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Earth movers: the ten biggest mining companies by revenue

  1. Glencore plc – $170.49bn
    Glencore, operating as a diversified energy, company outstrips all competitors as the world’s biggest mining company despite significant profit falls, a trend witnessed by all miners, with only Vale registering a ’marginal’ loss. lists the world’s ten biggest mining companies based on 2015 revenues…read more
  2. BHP Billiton Limited – $44.63bn
    BHP Billiton Limited (BHP Billiton) is a multinational mining, metals and petroleum company that discovers, develops and markets natural resources such as metallurgical coal, copper, uranium and zinc. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, BHP Billiton operates in five business divisions: Petroleum and Potash, Copper, Iron Ore, Coal, and Other… read more
  3. Rio Tinto Plc – $34.83bn
    Rio Tinto Plc (Rio Tinto) is a mining company that produces and markets bauxite, aluminium, borates, coal, copper, iron ore, gold and uranium among other minerals and metals. With a presence in over 40 countries across six continents, Rio Tinto operates open pit and underground mines, mills, refineries, smelters and research and service facilities…read more
  4. Jiangxi Copper Corporation Limited – $28.62bn
    Jiangxi Copper Corporation Limited (JCCL) is one of the largest copper producers and fabricators in China in addition to its other mining interests. It owns and manages eight mines, three smelters, six copper fabrication companies, three precious and rare earth metal producers, and also conducts supplementary services through companies like JCCL Financial, Jinrui Futures Company and JCCL Logistics Company…read more
  5. China Shenhua Energy Company Limited (CSEC) – $27.28bn
    China Shenhua Energy Company Limited (CSEC) is an integrated energy company primarily engaged in the production and sale of coal and power, while it also has railway, port and shipping business interests…read more
  6. Vale S.A. – $25.66bn
    Headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Vale S.A. is a metal and mining company primarily involved in the exploration and production of ferrous and non-ferrous minerals. It produces coal, fertilisers, cobalt, gold, silver and platinum group metals, while it is the world’s largest producer of iron ore, iron ore pellets and nickel. Vale further owns railroads, maritime terminals, ports, floating transfer stations, maritime freight assets and distribution centers, and is involved in energy generation and steel making…read more
  7. Anglo American – $20.45bn
    Headquartered in London, UK, Anglo American is involved in the exploration, mining, processing and smelting of metals and minerals, with operations across southern Africa, South America, Australia, North America, Asia and Europe…read more
  8. Freeport-McMoRan – $15.87bn
    Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, US, Freeport-McMoRan is a diversified company involved in the production of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil and natural gas. It also owns and operates smelting and refining facilities…read more
  9. Corporacion Nacional delCobre de Chile (Codelco) – $11.69bn
    Headquartered in Santiago, Chile, Corporacion Nacional delCobre de Chile (Codelco) is a state-owned mining company involved in the exploration, development and commercialisation of copper mineral resources and byproducts such as molybdenum, cathodes, RAF ingots, concentrates, molybdenum, sulphuric acid and anodic slimes, and refined copper…read more
  10. Zijin Mining Group – $11.44bn
    Headquartered in Longyan, China, Zijin Mining Group is primarily involved in the exploration, mining and production of gold, copper, zinc, tungsten, iron ore and other base metals…read more
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