BHP hits iron ore record as copper disappoints

MINING goliath BHP Billiton is off to a cracking start to the 2012 financial year, slapping another record quarter of iron ore production from its Pilbara operations on the table and eclipsing analysts’ estimates. However, the same could not be said for the big Australian’s copper production.

BHP hits iron ore record as copper disappoints BHP hits iron ore record as copper disappoints BHP hits iron ore record as copper disappoints BHP hits iron ore record as copper disappoints BHP hits iron ore record as copper disappoints

In the latest three-month period, iron ore production came in at 39.57 million tonnes, up 24% from 31.98Mt in the previous corresponding period and up 11% from 32.6Mt in the June quarter 2011.

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