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Ferrous Metals

Business profile

  • Operations are mainly in South Africa, South America, Canada and Australia
  • Businesses produce iron ore, manganese and steel products for the mining and infrastructure sectors

Products and uses

  • Iron ore is the basic raw material used in steel production
  • Manganese is a key component in steelmaking
  • Steel products serve the construction, railway, power generation, mining, cement, marine and offshore oil industries
Financial highlights(1)
$ million 12 months
31 Dec 2007
12 months
31 Dec 2006
Operating profit 1,432 1,360
EBITDA 1,561 1,560
Net operating assets 3,987 2,796
Capital expenditure 471 582
Share of Group operating profit (%) 15% 15%
Share of Group net operating assets (%) 15% 13%

Coal

Business profile

  • Anglo Coal is one of the world’s largest private sector coal producers and exporters
  • Its operations are in South Africa, Australia, Colombia, Venezuela and Canada

Products and uses

  • About 40% of all electricity generated globally is powered by coal
  • Around 70% of the world’s steel industry uses coal and it is an important fuel for other industries
Financial highlights(1)(2)
$ million 12 months
31 Dec 2007
12 months
31 Dec 2006
Operating profit 614 862
EBITDA 882 1,082
Net operating assets 3,984 2,870
Capital expenditure 1,052 782
Share of Group operating profit (%) 6% 10%
Share of Group net operating assets (%) 15% 13%

Industrial Minerals

Business profile

  • Tarmac is the No. 1 UK producer of aggregates and asphalt and a leading producer of ready-mixed concrete
  • Its operations are primarily in the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East

Products and uses

  • Tarmac is involved in the production of crushed rock, sand, gravel, concrete and mortar, lime, cement and concrete products
Financial highlights(1)(2)
$ million 12 months
31 Dec 2007
12 months
31 Dec 2006
Operating profit 474 317
EBITDA 732 539
Net operating assets 4,509 4,185
Capital expenditure 274 279
Share of Group operating profit (%) 5% 4%
Share of Group net operating assets (%) 17% 20%

(1) Share of Group operating profit and share of Group net operating assets for both 2007 and 2006 is based on continuing operations and therefore excludes the contribution of Mondi and AngloGold Ashanti.

(2) In 2007, Copebrás and Yang Quarry were reclassified from Industrial Minerals to Base Metals and Coal respectively to align with internal management reporting. As such, the comparative data has been reclassified.