Australia is among the world’s top countries in mining countries. Almost half of the imports from Australia consist of mined commodities. To secure a position among the top countries, multiple big mining companies have put significant projects in place to increase the mining output. Here is a list of the top mining companies in Australia.
The headquarters of the company is located in Melbourne, and it is well known for the extraction and refining of minerals. BHP is not only prominent in Australia but is also ranks among the biggest mining company in the world. The company has undertaken numerous mining projects in the line of minerals, oil and even gas. BHP has been around for quite some time and has thousands of workers. Final products from the company are exported worldwide and contribute a fair percentage of the overall exports from the country.
Like BHP, Rio Tonto’s headquarters are based in Melbourne, and the company has also employed thousands of employees. It has been ranked as the second-largest mining company in Australia and has received some recognition worldwide. Unlike BHP Group, which has also invested in oil mining and refining, Rio Tonto majorly focuses on metals. The company is known for mining precious metals, including titanium. Although the headquarters are based in Australia, Rio has branches in over 35 countries. The company’s contribution to the overall imports is also high.
With a market capital of over 23 million dollars, the company majorly focuses on the mining of metals. The company has its headquarters based in Perth and currently runs two mine hubs and has a third one being prepared. The exports from the company have been steady with the metals weighing an average of 170 tonnes per year. The company has employed over 5000 people and has the potential to hire more people after the third hub is completed.