BHP raises copper production guidance for FY2020 on increased throughput at Escondida

Australia-headquartered BHP has raised its copper production target for its 2020 financial year ending June 2020, amid a context of tight availability for copper concentrates and a drop in treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) for the raw material this year.

Fastmarkets’ benchmark copper concentrate TC/RCs index cif Asia Pacific fell to a historical low of $52.50 per tonne / 5.25 cents per lb on Friday July 12. This represents a 39% decrease from $86.10 / 8.61 cents on July 13, 2018.

BHP’s production guidance for the 2020 financial year is 1.705-1.82 million tonnes, up from its 2019 production guidance of 1.62-1.705 million tonnes, mainly due to an...


Anna Xu

July 17, 2019

11:46 GMT