BHP Billiton PLC operates in the Iron ores sector.
In addition to historical fundamental analyses, the complete report available to purchase compares BHP Billiton PLC with three other
iron ore producers in Europe:
Rio Tinto plc
sales of £32.00 billion [US$48.78 billion]
of which 48%
was Iron Ore),
(436.78 billion Russian Rubles [US$13.89 billion]
of which 61%
was Severstal Russian Seel), and
Anglo American PLC
(£18.06 billion [US$27.53 billion]
of which 22%
was Iron Ore & Manganese).
BHP Billiton PLC reported sales of £45.50 billion (US$69.36 billion)
June of 2012.
a very small
increase of 0.7%
versus 2011, when the company's sales were £45.20 billion.
Sales at BHP Billiton PLC have increased during each of the previous five years
(and since 2007, sales have increased a total of 124%).
Sales of Petroleum saw an increase
that was more than double the company's growth rate: sales were up
20.5% in 2012, from
£6.76 billion to £8.15 billion.
BHP Billiton PLC also saw significant increases in sales in
Iron Ore (up 10.7% to £14.24 billion)
Energy Coal (up 9.4% to £3.79 billion)
Not all segments of BHP Billiton PLC experienced an increase in sales in 2012:
sales of Group and Unallocated fell 23.5% to £161.91 million.
(However, this segment's sales were only a very small portion of the company's overall sales).
BHP Billiton PLC also experienced decreases in sales in
Base Metals (down 18.1% to £7.31 billion)
Aluminum (down 8.7% to £3.00 billion)
Manganese (down 11.2% to £1.36 billion)
Diamonds and Specialty Products (down 12.6% to £835.38 million)