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Full Year 2019 Production Report

Baar, 4 February 2020

 

Production from own sources – Total1

 

 

2019

2018

Change
%

Copper  - excl. African Copper

                       kt

                1,001.3

               1,043.0

                        (4 )

Copper  -  African Copper, in development/optimisation phases

                       kt

                  369.9

                  410.7

                      (10 )

Copper

                       kt

                 1,371.2

                1,453.7

                        (6 )

Cobalt

                       kt

                    46.3

                   42.2

                       10

Zinc

                       kt

               1,077.5

                1,068.1

                          1

Lead

                       kt

                 280.0

                  273.3

                         2

Nickel

                       kt

                  120.6

                  123.8

                        (3 )

Gold

                     koz

                    848

                  1,003

                       (15 )

Silver

                     koz

                32,018

              34,880

                        (8 )

Ferrochrome

                       kt

                  1,438

                  1,580

                        (9 )

 

 

 

 

 

Coal - coking

                      mt

                      9.2

                      7.5

                       23

Coal - semi-soft

                      mt

                      6.4

                      3.9

                      64

Coal - thermal

                      mt

                   123.9

                   118.0

                         5

Coal

                      mt

                   139.5

                  129.4

                         8

 

 

 

 

 

Oil (entitlement interest basis)

                   kbbl

                   5,518

                 4,626

                        19

 

 

 

 

 

1. Controlled industrial assets and joint ventures only. Production is on a 100% basis, except as stated.

 

 

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Realised prices

 


Realised

LME (average 12 months)
$/t

           Difference
%

US$ million

¢/lb

$/t

Copper

                       257

                    5,666

                    6,005

                           (6 )

Zinc

                          111

                    2,457

                    2,548

                          (4 )

Nickel

                       639

                  14,088

                   13,944

                             1

  • The average spot Newcastle coal price for the period was $78/t. After applying a portfolio mix adjustment (component of our regular coal cash flow modelling guidance) of $7/t to reflect, amongst other factors, movements in pricing of non-NEWC quality coals, an average price of $71/t was realised across all coal sales volumes.

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Highlights

  • Own sourced copper production of 1,371,200 tonnes was 82,500 tonnes (6%) lower than in 2018. Approximately half of this (40,800 tonnes) related to the African Copper assets, with Katanga’s ramp-up (+82,100 tonnes, meeting its full-year revised target) partially offsetting Mutanda scaling down and placement into temporary care and maintenance and Mopani’s extensive smelter refurbishment shutdown. The remainder primarily comprised relatively minor portfolio changes and maintenance. 
  • Own sourced cobalt production of 46,300 tonnes was 4,100 tonnes (10%) higher than the comparable prior period, primarily reflecting Katanga’s ramp-up. 
  • Own sourced zinc production of 1,077,500 tonnes was in line with 2018, reflecting the effects of stronger production (mine restarts) in Australia and Peru, largely offset by reduced own sourced production at Kazzinc for safety reasons and expected lower zinc production from Antamina due to mine scheduling. Q4 2019 production was weaker than expected, primarily due to mechanical issues at the Ridder concentrator (Kazzinc), resulting in ore being stockpiled, in advance of its processing in 2020.
  • Own sourced nickel production of 120,600 tonnes was 3,200 tonnes (3%) lower than in 2018, mainly reflecting a number of maintenance stoppages at Koniambo, including a crane failure in December 2019.
  • Attributable ferrochrome production of 1,438,000 tonnes was 142,000 tonnes (9%) lower than in 2018, mainly reflecting additional maintenance days taken opportunistically in Q3 2019 during a period of high energy costs and low selling prices.
  • Coal production of 139.5 million tonnes was 10.1 million tonnes (8%) higher than in 2018, mainly reflecting the full-year effects of the acquisitions of HVO (acquired in May 2018) and Hail Creek (August 2018). Prodeco’s year over year contribution refelcted a period of additional mine development in the base period, while Cerrejon’s 2019 production was constrained by dust emissions control requirements.
  • Entitlement interest oil production of 5.5 million barrels was 0.9 million barrels (19%) higher than in 2018, reflecting the benefits of the drilling campaign in Chad and first oil from the Bolongo field in Cameroon.
  • Full year 2020 production guidance, consistent with that presented in the investor update on 3 December 2019, is set out on page 17.
  • The Group’s Resources and Reserves report for 2019 is also released today and is available on the Glencore website.

 

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