

5%

37%

Zinc (tonnes)

128,205

45,881

14%

49%

52%

Silver ('000 ounces)

37,655

11,224

-9%

-3%

28%

Uranium oxide concentrate (Uranium) (tonnes)

4,102

1,113

6%

3%

19%

 

Copper - Total copper production increased by 10 per cent in the 2013 financial year to 1.2 million tonnes.

 

Escondida (Chile) copper production increased by 28 per cent to 1.1 million tonnes (100 per cent basis) in the 2013 financial year as the average copper grade mined rose to 1.4 per cent and milling rates improved. This strong level of performance is expected to be sustained during the 2014 financial year before increasing to approximately 1.3 million tonnes (100 per cent basis) in the 2015 financial year.

 

Antamina (Peru) achieved record copper production during the 2013 financial year which reflected a full year contribution from the recently expanded concentrator. A recovery in the copper to zinc ore grade ratio contributed to a 38 per cent increase in copper production from the March 2013 quarter.

 

Pampa Norte (Chile) achieved record material mined during the 2013 financial year, however lower grades and recoveries resulted in a 12 per cent decline in copper production.

 

Pinto Valley (US) concentrate production continued to ramp up following the successful restart of mining operations during the December 2012 quarter. The sale of Pinto Valley is expected to be completed in the second half of the 2013 calendar year.

 

At 30 June 2013 the Group had 283,753 tonnes of outstanding copper sales that were revalued at a weighted average price of US$3.08 per pound. The final price of these sales will be determined in the 2014 financial year. In addition, 278,547 tonnes of copper sales from the 2012 financial year were subject to a finalisation adjustment in 2013. Provisional pricing and finalisation adjustments will decrease earnings before interest and tax by US$224 million in the 2013 financial year (2012 financial year: US$265 million loss).

 

Lead/silver- Total lead and silver production decreased by 11 per cent and nine per cent respectively in the 2013 financial year as lower average ore grades and plant throughput affected performance at Cannington (Australia).

 

Zinc - Total zinc production increased by 14 per cent in the 2013 financial year, supported by higher average zinc grades and a full year contribution from the recently expanded concentrator at Antamina.

 

Uranium - Uranium production increased by six per cent in the 2013 financial year as recoveries improved at Olympic Dam (Australia).

 

Iron Ore


JUN

2013

YTD

JUN

2013

QTR

JUN YTD13 vs

JUN YTD12

JUN Q13

vs

JUN Q12

JUN Q13

vs

MAR Q13

Iron ore ('000 tonnes)

169,856

47,689

7%

17%

19%

 

Iron ore - Total iron ore production increased by seven per cent in the 2013 financial year to 170 million tonnes.

 

Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) production of 187 million tonnes (100 per cent basis) for the 2013 financial year represents a thirteenth consecutive annual production record. The delivery of WAIO's capital efficient growth program and continued strong operating performance across the supply chain contributed to the record result.

 

Record annualised shipments of 217 million tonnes (100 per cent basis) during the June 2013 quarter reflected the successful commissioning of all major infrastructure associated with the Inner Harbour Expansion project and the destocking of mine and port inventory built in anticipation of the increase in port capacity.

 

WAIO production is expected to increase to approximately 207 million tonnes (100 per cent basis) in the 2014 financial year. First production from the Jimblebar Mine Expansion is now anticipated in the December 2013 quarter, ahead of schedule. Longer term, the progressive debottlenecking of the supply chain is expected to underpin substantial low cost growth in our WAIO business.

 

Samarco's (Brazil) three pellet plants continued to operate at capacity during the period.

 

Coal


JUN

2013

YTD

JUN

2013

QTR

JUN YTD13 vs

JUN YTD12

JUN Q13

vs

JUN Q12

JUN Q13

vs

MAR Q13

Metallurgical coal ('000 tonnes)

37,650

10,858

13%

34%

21%

Energy coal ('000 tonnes)

72,892

19,543

3%

6%

26%

 

Metallurgical coal - Total metallurgical coal production increased by 13 per cent in the 2013 financial year to 38 million tonnes.

 

Queensland Coal (Australia) production in the June 2013 quarter increased by 54 per cent from the prior corresponding period to an annualised rate of 61 million tonnes (100 per cent basis). This strong performance was underpinned by record annual production at both Peak Downs and South Walker Creek, and was achieved despite the indefinite closure of both Norwich Park and Gregory.

 

The continued ramp up of Daunia and future commissioning of Caval Ridge will underpin an increase in the capacity of our Queensland Coal business to 66 million tonnes per annum (100 per cent basis) by the end of the 2014 calendar year. Notwithstanding the strong increase in production anticipated, a longwall move at Crinum and scheduled maintenance at Goonyella Riverside and Peak Downs will impact production in the September 2013 quarter.

 

Illawarra Coal (Australia) achieved record annual production for the 2013 financial year. A longwall move at West Cliff is now scheduled for the September 2013 quarter.

 

Energy coal - Total energy coal production increased by three per cent in the 2013 financial year to 73 million tonnes.

 

New South Wales Energy Coal (Australia) achieved record annual production following the successful ramp up of the RX1 project.

 

Cerrejon Coal (Colombia) contributed to a 26 per cent increase in energy coal production from the March 2013 quarter as operations returned to full capacity following the resolution of industrial action.

 

Aluminium, Manganese and Nickel


JUN

2013

YTD

JUN

2013

QTR

JUN YTD13 vs

JUN YTD12

JUN Q13

vs

JUN Q12

JUN Q13

vs

MAR Q13

Alumina ('000 tonnes)

4,880

1,265

18%

22%

4%

Aluminium ('000 tonnes)

1,179

310

2%

25%

2%

Manganese ore ('000 tonnes)

8,517

2,246

7%

9%

12%

Manganese alloy ('000 tonnes)

608

182

1%

143%

27%

Nickel ('000 tonnes)

154.1

40.3

-2%

-6%

-4%

 

Alumina - Total alumina production increased by 18 per cent in the 2013 financial year to a record 4.9 million tonnes underpinned by the ramp up of the Efficiency and Growth project at Worsley (Australia).

 

Aluminium - Total aluminium production increased by two per cent in the 2013 financial year to 1.2 million tonnes. Production benefited from strong operating performance at our Southern African smelters during the June 2013 quarter with Hillside (South Africa) achieving record quarterly production.

 

Manganese ore - Total manganese ore production increased by seven per cent in the 2013 financial year to a record 8.5 million tonnes and reflected a substantial improvement in plant availability at GEMCO (Australia).

 

Manganese alloy - Total manganese alloy volumes were largely unchanged from the 2012 financial year as the recovery in production at TEMCO (Australia) that followed the temporary suspension of operations in the prior period was offset by the permanent closure of energy intensive silicomanganese production at Metalloys (South Africa) in January 2012.

 

Nickel - Total nickel production was in line with the 2012 financial year as strong operating performance at Cerro Matoso (Colombia) was offset by planned maintenance at the Nickel West Kalgoorlie smelter and Kwinana refinery (both Australia) during the year.

 

Other


JUN

2013

YTD

JUN

2013

QTR

JUN YTD13 vs

JUN YTD12

JUN Q13

vs

JUN Q12

JUN Q13

vs

MAR Q13

Diamonds ('000 carats)

972

42

-46%

-90%

-87%

 

Diamonds - On 10 April 2013, BHP Billiton completed the sale of its diamonds business, comprising its interests in the EKATI Diamond Mine (Canada) and Diamonds Marketing operations, to Dominion Diamond Corporation for an aggregate cash consideration of US$553 million (after adjustments).

 

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BHP BILLITON PRODUCTION SUMMARY










QUARTER ENDED

YEAR TO DATE

% CHANGE









JUN YTD13

JUN Q13

JUN Q13




JUN

MAR

JUN

JUN

JUN

vs

vs

vs




2012

2013

2013

2013

2012

JUN YTD12

JUN Q12

MAR Q13

PETROLEUM










Crude oil & condensate

('000 bbl)

    15,726

    16,689

  18,559

    72,512

    71,201

2%

18%

11%

Natural gas

(bcf)

    221.25

    207.27

  214.49

    874.27

    822.26

6%

-3%

3%

NGL


('000 boe)

      3,758

      4,182

    4,882

    17,539

    14,085

25%

30%

17%

Total petroleum products

(million boe)

      56.36

      55.42

    59.19

    235.76

    222.34

6%

5%

7%

COPPER










Copper

('000 tonnes)

      312.5

      307.1

    333.2

   1,209.4

   1,094.5

10%

7%

8%

Lead


(tonnes)

    63,667

    49,080

  67,034

  214,432

  239,878

-11%

5%

37%

Zinc


(tonnes)

    30,748

    30,193

  45,881

  128,205

  112,217

14%

49%

52%

Gold


(ounces)

    40,569

   38,241

  48,593

  154,369

  168,699

-8%

20%

27%

Silver

('000 ounces)

    11,539

     8,777

  11,224

    37,655

    41,308

-9%

-3%

28%

Uranium oxide concentrate

(tonnes)

      1,080

         933

    1,113

      4,102

      3,885

6%

3%

19%

Molybdenum

(tonnes)

         464

         321

       376

      1,561

      2,346

-33%

-19%

17%

IRON ORE










Iron ore

('000 tonnes)

    40,891

    40,205

  47,689

  169,856

  159,478

7%

17%

19%

COAL










Metallurgical coal

('000 tonnes)

      8,109

      8,966

  10,858

    37,650

    33,230

13%

34%

21%

Energy coal

('000 tonnes)

    18,484

    15,486

  19,543

    72,892

    71,111

3%

6%

26%

ALUMINIUM, MANGANESE AND NICKEL









Alumina

('000 tonnes)

      1,039

      1,213

    1,265

      4,880

      4,152

18%

22%

4%

Aluminium

('000 tonnes)

         248

        303

       310

      1,179

      1,153

2%

25%

2%

Manganese ore

('000 tonnes)

      2,066

      2,008

    2,246

      8,517

      7,931

7%

9%

12%

Manganese alloy

('000 tonnes)

           75

         143

       182

         608

         602

1%

143%

27%

Nickel

('000 tonnes)

        42.7

        42.1

      40.3

      154.1

      157.9

-2%

-6%

-4%

OTHER










Diamonds

('000 carats)

         413

         322

         42

         972

      1,784

-46%

-90%

-87%

 

Throughout this report figures in italics indicate that this figure has been adjusted since it was previously reported.

 

BHP BILLITON ATTRIBUTABLE PRODUCTION











QUARTER ENDED


YEAR TO DATE




BHP Billiton

JUN

SEP

DEC

MAR

JUN

JUN

JUN




interest

2012

2012

2012

2013

2013

2013

2012

PETROLEUM









Production










Crude oil and condensate ('000 bbl)


      15,726

      18,036

      19,228

       16,689

       18,559

      72,512

      71,201


Natural gas (bcf)


      221.25

      232.85

      219.66

       207.27

       214.49

      874.27

      822.26


NGL ('000 boe) (a)


        3,758

        4,411

        4,064

         4,182

         4,882

      17,539

      14,085


Total petroleum products (million boe)


        56.36

        61.25

        59.90

         55.42

         59.19

      235.76

      222.34

COPPER (b)









COPPER









Payable metal in concentrate ('000 tonnes)









Escondida

57.5%

        115.8

        101.2

        120.7

         128.0

         128.2

        478.1

        333.8


Antamina

33.8%

          34.9

          40.2

          39.6

           25.2

           34.7

        139.7

        127.0


Pinto Valley

100%

                -

                -

            0.5

             5.3

           10.8

          16.6

                -


Total


        150.7

        141.4

        160.8

         158.5

         173.7

        634.4

        460.8

Cathode ('000 tonnes)










Escondida

57.5%

          48.7

          41.6

          40.8

           43.3

           45.6

        171.3

        172.0


Pampa Norte (c)

100%

          62.1

          52.7

          58.8

           56.4

           64.7

        232.6

        263.7


Pinto Valley

100%

            1.2

            1.2

            1.2

             1.2

             1.3

            4.9

            5.4


Olympic Dam

100%

          49.8

          37.0

          33.6

           47.7

           47.9

        166.2

        192.6


Total


        161.8

        132.5

        134.4

         148.6

         159.5

        575.0

        633.7


Total Copper


        312.5

        273.9

        295.2

         307.1

         333.2

     1,209.4

     1,094.5

LEAD










Payable metal in concentrate (tonnes)










Cannington

100%

      63,334

      51,923

      45,937

       48,899

       66,666

    213,425

    239,090


Antamina

33.8%

           333

           260

           198

            181

            368

        1,007

           788


Total


      63,667

      52,183

      46,135

       49,080

       67,034

    214,432

    239,878

ZINC










Payable metal in concentrate (tonnes)










Cannington

100%

      12,540

      11,408

      13,622

       11,045

       20,206

      56,281

      54,677


Antamina

33.8%

      18,208

      14,514

      12,587

       19,148

       25,675

      71,924

      57,540


Total


      30,748

      25,922

      26,209

       30,193

       45,881

    128,205

    112,217

GOLD










Payable metal in concentrate (ounces)










Escondida

57.5%

      12,817

       9,747

     10,556

       10,710

       10,116

      41,129

      50,854


Olympic Dam (refined gold)

100%

      27,752

      23,017

      24,215

       27,531

       38,477

    113,240

    117,845


Total


      40,569

     32,764

     34,771

       38,241

       48,593

    154,369

    168,699


Refer footnotes on page 4.








COPPER (continued)









SILVER









Payable metal in concentrate ('000 ounces)









Escondida

57.5%

           488

          363

          400

            427

            512

        1,702

        1,921


Antamina

33.8%

        1,043

           919

           934

            802

         1,297

        3,952

        4,272


Cannington

100%

        9,757

        7,689

        6,949

         7,323

         9,101

      31,062

      34,208


Olympic Dam (refined silver)

100%

           251

           207

           193

            214

            266

           880

           907


Pinto Valley

100%

                -

                -

                -

              11

              48

             59

                -


Total


      11,539

       9,178

       8,476

         8,777

       11,224

      37,655

      41,308

URANIUM OXIDE CONCENTRATE









Payable metal in concentrate (tonnes)










Olympic Dam

100%

        1,080

        1,042

        1,014

            933

         1,113

        4,102

        3,885


Total


        1,080

        1,042

        1,014

            933

         1,113

        4,102

        3,885

MOLYBDENUM









Payable metal in concentrate (tonnes)










Antamina

33.8%

           464

           454

           410

            321

            376

        1,561

        2,346


Total


           464

           454

           410

            321

            376

        1,561

        2,346

IRON ORE









Production ('000 tonnes) (d)










Newman (e)

85%

      13,132

      11,752

      12,809

       13,028

       15,408

      52,997

      51,326


Goldsworthy Joint Venture

85%

           143

           432

           378

            296

                 -

        1,106

           768


Area C Joint Venture

85%

      11,166

      10,937

      10,245

       10,983

       12,552

      44,717

      42,425


Yandi Joint Venture

85%

      13,595

      13,771

      15,954

       13,302

       17,027

      60,054

      53,536


Samarco

50%

        2,855

        2,880

        2,804

         2,596

         2,702

      10,982

      11,423


Total


      40,891

      39,772

      42,190

       40,205

       47,689

    169,856

    159,478

COAL










METALLURGICAL COAL









Production ('000 tonnes) (f)










BMA

50%

        4,105

        5,182

        5,440

         5,327

         6,696

      22,645

      18,611


BHP Mitsui Coal (g)

80%

        1,661

        1,766

        1,589

         1,862

         1,846

        7,063

        6,693


Illawarra

100%

        2,343

        1,990

        1,859

         1,777

         2,316

        7,942

        7,926


Total


        8,109

        8,938

        8,888

         8,966

       10,858

      37,650

      33,230

ENERGY COAL









Production ('000 tonnes)










South Africa

100%

        8,313

        8,454

        7,969

         7,302

         7,902

      31,627

      33,279


USA

100%

        2,673

        3,871

        2,798

         2,835

         3,734

      13,238

        9,412


Australia

100%

        4,393

        4,453

        4,827

         3,837

         4,893

      18,010

      16,757


Colombia

33%

        3,105

        2,829

        2,662

         1,512

         3,014

      10,017

      11,663


Total


      18,484

      19,607

      18,256

       15,486

       19,543

      72,892

      71,111


Refer footnotes on page 4.








ALUMINIUM, MANGANESE AND NICKEL









ALUMINA









Saleable production ('000 tonnes)










Worsley

86%

           730

           859

           944

            911

            961

        3,675

        2,917


Alumar

36%

           309

           311

           288

            302

            304

        1,205

        1,235


Total


        1,039

        1,170

        1,232

         1,213

         1,265

        4,880

        4,152

ALUMINIUM









Production ('000 tonnes)










Hillside

100%

           117

          139

          167

            178

            181

           665

           621


Bayside

100%

             23

            24

            24

              24

              24

             96

             98


Alumar

40%

             42

             39

             39

              37

              39

           154

           170


Mozal

47%

             66

             67

             67

              64

              66

           264

           264


Total


           248

          269

          297

            303

            310

        1,179

        1,153

MANGANESE ORES









Saleable production ('000 tonnes)










South Africa (h)

44.4%

           989

           858

           834

            859

            939

        3,490

        3,625


Australia (h)

60%

        1,077

        1,288

        1,283

         1,149

         1,307

        5,027

        4,306


Total


        2,066

        2,146

        2,117

         2,008

         2,246

        8,517

        7,931

MANGANESE ALLOYS









Saleable production ('000 tonnes)










South Africa (h) (i)

60%

             75

             93

             91

              86

            104

           374

           404


Australia (h)

60%

                -

             37

             62

              57

              78

           234

           198


Total


             75

           130

           153

            143

            182

           608

           602

NICKEL









Saleable production ('000 tonnes)










Cerro Matoso

99.9%

          12.8

          13.3

          12.4

           12.3

           12.8

          50.8

          48.9


Nickel West

100%

          29.9

          23.7

          22.3

           29.8

           27.5

        103.3

        109.0


Total


          42.7

          37.0

          34.7

           42.1

           40.3

        154.1

        157.9

OTHER









DIAMONDS









Production ('000 carats)










EKATI

80%

           413

           313

           295

            322

              42

           972

        1,784

 

(a) LPG and ethane are reported as Natural Gas Liquid (NGL). Product-specific conversions are made and NGL is reported in barrels of oil equivalent (boe).

(b) Metal production is reported on the basis of payable metal.

(c) Includes Cerro Colorado and Spence.

(d) Iron ore production is reported on a wet tonnes basis.

(e) Newman includes Mt Newman Joint Venture and Jimblebar.

(f) Metallurgical coal production is reported on the basis of saleable product.  Production figures include some thermal coal.

(g) Shown on 100% basis.  BHP Billiton interest in saleable production is 80%.

(h) Shown on 100% basis.  BHP Billiton interest in saleable production is 60%, except Hotazel Manganese Mines which is 44.4%.

(i) Production includes Medium Carbon Ferro Manganese.

 

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PETROLEUM









BHP Billiton attributable production unless otherwise stated.

CRUDE OIL AND CONDENSATE ('000 barrels)









Bass Strait


        2,357

        2,569

        2,081

         1,934

         2,229

        8,813

        9,359


North West Shelf


        1,587

        1,867

        1,829

         1,526

         1,646

        6,868

        6,344


Stybarrow


           635

           534

           464

            323

            401

        1,722

        3,260


Pyrenees


        2,482

        2,605

        2,379

         1,659

         1,817

        8,460

      12,130


Other Australia (a)


             13

             17

             15

              15

              12

             59

             52


Atlantis (b)


             39

        1,554

        2,376

         1,471

         2,594

        7,995

        6,772


Mad Dog (b)


                -

           369

           906

            791

            649

        2,715

                -


Shenzi (b)


        3,607

        3,783

        4,008

         3,580

         3,378

      14,749

      15,645


Onshore US (c)


        2,434

        2,358

        2,658

         3,071

         3,614

      11,701

        6,939


Trinidad/Tobago


           488

           376

           362

            331

            259

        1,328

        1,873


Other Americas (b) (d)


           348

           367

           410

            384

            403

        1,564

        1,468


UK



           367

           260

           355

            326

            282

        1,223

        1,575


Algeria (e)


        1,291

        1,309

        1,316

         1,207

         1,210

        5,042

        5,462


Pakistan


             78

             68

             69

              71

              65

           273

           322


Total


      15,726

      18,036

      19,228

       16,689

       18,559

      72,512

      71,201

NATURAL GAS (billion cubic feet)










Bass Strait


        31.47

        40.06

        26.67

         23.38

         33.63

      123.74

      106.74


North West Shelf


        29.80

        35.33

        34.09

         31.29

         30.29

      131.00

      124.93


Other Australia (a)


          4.87

          6.20

          5.48

           5.17

           4.54

        21.39

        18.30


Atlantis (b)


          0.01

          0.59

          0.89

           0.54

           0.83

          2.85

          2.50


Mad Dog (b)


                -

          0.06

          0.18

           0.15

           0.05

          0.44

                -


Shenzi (b)


          0.47

          2.11

          0.94

           0.81

           0.78

          4.64

          2.22


Onshore US (c)


      124.53

      122.59

      123.03

       115.69

       118.08

      479.39

      447.92


Trinidad/Tobago


          9.54

          9.21

          9.15

           8.84

           9.07

        36.27

        38.07


Other Americas (b) (d)


          0.79

          0.35

          0.48

           0.59

           0.29

          1.71

          4.05


UK



          5.54

          3.29

          5.26

           6.44

           4.09

        19.08

        19.99


Pakistan


        14.23

        13.06

        13.49

         14.37

         12.84

        53.76

        57.54


Total


      221.25

      232.85

      219.66

       207.27

       214.49

      874.27

      822.26

NGL ('000 barrels of oil equivalent)










Bass Strait


        1,738

        2,053

        1,342

         1,405

         1,753

        6,553

        6,323


North West Shelf


           342

           385

           354

            323

            312

        1,374

        1,620


Atlantis (b)


               1

             54

           209

              96

            200

           559

           465


Mad Dog (b)


                -

             16

             72

              55

                 -

           143

                -


Shenzi (b)


           244

           370

           324

            269

            224

        1,187

        1,124


Onshore US (c)


        1,388

        1,516

        1,736

         2,004

         2,375

        7,631

        4,022


Other Americas (b) (d)


             24

             17

             16

              13

                9

             55

           133


UK



             21

                -

             11

              17

                9

             37

             96


Algeria (e)


                -

                -

                -

                 -

                 -

                -

           302


Total


        3,758

        4,411

        4,064

         4,182

         4,882

      17,539

      14,085

TOTAL PETROLEUM PRODUCTS


        56.36

        61.25

        59.90

         55.42

         59.19

      235.76

      222.34

(million barrels of oil equivalent) (f)









 

(a) Other Australia includes Minerva.

(b) Gulf of Mexico volumes are net of royalties.

(c) Petrohawk Energy Corporation acquisition completed on 20 August 2011. Onshore US volumes are net of mineral holder royalties.

(d) Other Americas includes Neptune, West Cameron 76, Genesis and Starlifter. West Cameron 76 and Starlifter were divested in May 2012.

(e) Algeria includes ROD and Ohanet. The Ohanet Risk Sharing Contract expired in October 2011.

(f) Total barrels of oil equivalent (boe) conversions are based on 6,000 scf of natural gas equals 1 boe.

 

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COPPER









BHP Billiton attributable production and sales unless otherwise stated.  Metals production is payable metal unless otherwise stated.

Escondida, Chile










Material mined (100%)

('000 tonnes)

    109,724

    102,499

      96,938

       94,567

       98,665

    392,669

    378,203


Sulphide ore milled (100%)

('000 tonnes)

      18,640

      16,850

      18,796

       18,964

       19,295

      73,905

      65,781


Average copper grade

(%)

1.37%

1.35%

1.39%

1.44%

1.42%

1.40%

1.13%


Production ex mill (100%)

('000 tonnes)

        211.7

        185.2

        216.6

         229.3

         231.9

        863.0

        601.0


Production










Payable copper

('000 tonnes)

        115.8

        101.2

        120.7

         128.0

         128.2

        478.1

        333.8


Payable gold concentrate

(fine ounces)

      12,817

       9,747

     10,556

       10,710

       10,116

      41,129

      50,854


Copper cathode (EW)

('000 tonnes)

          48.7

          41.6

          40.8

           43.3

           45.6

        171.3

        172.0


Payable silver concentrate

('000 ounces)

           488

          363

          400

            427

            512

        1,702

        1,921


Sales










Payable copper

('000 tonnes)

        113.1

         95.2

       130.3

         124.1

         131.2

        480.8

        327.0


Payable gold concentrate

(fine ounces)

      12,683

        8,999

      11,060

       10,537

         9,103

      39,699

      50,090


Copper cathode (EW)

('000 tonnes)

          53.4

          38.8

          46.8

           34.0

           54.6

        174.2

        168.7


Payable silver concentrate

('000 ounces)

           483

           324

           444

            414

            522

        1,704

        1,899

Pampa Norte, Chile










Cerro Colorado










Material mined

('000 tonnes)

      16,246

      16,067

      15,722

       14,964

       16,303

      63,056

      64,094


Ore milled

('000 tonnes)

        4,388

        4,505

        4,206

         4,350

         4,351

      17,412

      17,897


Average copper grade

(%)

0.61%

0.55%

0.66%

0.65%

0.82%

0.67%

0.69%


Production










Copper cathode (EW)

('000 tonnes)

          18.7

          17.8

          17.9

           14.6

           21.2

          71.5

          83.4


Sales










Copper cathode (EW)

('000 tonnes)

          19.1

          16.1

          18.8

           13.7

           21.7

          70.3

          85.5


Spence










Material mined

('000 tonnes)

      28,594

      27,541

      25,999

       28,861

       28,646

    111,047

    104,903


Ore milled

('000 tonnes)

        3,604

        3,752

        4,161

         4,041

         4,146

      16,100

      16,654


Average copper grade

(%)

1.28%

1.17%

1.29%

1.38%

1.16%

1.25%

1.32%


Production










Copper cathode (EW)

('000 tonnes)

          43.4

          34.9

          40.9

           41.8

           43.5

        161.1

        180.3


Sales










Copper cathode (EW)

('000 tonnes)

          51.3

          31.1

          42.6

           29.8

           57.9

        161.4

        185.2

Antamina, Peru










Material mined (100%)

('000 tonnes)

      48,256

      54,482

      49,246

       48,032

       56,254

    208,014

    172,701


Sulphide ore milled (100%)

('000 tonnes)

      12,295

      12,274

      11,752

       10,330

       12,424

      46,780

      41,509


Average head grades










 - Copper

(%)

1.01%

1.15%

1.16%

0.88%

1.03%

1.06%

1.09%


 - Zinc

(%)

0.80%

0.66%

0.64%

0.93%

1.02%

0.81%

0.76%


Production










Payable copper

('000 tonnes)

          34.9

          40.2

          39.6

           25.2

           34.7

        139.7

        127.0


Payable zinc

(tonnes)

      18,208

      14,514

      12,587

       19,148

       25,675

      71,924

      57,540


Payable silver

('000 ounces)

        1,043

           919

           934

            802

         1,297

        3,952

        4,272


Payable lead

(tonnes)

           333

           260

           198

            181

            368

        1,007

           788


Payable molybdenum

(tonnes)

           464

           454

           410

            321

            376

        1,561

        2,346


Sales










Payable copper

('000 tonnes)

          32.7

          39.7

          42.7

           24.1

           31.9

        138.4

        123.3


Payable zinc

(tonnes)

      18,174

      15,519

      17,874

       16,062

       22,560

      72,015

      53,878


Payable silver

('000 ounces)

           896

           849

        1,101

            772

         1,165

        3,887

        3,783


Payable lead

(tonnes)

             48

           330

           276

            115

            262

           983

           478


Payable molybdenum

(tonnes)

           488

           536

           381

            371

            283

        1,571

        2,297

Cannington, Australia










Material mined

('000 tonnes)

           880

           717

           817

            810

            802

        3,146

        3,233


Ore milled

('000 tonnes)

           845

           773

           793

            713

            866

        3,145

        3,337


Average head grades










 - Silver

(g/t)

           417

           355

           317

            364

            401

           360

           372


 - Lead

(%)

8.6%

7.6%

7.0%

7.7%

9.1%

7.9%

8.3%


 - Zinc

(%)

2.5%

2.5%

2.9%

2.7%

3.8%

3.0%

2.8%


Production










Payable silver

('000 ounces)

        9,757

        7,689

        6,949

         7,323

         9,101

      31,062

      34,208


Payable lead

(tonnes)

      63,334

      51,923

      45,937

       48,899

       66,666

    213,425

    239,090


Payable zinc

(tonnes)

      12,540

      11,408

      13,622

       11,045

       20,206

      56,281

      54,677


Sales










Payable silver

('000 ounces)

      10,784

        8,506

        6,694

         7,265

         7,793

      30,258

      33,259


Payable lead

(tonnes)

      73,400

      59,042

      46,319

       48,661

       64,633

    218,655

    237,342


Payable zinc

(tonnes)

      14,399

      10,379

      16,321

         9,439

       21,056

      57,195

      54,991

Olympic Dam, Australia










Material mined (a)

('000 tonnes)

        2,629

        2,226

        2,123

         2,448

         2,750

        9,547

      10,001


Ore milled

('000 tonnes)

        2,475

        2,471

        2,435

         2,353

         2,641

        9,900

        9,581


Average copper grade

(%)

1.86%

1.90%

1.71%

1.73%

1.86%

1.80%

1.98%


Average uranium grade

(kg/t)

          0.55

          0.54

          0.51

           0.50

           0.56

          0.53

          0.54


Production










Copper cathode (ER)

('000 tonnes)

          46.0

          34.0

          30.4

           44.7

           45.1

        154.2

        180.3


Copper cathode (EW)

('000 tonnes)

            3.8

            3.0

            3.2

             3.0

             2.8

          12.0

          12.3


Uranium oxide concentrate

(tonnes)

        1,080

        1,042

        1,014

            933

         1,113

        4,102

        3,885


Refined gold

(fine ounces)

      27,752

      23,017

      24,215

       27,531

       38,477

    113,240

    117,845


Refined silver

('000 ounces)

           251

           207

           193

            214

            266

           880

           907


Sales










Copper cathode (ER)

('000 tonnes)

          47.8

          35.1

          33.2

           40.1

           46.4

        154.8

        180.3


Copper cathode (EW)

('000 tonnes)

            3.1

            3.4

            2.7

             3.1

             3.5

          12.7

          12.1


Uranium oxide concentrate

(tonnes)

        1,252

           615

        1,343

            816

         1,374

        4,148

        3,928


Refined gold

(fine ounces)

      29,257

      20,949

      25,227

       24,678

       38,394

    109,248

    119,395


Refined silver

('000 ounces)

           200

           265

           169

            211

            275

           920

           912


(a) Material mined refers to run of mine ore mined and hoisted.

Pinto Valley, US (a)










Production










Payable copper

('000 tonnes)

                -

                -

            0.5

             5.3

           10.8

          16.6

                -


Copper cathode (EW)

('000 tonnes)

            1.2

            1.2

            1.2

             1.2

             1.3

            4.9

            5.4


Payable silver

('000 ounces)

                -

                -

                -

              11

              48

             59

                -


Sales










Payable copper

('000 tonnes)

                -

                -

                -

             2.6

             9.9

          12.5

                -


Copper cathode (EW)

('000 tonnes)

            1.2

            1.2

            1.2

             1.1

             1.4

            4.9

            5.3


Payable silver

('000 ounces)

                -

                -

                -

              11

              48

             59

                -

 

(a) Mining operations at Pinto Valley were restarted during the December 2012 quarter.

 

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IRON ORE









BHP Billiton attributable production and sales unless otherwise stated.

('000 tonnes)









IRON ORE (a)









Pilbara, Australia










Production










Newman (b)


      13,132

      11,752

      12,809

       13,028

       15,408

      52,997

      51,326


Goldsworthy Joint Venture


           143

           432

           378

            296

                 -

        1,106

           768


Area C Joint Venture


      11,166

      10,937

      10,245

       10,983

       12,552

      44,717

      42,425


Yandi Joint Venture


      13,595

      13,771

      15,954

       13,302

       17,027

      60,054

      53,536


Total (BHP Billiton share)


      38,036

      36,892

      39,386

       37,609

       44,987

    158,874

    148,055


Total production (100%)


      44,748

      43,403

      46,337

       44,245

       52,926

    186,911

    174,182


Sales










Lump


        9,100

        8,338

        9,806

         9,339

       11,284

      38,767

      33,779


Fines


      28,870

      28,718

      30,479

       28,370

       34,621

    122,188

    113,110


Total (BHP Billiton share)


      37,970

      37,056

      40,285

       37,709

       45,905

    160,955

    146,889


Total sales (100%)


      44,670

      43,595

      47,393

       44,363

       54,006

    189,357

    172,810

Samarco, Brazil










Production


        2,855

        2,880

        2,804

         2,596

         2,702

      10,982

      11,423


Sales


        2,778

        2,622

        3,227

         2,515

         2,651

      11,015

      11,118

 

(a) Iron ore production and sales are reported on a wet tonnes basis.

(b) Newman includes Mt Newman Joint Venture and Jimblebar.

 

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BHP Billiton attributable production and sales unless otherwise stated.

('000 tonnes)









METALLURGICAL COAL









Queensland, Australia










Production (a)










BMA










Blackwater


           991

        1,148

        1,588

         1,157

         1,539

        5,432

        4,435


Goonyella


        1,012

        1,535

        1,392

         1,478

         1,816

        6,221

        5,003


Peak Downs


           783

        1,029

        1,151

         1,225

         1,140

        4,545

        3,534


Saraji


           724

           773

           994

            711

            971

        3,449

        3,053


Norwich Park (b)


           193

                -

                -

                 -

                 -

                -

        1,175


Gregory Joint Venture (c)


           402

           697

           315

            657

            854

        2,523

        1,411


Daunia (d)


                -

                -

                -

              99

            376

           475

                -


BMA total


        4,105

        5,182

        5,440

         5,327

         6,696

      22,645

      18,611


BHP Mitsui Coal (e)










South Walker Creek


        1,034

        1,084

           864

         1,188

         1,215

        4,351

        4,081


Poitrel


           627

           682

           725

            674

            631

        2,712

        2,612


BHP Mitsui Coal total


        1,661

        1,766

        1,589

         1,862

         1,846

        7,063

        6,693


Queensland total


        5,766

        6,948

        7,029

         7,189

         8,542

      29,708

      25,304


Sales










Coking coal


        4,007

        4,058

        5,561

         4,933

         6,316

      20,868

      18,440


Weak coking coal


        1,512

        1,545

        1,820

         2,029

         2,417

        7,811

        6,545


Thermal coal


             90

           239

           237

              75

              30

           581

           397


Total


        5,609

        5,842

        7,618

         7,037

         8,763

      29,260

      25,382


 

(a) Metallurgical coal production is reported on the basis of saleable product. Production figures include some thermal coal.


(b) Norwich Park ceased production on 11 May 2012.


(c) Gregory open-cut ceased production on 10 October 2012.


(d) Daunia project achieved first production in the March 2013 quarter.


(e) Shown on 100% basis.  BHP Billiton interest in saleable production is 80%.

Illawarra, Australia










Production (a)


        2,343

        1,990

        1,859

         1,777

         2,316

        7,942

        7,926













Sales










Coking coal


        1,845

        1,775

        1,785

         1,595

         1,877

        7,032

        6,233


Thermal coal


           279

           502

           327

            145

            436

        1,410

        1,098


Total


        2,124

        2,277

        2,112

         1,740

         2,313

        8,442

        7,331


(a) Metallurgical coal production is reported on the basis of saleable product. Production figures include some thermal coal.

ENERGY COAL









South Africa










Production


        8,313

        8,454

        7,969

         7,302

         7,902

      31,627

      33,279


Sales










Export


        3,314

        3,385

        3,583

         3,604

         3,363

      13,935

      14,106


Local utility


        4,571

        4,869

        4,615

         4,171

         4,353

      18,008

      19,172


Inland


             74

             38

             28

              32

              24

           122

           448


Total


        7,959

        8,292

        8,226

         7,807

         7,740

      32,065

      33,726

New Mexico, US










Production










Navajo Coal


        1,853

        1,804

        1,377

         1,840

         1,523

        6,544

        7,004


San Juan Coal


           820

        2,067

        1,421

            995

         2,211

        6,694

        2,408


Total


        2,673

        3,871

        2,798

         2,835

         3,734

      13,238

        9,412


Sales - local utility


        2,773

        3,420

        3,265

         3,275

         2,815

      12,775

      12,568

NSW Energy Coal, Australia










Production


        4,393

        4,453

        4,827

         3,837

         4,893

      18,010

      16,757


Sales










Export


        4,388

        4,488

        4,187

         4,505

         4,289

      17,469

      14,637


Inland


           404

           250

           265

            174

            478

        1,167

        1,659


Total


        4,792

        4,738

        4,452

         4,679

         4,767

      18,636

      16,296

Cerrejon Coal, Colombia










Production


        3,105

        2,829

        2,662

         1,512

         3,014

      10,017

      11,663


Sales - export


        2,942

        2,630

        2,702

         1,774

         3,157

      10,263

      11,279

 

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ALUMINIUM, MANGANESE AND NICKEL









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ALUMINA










Saleable production










Worsley, Australia


           730

           859

           944

            911

            961

        3,675

        2,917


Alumar, Brazil


           309

           311

           288

            302

            304

        1,205

        1,235


Total


        1,039

        1,170

        1,232

         1,213

         1,265

        4,880

        4,152


Sales










Worsley, Australia


           750

           820

           916

            910

         1,031

        3,677

        2,928


Alumar, Brazil


           356

           352

           298

            296

            329

        1,275

        1,201


Total


        1,106

        1,172

        1,214

         1,206

         1,360

        4,952

        4,129

ALUMINIUM










Production










Hillside, South Africa


           117

           139

          167

            178

            181

           665

           621


Bayside, South Africa


             23

            24

            24

              24

              24

             96

             98


Alumar, Brazil


             42

             39

             39

              37

              39

           154

           170


Mozal, Mozambique


             66

             67

             67

              64

              66

           264

           264


Total


           248

          269

           297

            303

            310

        1,179

        1,153


Sales










Hillside, South Africa


           126

           139

           171

            166

            191

           667

           616


Bayside, South Africa


             21

             26

             26

              27

              26

           105

             97


Alumar, Brazil


             45

             46

             41

              39

              38

           164

           163


Mozal, Mozambique


             54

             58

             65

              76

              65

           264

           265


Total


           246

           269

           303

            308

            320

        1,200

        1,141

MANGANESE ORE










Saleable production










South Africa (a)


           989

           858

           834

            859

            939

        3,490

        3,625


Australia (a)


        1,077

        1,288

        1,283

         1,149

         1,307

        5,027

        4,306


Total


        2,066

        2,146

        2,117

         2,008

         2,246

        8,517

        7,931


Sales










South Africa (a)


           866

           878

           808

            835

            970

        3,491

        3,451


Australia (a)


        1,343

        1,171

           979

         1,326

         1,102

        4,578

        4,428


Total


        2,209

        2,049

        1,787

         2,161

         2,072

        8,069

        7,879

MANGANESE ALLOY










Saleable production










South Africa (a) (b)


             75

             93

             91

              86

            104

           374

           404


Australia (a)


                -

             37

             62

              57

              78

           234

           198


Total


             75

           130

           153

            143

            182

           608

           602


Sales










South Africa (a) (b)


           104

             74

           112

              89

            110

           385

           459


Australia (a)


             23

             46

             52

              68

              61

           227

           229


Total


           127

           120

           164

            157

            171

           612

           688


(a) Shown on 100% basis.  BHP Billiton interest in saleable production is 60%, except Hotazel Manganese Mines which is 44.4%.


(b) Production includes Medium Carbon Ferro Manganese.

NICKEL









Cerro Matoso, Colombia










Production


          12.8

          13.3

          12.4

           12.3

           12.8

          50.8

          48.9


Sales


          12.9

          12.3

          13.7

           13.0

           13.1

          52.1

          47.5

Nickel West, Australia










Saleable production










Nickel contained in concentrate


            2.3

            1.3

            4.1

             3.1

             3.0

          11.5

            9.0


Nickel contained in finished matte


          14.2

            5.8

            7.6

             9.7

             8.6

          31.7

          48.9


Nickel metal


          13.4

          16.6

          10.6

           17.0

           15.9

          60.1

          51.1


Nickel production


          29.9

          23.7

          22.3

           29.8

           27.5

        103.3

        109.0


Sales










Nickel contained in concentrate


            3.6

            1.6

            2.9

             3.1

             3.0

          10.6

            8.9


Nickel contained in finished matte


          16.7

            6.7

            7.0

             9.0

             9.7

          32.4

          50.9


Nickel metal


          15.7

          14.2

          12.8

           19.5

           17.7

          64.2

          50.2


Nickel sales


          36.0

          22.5

          22.7

           31.6

           30.4

        107.2

        110.0

 

 

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DIAMONDS









EKATI, Canada (a)










Ore processed (100%)

('000 tonnes)

        1,214

        1,042

           982

            954

            131

        3,109

        4,482


Production

('000 carats)

           413

           313

           295

            322

              42

           972

        1,784

 

(a) On 10 April 2013 BHP Billiton completed the sale of its diamonds business, comprising its interests in the EKATI Diamond Mine and Diamonds Marketing operations.


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