COPPER

OZ takeover delivers BHP copper boost

Copper was the star performer in BHP’s September quarter, as the multi-commodity miner enjoyed the benefit of the first full quarter of production from its A$9.6 billion OZ Minerals takeover, while other commodities were generally flat as the company completed multiple maintenance programs across its Australian operations.

Siobhan Lismore-Scott and Haydn Black
 BHP's Escondida mine continues to perform well. Source: BHP

BHP's Escondida mine continues to perform well. Source: BHP

The deal for OZ was concluded on May 2, and with a full September quarter of production from the Carrapateena and Prominent Hill operations under its belt, BHP reported an 11% boost in production of the...

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