Coking coal headaches prompt BHP to cut production guidance

Original article by Matt Chambers
The Australian – Page: 15 & 16 : 19-Jan-18

BHP Billiton has advised that its overall production for 2017-18 is expected to be six per cent higher than previously. It had forecast seven per cent growth in production in October. Meanwhile, BHP’s coking coal production fell by eight per cent during the second quarter, to 10 million tonnes, but its iron ore output in the Pilbara increased by 11 per cent to a record 72 million tonnes. BHP will report its half-year results in February, with analysts expecting a underlying interim net profit of $US4.5bn ($5.6bn), compared with $US3.2bn previously.


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