BHP Group Plc (BHP.L) Announced, in its operational review for the half year ended 31 December 2018, that production guidance for the 2019 financial year remains unchanged for petroleum, iron ore, metallurgical coal and energy coal.
Total copper production guidance increased to between 1,645 and 1,740 kt and reflects the retention of Cerro Colorado.
Group copper equivalent production was broadly unchanged in the December 2018 half year, with volumes for the full year also expected to be in line with last year.
Full year unit costs for all major assets are expected to be in line with guidance, predominantly reflecting stronger anticipated volumes in the second half of the year.
All major projects under development are tracking to plan.
Productivity for the December 2018 half year has been impacted by unplanned production outages at Olympic Dam, Spence and Western Australia Iron Ore, with a total negative impact of approximately US$600 million.