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Company Glencore PLC
TIDM GLEN
Headline Third Quarter 2019 Production Report
Released 07:00 25-Oct-2019
Number 0845R07

RNS Number : 0845R
Glencore PLC
25 October 2019
 

GLENCORE PLC

NEWS RELEASE

Baar, 25 October 2019

Third Quarter 2019 Production Report

 

 

 

 

Production from own sources - Total1








YTD 2019

YTD 2018

Change
%

      Copper  - excl. African Copper

kt

732.6

765.2

(4)

      Copper  -  African Copper, in development/optimisation phases

kt

283.2

297.9

(5)

Copper

kt

1,015.8

1,063.1

(4)

Cobalt

kt

34.4

28.5

21

Zinc

kt

809.2

786.0

3

Lead

kt

219.8

196.5

12

Nickel

kt

89.4

90.9

(2)

Gold

koz

622

774

(20)

Silver

koz

23,733

26,339

(10)

Ferrochrome

kt

1,030

1,145

(10)






Coal

mt

104.0

96.7

8






Oil (entitlement interest basis)

kbbl

3,638

3,356

8






 

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

 

 

Highlights

•       Own sourced copper production of 1,015,800 tonnes was 47,300 tonnes (4%) lower than the comparable prior period, mainly reflecting: (i) Mutanda's re-optimised 100,000 tonnes p.a. plan (from 200,000 tonnes), impacting the current period by 67,000 tonnes; (ii) Mopani's smelter shut for extensive refurbishment (21,600 tonnes of metal); and (iii) disposal/depletion of 2 South American assets in the base period (20,200 tonnes), partly offset by Katanga's ramp-up (66,500 tonnes favourable).

•       Own sourced cobalt production of 34,400 tonnes was 5,900 tonnes (21%) higher than the comparable prior period, primarily reflecting Katanga's ramp-up.

•       Own sourced zinc production of 809,200 tonnes was 23,100 tonnes (3%) higher than the comparable prior period, mainly reflecting the contribution of Lady Loretta mine (Mount Isa) and stronger production at McArthur River, partly offset by lower production from Antamina, basis an expected temporary transition to lower zinc-bearing areas of the mine, and a reduction at Kazzinc, mainly related to ground stability issues at Tishinsky mine.

•       Own sourced nickel production of 89,400 tonnes was slightly (2%) lower than the comparable prior period, mainly relating to Koniambo, which experienced a challenging H1 2019 ramp-up period.

•       Attributable ferrochrome production of 1,030,000 tonnes was 115,000 tonnes (10%) lower than the comparable prior period, mainly relating to additional maintenance days undertaken in Q3 2019.

•       Coal production of 104.0 million tonnes was 7.3 million tonnes (8%) higher than the comparable prior period, mainly reflecting the full year effect of the HVO and Hail Creek acquisitions in 2018, and higher production at Prodeco following its increased mine development in 2018, partly offset by lower production from Cerrejón, due to dust constraints.

•       Entitlement interest oil production of 3.6 million barrels was 0.3 million barrels (8%) higher than the comparable prior period, reflecting increases in Chad associated with the ongoing drilling campaign and first oil from the Bolongo block in Cameroon, partly offset by natural declines in Equatorial Guinea.

To view the full report please click
https://www.glencore.com/dam/jcr:c993d93b-2c00-42f9-8f5c-b89e688228d8/GLEN-2019-Q3-ProductionReport.pdf

 

 

 

For further information please contact:

Investors




Martin Fewings

t: +41 41 709 2880

m: +41 79 737 5642

martin.fewings@glencore.com

Maartje Collignon

t: +41 41 709 32 69

m: +41 79 197 42 02

maartje.collignon@glencore.com

Media




Charles Watenphul

t: +41 41 709 2462

m: +41 79 904 3320

charles.watenphul@glencore.com


www.glencore.com

Glencore LEI: 2138002658CPO9NBH955

 

Notes for Editors

Glencore is one of the world's largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 60 commodities. The Group's operations comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites and oil production assets.

With a strong footprint in both established and emerging regions for natural resources, Glencore's industrial and marketing activities are supported by a global network of offices located in over 35 countries.

Glencore's customers are industrial consumers, such as those in the automotive, steel, power generation, battery manufacturing and oil sectors. We also provide financing, logistics and other services to producers and consumers of commodities. Glencore's companies employ around 158,000 people, including contractors.

Glencore is proud to be a member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the International Council on Mining and Metals. We are an active participant in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

 

 


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