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Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory & buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place) - clients include hedge funds, resi funds, & private investors.

4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

BHP production surges

BHP Billiton production is ramping up, just as for Rio Tinto. The trend for 2014 is declining capital expenditure and increasing production. SMH:

"Global miner BHP Billiton's third-quarter output of iron ore surged 23 per cent year-on-year to 48.8 million tonnes, while other key products reported strong growth too.

Petroleum product output rose 2 per cent year on year to 62.7 million barrels of oil equivalent, the miner said in a release this morning.

Output of coking coal rose by 14 per cent year-on-year to 10.2 million tonnes as steaming coal output rose a more modest 3 per cent to 19.6 million tonnes.

Copper production rose by 6 per cent to 403,300 tonnes.

BHP said the ongoing optimisation of production systems in the Pilbara region of Western Australia has helped it to raise forecast 2014 production of iron ore to 212 million tonnes."