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Rio Tinto's profit rose against the market, accounting for nearly 40% of China's revenue

Rio Tinto's profit rose against the market, accounting for nearly 40% of China's revenue

China Construction machinery information

despite the continuous decline in commodity prices over the past year, Australian iron ore production giant Rio Tinto's performance in 2014 was strong. Due to substantial cost cutting and production increase, Rio Tinto's net profit increased to $6.5 billion in 2014, an increase of 78% over 2013, nearly doubling

On March 4, Ren binyan, President of Rio Tinto China, said that it was expected that the iron ore market in 2015 was still not optimistic, and Rio Tinto would continue to save costs and reduce expenses. "We will further save $750million this year, and the expenditure from 2015 to 2017 will not exceed $7billion."

he also said that the Chinese market is very important to Rio Tinto. "38.2% of its revenue comes from China, and Rio Tinto Group is extremely concerned about China's economic situation from top to bottom."

continue to cut costs

on February 12, Rio Tinto announced its 2014 financial report. Rio Tinto achieved a total revenue of $47.7 billion last year. Against the background of the continuous decline in iron ore and coal prices, this figure was $5.4 billion lower than that of fiscal 2013, but its net profit increased to $6.5 billion, an increase of 78% over the same period

Ren binyan said that the reason for the sharp increase in net profit was that Rio Tinto had vigorously cut costs over the past year, cut costs in project investment, and capital expenditure fell by $8.2 billion. The debt of US $12.5 billion decreased by US $5.6 billion compared with 2013, and the debt ratio of 19% performed well in the industry

specific to various fields, the annual revenue of iron ore business decreased by 18% to US $14.2 billion, and the net profit was US $8.107 billion, a decrease of US $1.751 billion or 17.76% from US $9.858 billion in 2013

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Ren binyan said that looking ahead to 2015, iron ore and other commodity markets are still not optimistic, so Rio Tinto will continue to vigorously cut costs, reduce expenses and improve production efficiency

in fact, in addition to reducing expenditure, Rio Tinto Group is also taking various means such as adjusting the structure to further control costs

On February 27, Rio Tinto confirmed to merge its coal business with its existing copper business, and the head of the copper business sector will take over the merged company. After the restructuring, Rio Tinto's business cluster will be reduced to four sectors, namely aluminum, copper and coal, diamonds and industrial minerals and iron ore. Ren binyan explained that the merger of coal and copper businesses is also out of consideration of cost control and cost savings

in terms of iron ore, Ren binyan said that Rio Tinto would continue to increase production according to its previous plan. "Despite the current downturn in iron ore prices, Rio Tinto's decision to increase production is based on longer-term market supply and demand considerations." In fact, similar to Rio Tinto, mining giants such as vale and BHP Billiton are also adopting the strategy of large-scale production increase to continue to put pressure on high-cost suppliers

38.2% of the revenue comes from China

Ren binyan specially emphasized the importance of the Chinese market at the exchange meeting. "In Rio Tinto's 2014 performance, China's revenue was 19.1 billion, that is, 38.2% of Rio Tinto's revenue came from China. Rio Tinto Group pays great attention to China's economic development from top to bottom."

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the rising momentum of cobalt price Rio Tinto's iron ore production reached 300 million tons at the end of 2014 from 260 million tons in 2013. Ren binyan said that two-thirds of the iron ore is sold to the Chinese market, and Rio Tinto has accumulated billions of dollars to purchase from China over the years

last November, Rio Tinto signed a long-term global procurement agreement with Xiangdian heavy industry group, which is the first time Rio Tinto has signed a global procurement contract with a Chinese enterprise. "This also shows Rio Tinto's confidence in China's manufacturing industry, and it is also an important manifestation of Rio Tinto's support for Chinese enterprises to go global and improve the technological capabilities and core competitiveness of Chinese enterprises."

Ren binyan said that in addition to Sinosteel and Baosteel, Rio Tinto's important partners in China, there is also one of its shareholders, Chinalco

Rio Tinto not only developed iron ore projects in Guinea, West Africa with Chinalco, but also jointly established a Sino foreign joint venture exploration company to carry out field drilling business in Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia and other places. This is also the first time that a foreign-funded company has participated in mineral exploration and development in China

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