BHP Billiton Limited is a Public Company that is ranked number 3 out of the top 2000 companies in Australia. The company generates the majority of its income from the Metal Ore Mining in Australia industry.

In 2017 the company generated total revenue of $50,928,866,000 including sales and other revenue. In 2017 BHP Billiton Limited had 26146 employees in Australia including employees from all subsidiaries under the company's control.

The Chief Executive of BHP Billiton Limited is Dr Andrew Mackenzie whose official title is Chief Executive Officer. The Chairman of BHP Billiton Limited is Mr Jacques Nasser whose official title is Non-Executive Chairman. 

BHP Billiton Limited, now trading as BHP, is a diversified resources company which extracts, processes and markets metals, minerals, coal, iron ore and petroleum products to global markets.

The company operates through the following divisions:

  • Iron Ore - This division explores for and extracts iron ore, and is one of the largest suppliers of the commodity to global markets. The company operates in Brazil through Samarco, a joint venture with Brazilian miner Vale, and in the Pilbara region of Western Australia through a joint venture with Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto.
  • Coal - This division produces and markets thermal coal for use in industrial applications and power generation. BHP has mine operations in Australia, South Africa, North and South America. This division also produces and markets hard coking coal for use in the manufacture of steel. BHP supplies the global market through its mines in Queensland and New South Wales and interests in Indonesia. The company owns 50% of BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, 80% of BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal, 75% of IndoMet Coal Project and 100% of Illawarra Coal.
  • Petroleum and Potash - BHP Billiton Petroleum explores for and extracts petroleum and gas and markets them to more than a dozen countries around the world. Products from this division include crude oil and condensate, natural gas, LPG and LNG. Some of the projects the group is involved in include projects in Shenzi and Pyrenees. This division is also involved in potash pre-development.
  • Copper - This division is involved in the exploration for and mining of copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium and gold. The Company’s uranium business is currently comprised of world’s largest uranium deposit in Olympic Dam. This division overlooks the mining, processing, smelting and refining of the multi-mineral ore body to final products. The Olympic Dam mine produces copper for customers in Europe, Australia and Asia and also gold and silver for the Australian Perth Mint.

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