GLN - Third Quarter 2020 Production Report
(Incorporated in Jersey under the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991)
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Baar, 30 October 2020
Third Quarter 2020 Production
Glencore Chief Executive Officer, Ivan Glasenberg:
“Glencore has delivered a solid third quarter operating performance, including the continued successful
ramp-up of Katanga, which remains on track to achieve design capacity by year end. Our teams have adapted
well to the numerous challenges presented by Covid-19.
“We maintain our 2020 full year production guidance, except coal, which was adjusted for the extended strike
at Cerrejon. We will provide a detailed business update, including progress on climate change initiatives
at our Investor Update on 4 December.”
Production from own sources – Total(1)
YTD 2020 YTD 2019 %
Copper kt 934.7 1,015.8 (8)
Cobalt kt 21.6 34.4 (37)
Zinc kt 860.1 809.2 6
Lead kt 194.3 219.8 (12)
Nickel kt 81.8 89.4 (9)
Gold koz 611 622 (2)
Silver koz 23,220 23,733 (2)
Ferrochrome kt 651 1,030 (37)
Coal - coking mt 5.6 6.1 (8)
Coal - semi-soft mt 3.6 5.1 (29)
Coal - thermal mt 74.3 92.8 (20)
Coal mt 83.5 104.0 (20)
Oil (entitlement interest basis) kbbl 3,360 3,638 (8)
1 Controlled industrial assets and joint ventures only. Production is on a 100% basis, except as stated.
• Changes in guidance reflect the tightening of most ranges and coal down 5mt (4%), accounting for the current
extended industrial strike at Cerrejón JV (Colombia).
Q1 Q2 Q3 Actual ROY Current Previous
YTD guidance guidance
2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020
Copper kt 293 295 347 935 320 1,255 ± 25 1,255 ± 35
Cobalt kt 6 8 8 22 6 28 ± 1 28 ± 2
Zinc kt 296 255 310 860 300 1,160 ± 25 (1) 1,160 ± 30
Nickel kt 28 27 27 82 32 114 ± 3 114 ± 4
Ferrochrome kt 388 78 185 651 349 1,000 ± 25 1,000 ± 25
Coal mt 32 26 26 84 25 109 ± 3 114 ± 3
1 Excludes Volcan
• The generally strong sequential quarterly production performance noted in the table above, in large part,
reflects reversal of the various short-term Covid-19 related shutdowns in Q2, as mandated by several
• Own sourced copper production of 934,700 tonnes was 81,100 tonnes (8%) lower than the comparable prior
period, reflecting Mutanda being on care and maintenance in the current period and the temporary suspension
of operations at Antamina in Q2, partly offset by a continued strong milling performance at Collahuasi and
• Own sourced cobalt production of 21,600 tonnes was 12,800 tonnes (37%) lower than the comparable prior
period, mainly reflecting Mutanda on care and maintenance, partly offset by Katanga’s ramp-up.
• Own source zinc production of 860,100 tonnes was 50,900 tonnes (6%) higher than the comparable prior period,
mainly reflecting: (i) higher zinc grades from Antamina notwithstanding the temporary Covid-related
suspension (21,800 tonnes); (ii) improved throughput at Mount Isa (14,900 tonnes); and (iii) the net
positive effect of 13,800 tonnes from Other South America owing to re-opening the short-life Iscaycruz mine
in Peru, offset by Covid-related slowdowns and suspensions.
• Own sourced nickel production of 81,800 tonnes was 7,600 tonnes (9%) lower than the comparable prior period,
mainly reflecting Koniambo running as a single-line operation for most of Q2/Q3, with Covid-related
restrictions on mobility affecting timing of maintenance.
• Attributable ferrochrome production of 651,000 tonnes was 379,000 tonnes (37%) lower than the comparable
prior period, primarily reflecting the Q2 South African lockdown measures. As of 1 September, four of the
five smelters were running. The competitive environment across the South African ferrochrome industry
continues to be challenging, in particular due to high input costs including electricity.
• Coal production of 83.5 million tonnes was 20.5 million tonnes (20%) lower than the comparable prior period,
reflecting Prodeco being on care and maintenance for most of 2020, disruptions at Cerrejón (initially Covid-
related, and lately due to industrial action), and targeted H2 volume reductions across the Australian
portfolio, during a time of weak market conditions.
• Entitlement interest oil production of 3.4 million barrels was 0.3 million barrels (8%) lower than the
comparable prior period, reflecting the temporary suspension of Chad operations since April 2020, partly
offset by new wells drilled in Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon.
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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
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