SMM4, March 21: BHP Billiton today released production data for the first quarter of 2020. BHP Billiton produced a total of 425000 tonnes of copper in the first quarter of 2020, up 1 per cent from a year earlier and 7 per cent less than a month earlier.
Of this total, Escondida copper production in the first quarter was 290000 tons, an increase of 8% over the same period last year; Pampa Norte copper production was 64000 tons, down 4% from the same period last year; Olympic Dam copper production was 38000 tons, down 24% from the same period last year; and Antamina copper production was 33000 tons, down 5% from the same period last year.
So far, BHP Billiton has produced a total of 1.31 million tonnes of copper in the first three quarters of fiscal 2020 (July 2019 to March 2020), up 5 per cent from a year earlier, with a target of 170.5-1.82 million tonnes for the whole of FY2020, which remains unchanged for the time being.
Production data for the first quarter of 2020
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