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Production statistics

The figures below include the entire output of consolidated entities and the Group's attributable share of joint ventures, joint arrangements and associates where applicable, except for Collahuasi in Copper and De Beers which are quoted on a 100% basis.

Due to the portfolio and management structure changes announced in October 2009, the segments have changed from those reported at 31 December 2008. Comparatives have been reclassified to align with current year presentation.

      2009 2008
Platinum segment (troy ounces)(1)(2)        
Platinum     2,451,600 2,386,600
Palladium     1,360,500 1,318,800
Rhodium     349,900 299,300
      4,162,000 4,004,700
Nickel (tonnes)(3)     19,500 15,500
Copper (tonnes)(3)     11,200 8,800
Gold     90,900 78,500
(1)
See the published results of Anglo Platinum Limited for further analysis of production information.
(2)
Northam Platinum Limited was transferred to a disposal group in September 2007. Production information excludes Northam Platinum Limited. Northam Platinum Limited was sold on 20 August 2008.
(3)
Also disclosed within total attributable nickel and copper production.
      2009 2008
Diamonds segment (De Beers) (diamonds recovered - carats)
100% basis (Anglo American 45%)        
Debswana     17,734,000 32,276,000
Namdeb     929,000 2,122,000
De Beers Consolidated Mines     4,797,000 11,960,000
Williamson(1)     - 134,000
Canada     1,140,000 1,640,000
      24,600,000 48,132,000
(1)
Williamson was disposed of on 10 November 2008.
      2009 2008
Copper segment        
Collahuasi        
100% basis (Anglo American 44%)        
Ore mined   tonnes 71,197,800 57,699,800
Ore processed Oxide tonnes 7,293,800 7,317,400
  Sulphide tonnes 45,348,300 42,377,400
Ore grade processed Oxide % Cu 0.6 0.6
  Sulphide % Cu 1.1 1.1
Production Copper concentrate dry metric tonnes 1,837,900 1,574,000
  Copper cathode tonnes 43,100 49,400
  Copper in concentrate tonnes 492,700 415,000
Total copper production for Collahuasi   tonnes 535,800 464,400
Anglo American Sur        
Los Bronces mine        
Ore mined   tonnes 21,115,900 21,045,100
Marginal ore mined   tonnes 19,368,700 36,008,900
Las Tortolas concentrator Ore processed tonnes 20,512,300 20,012,700
  Ore grade processed % Cu 1.1 1.1
  Average recovery % 86.3 84.9
Production Copper concentrate dry metric tonnes 676,100 677,900
  Copper cathode tonnes 48,400 45,800
  Copper in concentrate tonnes 190,000 190,000
  Total tonnes 238,400 235,800
El Soldado mine        
Ore mined Open pit - ore mined tonnes 7,348,500 5,305,800
  Open pit - marginal ore mined tonnes 505,600 21,700
  Underground (sulphide) tonnes 1,501,000 1,312,700
  Total tonnes 9,355,100 6,640,200
Ore processed Oxide tonnes 1,689,700 821,800
  Sulphide tonnes 7,481,500 7,179,700
Ore grade processed Oxide % Cu 0.7 1.3
  Sulphide % Cu 0.7 0.8
Production Copper concentrate dry metric tonnes 158,700 174,100
  Copper cathode tonnes 4,200 6,700
  Copper in concentrate tonnes 37,200 43,100
  Total tonnes 41,400 49,800
Chagres Smelter        
  Copper concentrate smelted tonnes 140,900 148,400
Production Copper blister/anode tonnes 137,700 146,100
  Copper blister/anode (third party) tonnes 2,500 1,000
  Acid tonnes 457,600 486,600
Total copper production for Anglo American Sur(1) tonnes 282,300 286,600
Anglo American Norte        
Mantos Blancos mine        
Ore processed Oxide tonnes 4,361,300 4,694,800
  Sulphide tonnes 4,248,100 4,311,100
  Marginal ore mined tonnes 3,360,000 5,003,000
Ore grade processed Oxide % Cu (soluble) 0.7 0.7
  Sulphide % Cu (insoluble) 1.1 1.2
  Marginal ore % Cu (soluble) 0.3 0.3
Production Copper concentrate dry metric tonnes 125,100 132,300
  Copper cathode tonnes 37,600 34,300
  Copper cathode (third party) tonnes 8,600 5,300
  Copper in concentrate tonnes 44,000 46,800
  Total tonnes 90,200 86,400
Mantoverde mine        
Ore processed Oxide tonnes 9,676,300 9,556,900
  Marginal ore tonnes 4,058,000 4,300,400
Ore grade processed Oxide % Cu (soluble) 0.7 0.7
  Marginal ore % Cu (soluble) 0.3 0.4
Production Copper cathode tonnes 61,500 62,500
Total copper production for Anglo American Norte(1) tonnes 151,700 148,900
Total Copper segment copper production(1) tonnes 669,800 639,800
Platinum copper production(2)   tonnes 11,200 8,800
Black Mountain copper production   tonnes 2,200 2,500
Total attributable copper production(1)   tonnes 683,200 651,100
(1)
Includes total concentrate and cathode production and blister/anode produced from third party purchased material.
(2)
Northam Platinum Limited was transferred to a disposal group in September 2007. Production information excludes Northam Platinum Limited. Northam Platinum Limited was sold on 20 August 2008.
      2009 2008
Nickel segment        
Codemin        
Ore mined   tonnes 547,700 498,400
Ore processed   tonnes 512,000 475,900
Ore grade processed   % Ni 2.1 2.1
Production   tonnes 9,500 9,100
Loma de Níquel        
Ore mined   tonnes 822,700 811,000
Ore processed   tonnes 641,800 676,800
Ore grade processed   % Ni 1.6 1.6
Production   tonnes 10,400 10,900
Total Nickel segment nickel production   tonnes 19,900 20,000
Platinum nickel production(1)   tonnes 19,500 15,500
Total attributable nickel production   tonnes 39,400 35,500
(1)
Northam Platinum Limited was transferred to a disposal group in September 2007. Production information excludes Northam Platinum Limited. Northam Platinum Limited was sold on 20 August 2008.
      2009 2008
Iron Ore and Manganese segment        
Kumba Iron Ore        
Lump   tonnes 25,300,000 22,042,000
Fines   tonnes 16,643,000 14,657,000
Amapá(1)        
Sinter feed   tonnes 576,100 128,000
Pellet feed   tonnes 2,077,100 584,000
Total iron ore production   tonnes 44,596,200 37,411,000
Samancor(2)        
Manganese ore   tonnes 1,570,000 2,704,000
Manganese alloys(3)   tonnes 129,000 306,000
(1)
Production from Amapá is included from 5 August 2008. Amapá production for full year 2008 was 1.2 Mt. At 31 December 2009 Amapá was not in commercial production and therefore to this date all revenue and related costs were capitalised. Commercial production commenced on 1 January 2010.
(2)
Saleable production.
(3)
Production includes Medium Carbon Ferro Manganese.
      2009 2008
Coal (tonnes)        
Metallurgical Coal segment        
Australia        
Metallurgical     12,622,600 13,144,900
Thermal     14,051,800 14,696,300
Total Metallurgical Coal segment coal production     26,674,400 27,841,200
Thermal Coal segment        
South Africa        
Trade - Metallurgical     747,100 971,900
Trade - Thermal     22,185,900(1) 22,286,800
Eskom     36,225,100 36,158,100
      59,158,100(1) 59,416,800
South America        
Thermal     10,189,600 10,410,300
Total Thermal Coal segment coal production     69,347,700(1) 69,827,100
Other Mining and Industrial segment        
South America        
Thermal     750,700 1,074,200
Canada        
Metallurgical     645,300 632,300
Thermal     73,000 140,100
      718,300 772,400
Total Other Mining and Industrial segment coal production   1,469,000 1,846,600
Total coal production     97,491,100(1) 99,514,900
Coal (tonnes)        
Metallurgical Coal segment        
Australia        
Callide     8,766,400 9,582,700
Drayton     3,630,200 3,711,500
Capcoal     4,598,900 5,621,900
Jellinbah East     1,745,800 1,033,900
Moranbah     2,581,000 3,181,500
Dawson Complex     3,756,200 3,537,200
Foxleigh     1,595,900 1,172,500
Total Metallurgical Coal segment coal production     26,674,400 27,841,200
Thermal Coal segment        
South Africa        
Greenside     3,294,600 3,401,100
Goedehoop     6,905,000 7,449,400
Isibonelo     5,061,900 5,152,100
Kriel     11,161,700 10,344,400
Kleinkopje     4,414,000 4,545,600
Landau     4,231,500 4,089,300
New Denmark     3,728,900 5,272,500
New Vaal     17,553,700 17,034,400
Nooitgedacht     475,000 454,600
Mafube     2,212,800 1,673,400
Zibulo     119,000 -
      59,158,100(1) 59,416,800
South America        
Carbones del Cerrejón     10,189,600 10,410,300
Total Thermal Coal segment coal production     69,347,700(1) 69,827,100
Other Mining and Industrial segment        
South America        
Carbones del Guasare     750,700 1,074,200
Canada        
Peace River Coal     718,300 772,400
Total Other Mining and Industrial segment coal production   1,469,000 1,846,600
Total coal production     97,491,100(1) 99,514,900
Total coal production by commodity (tonnes)        
Metallurgical        
South Africa     747,100 971,900
Australia     12,622,600 13,144,900
Canada     645,300 632,300
Total metallurgical coal production     14,015,000 14,749,100
Thermal        
South Africa - Thermal     22,185,900(1) 22,286,800
South Africa - Eskom     36,225,100 36,158,100
Australia     14,051,800 14,696,300
South America     10,940,300 11,484,500
Canada     73,000 140,100
Total thermal coal production     83,476,100(1) 84,765,800
Total coal production     97,491,100(1) 99,514,900
(1)
Zibulo (previously Zondagsfontein) is currently not in commercial production and therefore all revenue and related costs associated with 119,000 tonnes of production have been capitalised.
      2009 2008
Other Mining and Industrial segment(1)        
Tarmac        
Aggregates   tonnes 70,437,100 93,095,000
Lime products   tonnes 1,214,400 1,353,000
Concrete   m3 3,521,200 6,312,000

       
Zinc and Lead        
Skorpion        
Ore mined   tonnes 1,495,900 1,390,400
Ore processed   tonnes 1,426,800 1,333,300
Ore grade processed Zinc % Zn 11.5 11.7
Production Zinc tonnes 150,400 145,400
Lisheen        
Ore mined   tonnes 1,534,500 1,561,900
Ore processed   tonnes 1,526,200 1,516,900
Ore grade processed Zinc % Zn 12.4 12.1
  Lead % Pb 1.8 1.6
Production Zinc in concentrate tonnes 171,800 167,200
  Lead in concentrate tonnes 19,200 15,900
Black Mountain        
Ore mined   tonnes 1,249,700 1,199,800
Ore processed   tonnes 1,293,200 1,204,800
Ore grade processed Zinc % Zn 2.8 3.0
  Lead % Pb 4.0 4.2
  Copper % Cu 0.3 0.4
Production Zinc in concentrate tonnes 28,200 27,900
  Lead in concentrate tonnes 49,100 47,000
  Copper in concentrate tonnes 2,200 2,500
Total attributable zinc production   tonnes 350,400 340,500
Total attributable lead production   tonnes 68,300 62,900

       
Scaw Metals        
South Africa Steel Products   tonnes 693,000 771,000
International Steel Products   tonnes 718,000 879,000

       
Niobium        
Catalão        
Ore mined   tonnes 906,700 768,100
Ore processed   tonnes 873,500 818,100
Ore grade processed   Kg Nb/tonne 9.3 11.1
Production   tonnes 5,100 4,600

       
Phosphates        
Copebrás        
Sodium tripolyphosphate   tonnes - 10,200
Phosphates   tonnes 829,000 982,100

       
Mineral Sands        
Namakwa Sands(2)        
Ore mined   tonnes - 13,418,600
Production Ilmenite tonnes - 240,900
  Rutile tonnes - 19,100
  Zircon tonnes - 97,400
Smelter production Slag tapped tonnes - 118,500
  Iron tapped tonnes - 78,800
(1)
Production for Coal Americas is included in Coal production section.
(2)
Production information included until date of disposal on 1 October 2008.

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Annual Report 2009