BHP dials down copper target after unplanned outages

Original article by Peter Ker
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 19 & 24 : 18-Oct-18

BHP Billiton’s production report for the September quarter shows that the resources giant has scaled back its forecast for copper output in 2018-19. BHP expects full-year production to be within the range of 1.62 million to 1.705 million tonnes, compared with previous guidance of 1.67 million to 1.77 million tonnes. The downgrade has been attributed to disruptions at the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia and the Spence project in Chile. Meanwhile, BHP’s iron ore shipments totalled 69.42 million tonnes during the quarter, and the company still expects Pilbara iron ore volumes of 273 million to 283 million tonnes for the full year.

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BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, UBS HOLDINGS PTY LTD, RBC CAPITAL MARKETS

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