By Rhiannon Hoyle

 

BHP Group Ltd. on Thursday reported a 10% fall in iron-ore output quarter-on-quarter, but said production of metallurgical coal jumped by 20%.

The miner said it produced 59.7 million metric tons of iron ore in the January-March quarter. Volumes were weaker as Covid-19 infections affected labor availability at its pits, while the miner also grappled with a shortage of train drivers.

BHP said its production of metallurgical coal--which climbed to 10.6 million tons--was stronger because of lower rainfall than the prior period and improved truck productivity.

 

Write to Rhiannon Hoyle at rhiannon.hoyle@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

April 20, 2022 19:09 ET (23:09 GMT)

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