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Notes to the financial statements

5. Exploration expenditure

Exploration expenditure is stated before special items.

US$ million 2009 2008
By commodity(1)    
Platinum group metals 17 36
Copper 43 60
Nickel 22 20
Iron ore 8 18
Metallurgical coal 10 17
Thermal coal 25 18
Zinc 10 8
Central exploration activities 37 35
  172 212
(1)
Following the portfolio and management structure changes announced in October 2009, exploration expenditure is presented by commodity. Comparatives have been reclassified to align with current year presentation.

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Annual Report 2009