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BHP Operational Review for the Year Ended 30 June 2021

BHP Operational Review for the Year Ended 30 June 2021

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                             BHP OPERATIONAL REVIEW
                         FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2021

Note: All guidance is subject to further potential impacts from COVID-19 during
the 2022 financial year.

.    Record production was achieved at Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) and
     Goonyella. Olympic Dam achieved both the highest annual copper production
     since the acquisition by BHP in 2005 and the highest gold production ever
     for the operation. Escondida maintained average concentrator throughput at
     record levels despite a challenging operating environment in Chile as a
     result of impacts from COVID-19.

.    Petroleum production for the 2021 financial year was slightly above
     guidance. Full year production guidance for copper, iron ore, metallurgical
     coal and nickel were delivered, as was revised guidance for energy coal.

.    Full year unit cost guidance/(1)/ expected to be achieved for WAIO,
     Escondida and Queensland Coal (based on exchange rates of AUD/USD 0.70 and
     USD/CLP 769). Petroleum unit costs are expected to be slightly better than
     guidance. New South Wales Energy Coal (NSWEC) unit costs are expected to be
     marginally above guidance.

.    During the year, we successfully achieved first production at four major
     development projects, all of which were delivered on or ahead of schedule
     and on budget. The South Flank iron ore project in Western Australia and
     the Ruby oil and gas project in Trinidad and Tobago both achieved first
     production in May 2021. The Atlantis Phase 3 petroleum project and the
     Spence Growth Option copper project achieved first production in the first
     half of the 2021 financial year.

.    In exploration, we have continued to add to our early stage options in
     future facing commodities throughout the year, with the signing of an
     agreement for a nickel exploration alliance in Canada and of a farm-in
     agreement for the Elliott copper project in Australia. At Oak Dam in South
     Australia, next stage resource definition drilling to inform future design
     commenced in May 2021.

.    The financial results for the second half of the 2021 financial year are
     expected to reflect certain items as summarised in the table on page 3.

                                   FY21       Jun Q21
Production                      (vs FY20)  (vs Mar Q21) Jun Q21 vs Mar Q21 commentary
----------                     ----------- ------------ -----------------------------
Petroleum (MMboe).............    102.8        27.0     Increased volumes due to higher seasonal demand at Bass Strait
                                     (6%)         6%    and improved uptime at Atlantis.

Copper (kt)...................  1,635.7       403.0     Higher volumes as a result of the ongoing ramp up of concentrate
                                     (5%)         3%    production at Spence following first production at the Spence Growth
                                                        Option in December 2020.

Iron ore (Mt).................    253.5        65.2     Increased volumes at WAIO reflects record quarterly production at Mining
                                      2%          9%    Area C, which included first ore from South Flank in May 2021, and
                                                        continued strong operational performance enabled by improved supply
                                                        chain reliability.

Metallurgical coal (Mt).......     40.6        11.8     Higher volumes at Queensland Coal reflects a strong underlying
                                     (1%)        23%    operational performance, including record quarterly production at
                                                        Goonyella and BMA, following significant wet weather impacts in the
                                                        prior period.

Energy coal (Mt)..............     19.3         6.3     Higher volumes at NSWEC due to record wash plant performance and lower
                                    (17%)        31%    strip ratios, and significant weather impacts in the prior period.

Nickel (kt)...................     89.0        22.4     Higher volumes due to planned maintenance undertaken in the prior
                                     11%         10%    period.

Group copper equivalent production for the 2021 financial year was broadly in
line with the prior year. Group copper equivalent production for the 2022
financial year is expected to be in line with the 2021 financial year despite
continued impacts from a reduction in operational workforces in our Chilean
copper assets in response to COVID-19 and petroleum natural field decline.

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Summary

BHP Chief Executive Officer, Mike Henry:

"BHP safely delivered another year of excellent operational performance and its
second consecutive financial year with zero fatalities at our operated assets.
We set several production records and brought on four major projects safely, on
schedule and on budget.

This strong performance is a reflection of the capability and commitment of our
employees and contractors, the strength of our systems and the support of our
business partners.

We achieved production records at our Western Australia Iron Ore operations and
the Goonyella Riverside metallurgical coal mine in Queensland. We maintained
all-time high concentrator throughput at our Escondida copper mine in Chile.
Olympic Dam in South Australia had its highest annual copper production since
BHP acquired the asset in 2005, and its best-ever gold production.

South Flank, the largest and one of the most technically-advanced iron ore mines
in Australia, began production in May and will boost the overall quality of
BHP's iron ore product suite. In the same month, the Ruby project in Trinidad
and Tobago started production. Atlantis Phase 3 in the Gulf of Mexico and the
Spence expansion in Chile began production in the first half of the year.

BHP is in great shape. Our operations are performing well, we continue our track
record of disciplined capital allocation, and our portfolio is positively
leveraged to the megatrends of decarbonisation, electrification and population
growth."

Operational performance

Production and guidance are summarised below.

Note: All guidance is subject to further potential impacts from COVID-19 during
the 2022 financial year.

                                                          FY21   Jun Q21  Jun Q21
                                                   Jun     vs      vs       vs         FY22           FY22e
Production                                FY21     Q21    FY20   Jun Q20  Mar Q21    guidance        vs FY21
----------                              -------  ------  ------  -------  -------  -------------  -------------
Petroleum (MMboe)......................   102.8    27.0    (6%)      2%       6%        99 - 106     (4%) - 3%
Copper (kt)............................ 1,635.7   403.0    (5%)     (3%)      3%   1,590 - 1,760     (3%) - 8%
   Escondida (kt)...................... 1,068.2   246.7   (10%)    (16%)     (1%)  1,000 - 1,080     (6%) - 1%
   Pampa Norte (kt)....................   218.2    69.4   (10%)     27%      33%       330 - 370     51% - 70%
   Olympic Dam (kt)....................   205.3    50.8    20%       7%      (8%)      140 - 170  (32%) - (17%)
   Antamina (kt).......................   144.0    36.1    16%     103%       4%       120 - 140   (17%) - (3%)
Iron ore (Mt)..........................   253.5    65.2     2%      (2%)      9%       249 - 259     (2%) - 2%
   WAIO (Mt)...........................   251.6    64.2     1%      (4%)      9%       246 - 255     (2%) - 1%
   WAIO (100% basis) (Mt)..............   284.1    72.8     1%      (4%)      9%       278 - 288     (2%) - 1%
   Samarco (Mt)........................     1.9     1.0   100%     100%      17%           3 - 4    55% - 106%
Metallurgical coal (Mt)................    40.6    11.8    (1%)      2%      23%         39 - 44     (4%) - 8%
   Queensland Coal (100% basis)(Mt)....    72.5    21.1     0%       2%      22%         70 - 78     (3%) - 8%
Energy coal (Mt)/(i)/..................    19.3     6.3   (17%)     11%      31%         13 - 15  (33%) - (22%)
   NSWEC (Mt)..........................    14.3     4.5   (11%)     (8%)     51%         13 - 15     (9%) - 5%
   Cerrejon (Mt)/(i)/..................     5.0     1.8   (30%)    133%      (1%)            n/a           n/a
Nickel (kt)............................    89.0    22.4    11%      (6%)     10%         85 - 95     (4%) - 7%

(i)  We will no longer provide production guidance for Cerrejon reflecting the
     announced divestment of our interest in June 2021 and volumes will be
     reported separately from 1 July 2021 until transaction completion.

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Summary of disclosures

BHP expects its financial results for the second half of the 2021 financial year
to reflect certain items as summarised in the table below. The table does not
provide a comprehensive list of all items impacting the period. The financial
statements are the subject of ongoing work that will not be finalised until the
release of the financial results on 17 August 2021. Accordingly the information
is subject to update.

                                                                                      H2 FY21
                                                                                      impact
Description                                                                          US$M/(i)/           Classification/(ii)/
-----------                                                                         ----------   ----------------------------------
Unit costs for WAIO, Escondida and Queensland Coal are expected to be in                                            Operating costs
line with full year guidance (at guidance exchange rates), with Escondida
tracking towards the low end of guidance and WAIO tracking towards the
upper end of guidance

Note: stronger Australian dollar and Chilean peso than guidance rates in
the period/(iii)/
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Petroleum unit costs are expected to be slightly better than full year                                 (Down Arrow) Operating costs
guidance driven by higher than expected volumes
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NSWEC unit costs are expected to be marginally above full year guidance                                  (Up Arrow) Operating costs
largely as a result of lower volumes due to significant weather impacts
and an increased proportion of washed coal in response to widening price
quality differentials, consistent with our strategy to focus on higher
quality products
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Increase in closure and rehabilitation provision for closed mines                    375 - 425           (Up Arrow) Operating costs
(reported in group and unallocated, approximately 75 per cent of the
increase) and closed sites at Petroleum and WAIO
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Business development and evaluation expense for Petroleum                                   90   Development and evaluation expense
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Exploration expense (including petroleum and minerals exploration                          430                  Exploration expense
programs)
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Higher depreciation and amortisation mainly at Yandi (due to a decrease              450 - 500             (Up Arrow) Depreciation,
in life of mine) and Bass Strait (due to a decrease in estimated reserves)                             amortisation and impairments
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The Group's adjusted effective tax rate for FY21 is expected to be within                                          Taxation expense
the guidance range of 32 to 37 per cent
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Dividends paid to non-controlling interests                                             ~1,400    (Up Arrow) Financing cash outflow
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Impairment charge related to the announced divestment of Cerrejon (after tax)              ~85   (Up Arrow) Exceptional item charge
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Costs directly attributable to COVID-19 (after tax)/(iv)/                            150 - 200   (Up Arrow) Exceptional item charge
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Financial impact on BHP Brasil of the Samarco dam failure                  Refer footnote/(v)/   (Up Arrow) Exceptional item charge
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(i)   Numbers are not tax effected, unless otherwise noted.
(ii)  There will be a corresponding balance sheet, cash flow and/or income
      statement impact as relevant.
(iii) Average exchange rates for FY21 of AUD/USD 0.75 (guidance rate AUD/USD
      0.70) and USD/CLP 746 (guidance rate USD/CLP 769).
(iv)  Relates to additional costs incurred at our operated assets for the
      increased provision of health and hygiene services and the impacts of
      maintaining social distancing requirements. For example, additional
      accommodation and cleaning costs at the Spence Growth Option project and
      additional port costs at WAIO due to quarantine restrictions.
(v)   Financial impact is the subject of ongoing work and is not yet finalised.

Major development projects

During the year, we successfully achieved first production at four major
development projects, all of which were delivered on or ahead of schedule and on
budget.

The Atlantis Phase 3 petroleum project and the Spence Growth Option copper
project achieved first production in the first half of the 2021 financial year.

During the June 2021 quarter, the South Flank iron ore sustaining project in
Western Australia and the Ruby oil and gas project in Trinidad and Tobago
achieved first production. Given this, South Flank and Ruby project progress
will not be reported in future Operational Reviews.

At the end of the 2021 financial year, BHP had two major projects under
development in petroleum (Mad Dog Phase 2) and potash (Jansen mine shafts), with
both of these tracking to plan.

The Jansen Stage 1 project in Canada remains on track for a go or no-go decision
in the next two months.

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Corporate update

On 28 June 2021, BHP announced that it had signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement
with Glencore to divest its 33.3 per cent interest in Cerrejon, a non-operated
energy coal joint venture in Colombia, for US$294 million cash consideration.
Subject to the satisfaction of customary competition and regulatory
requirements, we expect completion to occur in the second half of the 2022
financial year. The transaction has an effective economic date of 31 December
2020. The purchase price is subject to adjustments at transaction completion,
including for any dividends paid by Cerrejon to BHP during the period from
signing to completion. A further impairment charge related to Cerrejon of
approximately US$85 million post tax will be recognised as an exceptional item
in the financial results for the second half of the 2021 financial year. For the
2021 financial year, BHP will continue to report Cerrejon, including the
impairment charge, in its Income Statement within profit/(loss) from equity
accounted investments. It will continue to be reported within our Coal segment
and asset tables. On the Balance Sheet, it will be reclassified as an asset held
for sale. Beyond the 2021 financial year, BHP expects the sale of Cerrejon to
complete with no net impact on BHP's Income Statement and, as a result, we would
no longer report it in our Coal segment or asset tables.

The broader carrying value assessment of the Group's assets is ongoing with a
particular focus on Jansen and NSWEC, and will be finalised in conjunction with
the release of the financial results on 17 August 2021.

On 9 April 2021, Samarco announced that it filed for judicial reorganisation
(JR) with the Commercial Courts of Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
(JR Court). On 12 April 2021, the JR Court accepted the case and appointed four
judicial administrators. On 5 July 2021, the judicial administrators filed a
revised list of creditors with the JR Court, which kept shareholders' claims as
listed by Samarco, with the Renova Foundation not listed as a creditor. This
excludes the Renova Foundation's funding and programs from the JR. The revised
list of creditors is not final as it is still open to discussion before the JR
court. The JR is a means for Samarco to restructure its financial debts in order
to establish a sustainable independent financial position for Samarco to
continue to rebuild its operations safely and meet its Renova Foundation
obligations. Samarco's filing follows unsuccessful attempts to negotiate a debt
restructure with financial creditors and multiple legal actions filed by those
creditors which threaten Samarco's operations. Samarco's operations will
continue during the JR and restructure process. The JR does not affect Samarco's
obligation or commitment to make full redress for the 2015 Fundao dam failure,
and it does not impact Renova Foundation's ability to undertake that remediation
and compensation.

In addition, negotiations are ongoing with State and Federal Prosecutors and
certain other Brazilian public authorities on the review of the Framework
Agreement. The Framework Agreement was entered into between Samarco, Vale and
BHP Brasil and the relevant Brazilian authorities in March 2016 and established
Foundation Renova to develop and implement environmental and socio-economic
programs to remediate and provide compensation for damage caused by the Samarco
dam failure.

We will provide an update to the ongoing potential financial impacts on BHP
Brasil of the Samarco dam failure with the release of the financial results on
17 August 2021. Any financial impacts will continue to be treated as an
exceptional item.

We have continued to take action to support the reduction of value chain
greenhouse gas emissions. On 21 April 2021, we announced the signing of a
Memorandum of Cooperation to become one of the founding members of the Maritime
Decarbonisation Centre to be set up in Singapore. The Maritime Decarbonisation
Centre will be a focal point for the global maritime industry's efforts in both
decarbonisation and innovation, bringing together experts and the industry,
including start-ups to develop technologies and co-create innovative solutions.
BHP is the only resources company that is part of the alliance.

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Average realised prices

The average realised prices achieved for our major commodities are summarised
below.

                                                                            FY21   Jun H21  Jun H21
                                                                             vs      vs       vs
Average realised prices/(i)/            Jun H21  Dec H20   FY21     FY20    FY20   Jun H20  Dec H20
----------------------------            -------  -------  -------  ------  ------  -------  -------
Oil (crude and condensate) (US$/bbl)...   63.05    41.40    52.56   49.53     6%      68%       52%
Natural gas (US$/Mscf)/(ii)/...........    4.86     3.83     4.34    4.04     8%      29%       27%
LNG (US$/Mscf).........................    7.04     4.45     5.63    7.26   (22%)      2%       58%
Copper (US$/lb)........................    4.34     3.32     3.81    2.50    52%      82%       31%
Iron ore (US$/wmt, FOB)................  158.17   103.78   130.56   77.36    69%     106%       52%
Metallurgical coal (US$/t).............  114.81    97.61   106.64  130.97   (19%)     (5%)      18%
   Hard coking coal (US$/t)/(iii)/.....  118.54   106.30   112.72  143.65   (22%)    (11%)      12%
   Weak coking coal (US$/t)/(iii)/.....  104.40    73.17    89.62   92.59    (3%)     24%       43%
Thermal coal (US$/t)/(iv)/.............   70.83    44.35    58.42   57.10     2%      27%       60%
Nickel metal (US$/t)...................  17,537   15,140   16,250  13,860    17%      41%       16%

(i)   Based on provisional, unaudited estimates. Prices exclude sales from
      equity accounted investments, third party product and internal sales, and
      represent the weighted average of various sales terms (for example: FOB,
      CIF and CFR), unless otherwise noted. Includes the impact of provisional
      pricing and finalisation adjustments.
(ii)  Includes internal sales.
(iii) Hard coking coal (HCC) refers generally to those metallurgical coals with a
      Coke Strength after Reaction (CSR) of 35 and above, which includes coals
      across the spectrum from Premium Coking to Semi Hard Coking coals, while
      weak coking coal (WCC) refers generally to those metallurgical coals with
      a CSR below 35.
(iv)  Export sales only; excludes Cerrejon. Includes thermal coal sales from
      metallurgical coal mines.

The large majority of oil sales were linked to West Texas intermediate (WTI) or
Brent based indices, with differentials applied for quality, locational and
transportation costs. The large majority of iron ore shipments were linked to
index pricing for the month of shipment, with price differentials predominantly
a reflection of market fundamentals and product quality. Iron ore sales were
based on an average moisture rate of 7.3 per cent. The large majority of
metallurgical coal and energy coal exports were linked to index pricing for the
month of shipment or sold on the spot market at fixed or index-linked prices,
with price differentials reflecting product quality. The majority of copper
cathodes sales were linked to index price for quotation periods one month after
month of shipment, and three to four months after month of shipment for copper
concentrates sales with price differentials applied for location and treatment
costs.

At 30 June 2021, the Group had 323 kt of outstanding copper sales that were
revalued at a weighted average price of US$4.25 per pound. The final price of
these sales will be determined in the 2022 financial year. In addition, 304 kt
of copper sales from the 2020 financial year were subject to a finalisation
adjustment in the current period. The provisional pricing and finalisation
adjustments will increase Underlying EBITDA/(2)/ by US$47 million in the 2021
financial year and are included in the average realised copper price in the
above table.

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Petroleum

Production

                                                                            FY21   Jun Q21  Jun Q21
                                                                             vs      vs       vs
                                                           FY21   Jun Q21   FY20   Jun Q20  Mar Q21
                                                          ------  -------  ------  -------  -------
Crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids (MMboe)...    46.0     12.2    (6%)      7%        5%
Natural gas (bcf).......................................   340.6     88.6    (5%)     (1%)       7%
Total petroleum production (MMboe)......................   102.8     27.0    (6%)      2%        6%

Petroleum - Total petroleum production decreased by six per cent to 103 MMboe,
with volumes slightly above the top end of our guidance range. Production is
expected to be between 99 and 106 MMboe in the 2022 financial year, reflecting a
full year of the additional 28 per cent working interest acquired in Shenzi,
increased production at Shenzi from infill wells and increased volumes from Ruby
following first production in May 2021, offset by natural field decline across
the portfolio.

Crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids production decreased by six per
cent to 46 MMboe due to natural field decline across the portfolio, a highly
active hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico in the first half of the year and
downtime at Atlantis, with tie-in activity in the first half of the year and
unplanned downtime in the March 2021 quarter. These impacts were partially
offset by the earlier than scheduled achievement of first production from the
Atlantis Phase 3 project in July 2020 and the additional working interest
acquired in Shenzi, completed on 6 November 2020.

Natural gas production decreased by five per cent to 341 bcf, reflecting planned
shutdowns at Angostura related to the Ruby tie-in, lower gas demand at Bass
Strait and natural field decline across the portfolio. The decline was partially
offset by improved reliability at Bass Strait and higher domestic gas sales at
Macedon.

Projects

                           Capital     Initial
Project and              expenditure production
ownership                   US$M     target date                   Capacity                               Progress
-----------              ----------- -----------  --------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------
Ruby                             283     H1 CY21  Five production wells tied back into    First production achieved in May 2021,
(Trinidad & Tobago)                               existing operated processing            ahead of schedule and on budget. The
68.46% (operator)                                 facilities, with capacity to produce    drilling and completion activities of
                                                  up to 16,000 gross barrels of oil per   the remaining wells will continue to
                                                  day and 80 million gross standard       be progressed as part of the planned
                                                  cubic feet of natural gas per day.      asset activities.

Mad Dog Phase 2                2,154    Mid-CY22  New floating production facility with   On schedule and budget.
(US Gulf of Mexico)                               the capacity to produce up to 140,000   The overall project is 93% complete.
23.9% (non-operator)                              gross barrels of crude oil per day.
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The Bass Strait West Barracouta project achieved first production in April 2021,
on schedule and budget.

In May 2021, we completed a transaction with EnVen Energy Ventures, LLC to
transfer our 35 per cent ownership interest in the operated Neptune field in the
Gulf of Mexico.

In the June 2021 quarter, drilling commenced on the second Shenzi infill well.
Drilling of the first Shenzi infill well took place in March 2021, with
production expected from both infill wells in the 2022 financial year. The
successful acquisition of an increased working interest in Shenzi in November
2020 realises further value from the continued Shenzi development.

The Mad Dog Phase 2 project achieved a major milestone in April 2021 as the
semi-submersible floating production platform, Argos, arrived in the US from
South Korea. First production from Mad Dog Phase 2 is expected in the middle of
the 2022 calendar year.

Petroleum exploration

No exploration and appraisal wells were drilled during the June 2021 quarter.

In Trinidad and Tobago, the Transocean drilling rig (Development Driller III)
arrived on location in our Northern licences in June 2021 and is preparing to
commence drilling of two Calypso gas appraisal wells in July 2021.

Petroleum exploration expenditure for the 2021 financial year was US$322
million, of which US$296 million was expensed. Our exploration spend for the
full year is lower than guidance due to changes in appraisal well phasing from
the June 2021 quarter to the September 2021 quarter.

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Copper

Production

                                              FY21   Jun Q21 Jun Q21
                                               vs      vs      vs
                               FY21  Jun Q21  FY20   Jun Q20 Mar Q21
                             ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
     Copper (kt)............ 1,635.7   403.0    (5%)    (3%)     3%
     Zinc (t)............... 145,089  35,483    64%    158%      7%
     Uranium (t)............   3,267     614   (11%)   (40%)   (26%)

Copper - Total copper production decreased by five per cent to 1,636 kt.
Production for the 2022 financial year is expected to be between 1,590 and
1,760 kt.

For the 2021 financial year, our Chilean assets operated with a substantial
reduction in their operational workforces as a result of the preventative
measures we implemented to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. In the June 2021
quarter, escalating COVID-19 infections in Chile led to increased pressures on
Chile's health system, which resulted in strict quarantine measures and border
restrictions. We expect the operating environment for our Chilean assets to
remain challenging, with reductions in our on-site workforce forecast to
continue in the 2022 financial year.

Escondida copper production decreased by 10 per cent to 1,068 kt as continued
strong concentrator throughput of 371 ktpd, at record levels, was more than
offset by the impact of expected lower concentrator feed grade and lower cathode
production. This was slightly above the upper end of our increased guidance
range as a result of improved maintenance practices and strong mine equipment
performance. Concentrator throughput continued to be prioritised over cathode
production in the June 2021 quarter as part of an effort to offset the impact of
the reduced operational workforce. Production of between 1,000 and 1,080 kt is
expected for the 2022 financial year and reflects a continuing need to catch up
on mine development due to reduced material movement in the 2021 financial year,
as well as uncertainty around COVID-19 impacts. Decline in the copper grade of
concentrator feed in the 2022 financial year is expected to be approximately two
per cent. Guidance of an annual average of 1.2 Mt of copper production over the
next five years remains unchanged, with production expected to be weighted
towards the latter years.

On 1 April 2021, Escondida successfully completed negotiations for a new
collective agreement that applies to the Intermel Union of Operators and
Maintainers, effective for 24 months from 1 April 2021. Escondida's collective
agreement with Union No1 of Operators and Maintainers expires on 1 August 2021
and negotiations commenced in June 2021.

Pampa Norte copper production decreased by 10 per cent to 218 kt largely due to
a decline in stacking feed grade at Spence of 11 per cent , planned maintenance
at Spence and the impact of a reduced operational workforce as a result of
COVID-19 restrictions. This was slightly lower than guidance due to continued
COVID-19 related impacts on the ramp-up of the Spence Growth Option (SGO).
Production for the 2022 financial year is expected to increase by more than 50
per cent to between 330 and 370 kt, reflecting the continued ramp-up of SGO,
partially offset by a forecast decline in stacking feed grade at Pampa Norte of
approximately nine per cent. The ramp-up to full production capacity at SGO is
still expected to take approximately 12 months from first production in December
2020, following which Spence is forecast to average 300 ktpa of production
(including cathodes) over the first four years of operation.

On 10 June 2021, Spence successfully completed negotiations for a new collective
agreement that applies to the Union of Operators and Maintainers, effective for
36 months from 1 June 2021.

On 7 June 2021, we completed negotiations for an extension of the current
agreement with the Specialists and Supervisors Union of BHP Chile (comprising
mainly employees from the Centre of Integrated Operations in Santiago that
services Escondida and Spence), effective for 18 months from 1 June 2021.

Olympic Dam copper production increased by 20 per cent to 205 kt, the highest
annual production achieved since our acquisition in 2005, reflecting improved
smelter stability and strong underground mine performance. Olympic Dam also
achieved record gold production of 146 koz. Commissioning of the refinery crane
is now complete. Production for the 2022 financial year is expected to decrease
to between 140 and 170 kt as a result of the planned major smelter maintenance
campaign and subsequent ramp up planned between August 2021 and February 2022.

Antamina copper production increased 16 per cent to 144 kt and zinc production
increased 64 per cent to a record 145 kt, reflecting both higher copper and zinc
head grades. Copper production of between 120 and 140 kt, and zinc production of
between 115 and 130 kt is expected for the 2022 financial year.

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Iron Ore

Production

                                                      FY21   Jun Q21 Jun Q21
                                                       vs      vs      vs
                                       FY21  Jun Q21  FY20   Jun Q20 Mar Q21
                                     ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
     Iron ore production (kt)....... 253,534  65,245      2%    (2%)      9%

Iron ore - Total iron ore production increased by two per cent to 254 Mt.
Production of between 249 and 259 Mt is expected in the 2022 financial year.

WAIO production increased by one per cent to a record 252 Mt (284 Mt on a 100
per cent basis), reflecting record production at Jimblebar and Mining Area C,
which included first ore from South Flank in May 2021. This was achieved despite
significant weather impacts, temporary rail labour shortages due to COVID-19
related border restrictions and the planned Mining Area C and South Flank major
tie-in activity. Strong operational performance across the supply chain
reflected continued improvements in car dumper performance and reliability, and
train cycle times.

Yandi resource has commenced its end-of-life ramp-down as South Flank ramps up,
and is expected to continue to provide supply chain flexibility with a lower
level of production to continue for a few years.

Production of between 246 and 255 Mt (278 and 288 Mt on a 100 per cent basis) is
expected for the 2022 financial year as WAIO continues to focus on incremental
volume growth through productivity improvements. We continue with our program to
further improve port reliability and this includes a major maintenance campaign
on car dumper one planned for the September 2021 quarter.

Samarco production was 1.9 Mt following the recommencement of iron ore pellet
production at one concentrator in December 2020. Production of between 3 and 4
Mt (BHP share) is expected for the 2022 financial year. Production capacity of
approximately 8 Mtpa (100 per cent basis) is expected to be reached in the
second half of the 2022 financial year.

Projects

                           Capital     Initial
Project and              expenditure production
ownership                   US$M     target date                 Capacity                               Progress
-----------              ----------- -----------  --------------------------------------  ------------------------------------
South Flank............    3,061      Mid-CY21    Sustaining iron ore mine to replace     First production achieved in May
(Australia)                                       production from the 80 Mtpa (100        2021, on schedule and on budget.
85%                                               per cent basis) Yandi mine.

South Flank will ramp up to full production capacity of 80 Mtpa (100 per cent
basis) over three years. South Flank's high quality ore will increase WAIO's
average iron ore grade from 61 to 62 per cent, and the overall proportion of
lump from 25 to between 30 and 33 per cent, once fully ramped up.

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Coal

Production

                                                      FY21   Jun Q21 Jun Q21
                                                       vs      vs      vs
                                       FY21  Jun Q21  FY20   Jun Q20 Mar Q21
                                     ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
     Metallurgical coal (kt)........  40,625  11,823    (1%)      2%     23%
     Energy coal (kt)...............  19,290   6,276   (17%)     11%     31%

Metallurgical coal - Metallurgical coal production decreased by one per cent to
41 Mt (73 Mt on a 100 per cent basis), in line with original guidance.
Production is expected to be between 39 and 44 Mt (70 and 78 Mt on a 100 per
cent basis) in the 2022 financial year as we expect restrictions on coal imports
into China to remain for a number of years. Production is expected to be
weighted to the second half of the year due to planned wash plant maintenance in
the first half of the year.

At Queensland Coal, strong underlying operational performance, including record
production at Goonyella facilitated by record tonnes from Broadmeadow mine, 
was offset by significant wet weather impacts across most operations earlier 
in the year, as well as planned wash plant maintenance at Saraji and Caval Ridge 
in the first half of the year. At South Walker Creek, despite record stripping, 
production decreased as a result of higher strip ratios due to ongoing impacts 
from geotechnical constraints and lower yields.

Energy coal - Energy coal production decreased by 17 per cent to 19 Mt.
Production is expected to decrease to between 13 and 15 Mt in the 2022 financial
year, reflecting the announced divestment of our interest in Cerrejon in June
2021 and that Cerrejon volumes will now be separately reported from 1 July 2021
until transaction completion.

NSWEC production decreased by 11 per cent to 14 Mt despite increased stripping.
This decrease reflects significant weather impacts and higher strip ratios, as
well as lower volumes due to an increased proportion of washed coal in response
to widening price quality differentials, consistent with our strategy to focus
on higher quality products, and reduced port capacity following damage to a
shiploader at the Newcastle port in November 2020. The shiploader is expected to
be back in operation during the September 2021 quarter. Production is expected
to be between 13 and 15 Mt in the 2022 financial year reflecting a continued
focus on higher quality products.

Cerrejon production decreased by 30 per cent to 5 Mt mainly as a result of a
91-day strike in the first half of the year and subsequent delays to the restart
of production, as well as the impact of a reduced operational workforce due to
COVID-19 restrictions. On 28 June 2021, BHP announced it had signed a Sale and
Purchase Agreement with Glencore to divest its 33.3 per cent interest in
Cerrejon. The transaction has an effective economic date of 31 December 2020.
Subject to the satisfaction of customary competition and regulatory
requirements, we expect completion to occur in the second half of the 2022
financial year.

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Other

Nickel production

                                                       FY21  Jun Q21 Jun Q21
                                                        vs     vs      vs
                                       FY21  Jun Q21   FY20  Jun Q20 Mar Q21
                                     ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
     Nickel (kt)....................    89.0    22.4     11%    (6%)     10%

Nickel - Nickel West production increased by 11 per cent to 89 kt reflecting
strong performance from the new mines and improved operational stability
following major quadrennial maintenance shutdowns in the prior year. Production
is expected to be between 85 and 95 kt in the 2022 financial year, with planned
maintenance in the September 2021 quarter. First production from the Nickel Sulphate 
plant expected in the September 2021 quarter.

Potash - Final negotiations on the port solution are progressing. The Jansen
Stage 1 project in Canada remains on track for a go or no-go decision in the
next two months.

Potash project

Project and              Investment
ownership                   US$M                          Scope                                         Progress
-----------              ---------- -------------------------------------------------   ------------------------------------------
Jansen Potash.........     2,972    Investment to finish the excavation and lining of   The project is 93% complete.
(Canada)                            the production and service shafts, and to
100%                                continue the installation of essential surface
                                    infrastructure and utilities.

Minerals exploration

Minerals exploration expenditure for the 2021 financial year was US$192 million,
of which US$134 million was expensed. Greenfield minerals exploration is
predominantly focused on advancing copper targets in Chile, Ecuador, Mexico,
Peru, Canada, Australia and the south-west United States, and nickel targets are
being advanced in Canada and Australia.

We have continued to add to our early stage options in future facing commodities
throughout the year. We have a signed agreement for a nickel exploration
alliance with Midland Exploration in Canada (August 2020) and we have exercised
our option to sign a farm-in agreement with Encounter Resources for the Elliott
copper project in Australia (May 2021).

Drilling for copper targets is underway in Chile, Ecuador, Peru and the United
States, while further drilling is anticipated for copper and nickel in Australia
during the 2021 calendar year. At Oak Dam in South Australia, next stage
resource definition drilling to inform future design commenced in May 2021.

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Variance analysis relates to the relative performance of BHP and/or its
operations during the 2021 financial year compared with the 2020 financial year,
unless otherwise noted. Production volumes, sales volumes and capital and
exploration expenditure from subsidiaries are reported on a 100 per cent basis;
production and sales volumes from equity accounted investments and other
operations are reported on a proportionate consolidation basis. Numbers
presented may not add up precisely to the totals provided due to rounding.
Copper equivalent production based on 2021 financial year average realised
prices.

The following footnotes apply to this Operational Review:

(1)   2021 financial year unit cost guidance: Petroleum US$11-12/boe, Escondida
      US$0.95-1.10/lb, WAIO US$13-14/t, Queensland Coal US$74-78/t and
      NSWEC US$55-59/t; based on exchange rates of AUD/USD 0.70 and USD/CLP 769.
(2)   Underlying EBITDA is used to help assess current operational profitability
      excluding the impacts of sunk costs (i.e. depreciation from initial
      investment). Underlying EBITDA is earnings before net finance costs,
      depreciation, amortisation and impairments, taxation expense, discontinued
      operations and exceptional items. Underlying EBITDA includes BHP's share
      of profit/(loss) from investments accounted for using the equity method
      including net finance costs, depreciation, amortisation and impairments
      and taxation expense/(benefit).

The following abbreviations may have been used throughout this report: barrels
(bbl); billion cubic feet (bcf); cost and freight (CFR); cost, insurance and
freight (CIF); dry metric tonne unit (dmtu); free on board (FOB); grams per
tonne (g/t); kilograms per tonne (kg/t); kilometre (km); metre (m); million
barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe); million barrels of oil per day (MMbpd);
million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d); million tonnes (Mt); million tonnes per
annum (Mtpa); ounces (oz); pounds (lb); thousand barrels of oil equivalent
(Mboe); thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (Mboe/d); thousand ounces
(koz); thousand standard cubic feet (Mscf); thousand tonnes (kt); thousand
tonnes per annum (ktpa); thousand tonnes per day (ktpd); tonnes (t); and wet
metric tonnes (wmt).

In this release, the terms 'BHP', the 'Group', 'BHP Group', 'we', 'us', 'our'
and ourselves' are used to refer to BHP Group Limited, BHP Group plc and, except
where the context otherwise requires, their respective subsidiaries as defined
in note 29 'Subsidiaries' in section 5.1 of BHP's 30 June 2020 Annual Report and
Form 20-F. Those terms do not include non-operated assets. Notwithstanding that
this release may include production, financial and other information from
non-operated assets, non-operated assets are not included in the BHP Group and,
as a result, statements regarding our operations, assets and values apply only
to our operated assets unless stated otherwise. Our non-operated assets include
Antamina, Cerrejon, Samarco, Atlantis, Mad Dog, Bass Strait and North West
Shelf. BHP Group cautions against undue reliance on any forward-looking
statement or guidance in this release, particularly in light of the current
economic climate and significant volatility, uncertainty and disruption arising
in connection with COVID-19. These forward looking statements are based on
information available as at the date of this release and are not guarantees or
predictions of future performance and involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond our control and which
may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the
statements contained in this release.

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Production summary

                                                              Quarter ended               Year to date
                                                    ------------------------------------ ---------------
                                                      Jun     Sep     Dec    Mar    Jun    Jun     Jun
                                             BHP     2020    2020    2020   2021   2021   2021    2020
                                           interest ------ ------- ------- ------ ------ ------- -------
Petroleum /(1)/
Petroleum
Production
   Crude oil, condensate and NGL (Mboe)...          11,355  11,507  10,729 11,601 12,205  46,042  48,863
   Natural gas (bcf)......................            89.8    90.9    78.5   82.6   88.6   340.6   359.6
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
   Total (Mboe)...........................          26,322  26,657  23,812 25,368 26,972 102,809 108,796
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
Copper /(2)/
Copper
Payable metal in concentrate (kt)
   Escondida /(3)/........................  57.5%    228.5   236.7   236.7  202.7  195.6   871.7   925.9
   Pampa Norte /(4)/...................... 100.0%       --      --     0.7    5.6   21.1    27.4      --
   Antamina...............................  33.8%     17.8    34.6    38.6   34.7   36.1   144.0   124.5
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
   Total..................................           246.3   271.3   276.0  243.0  252.8 1,043.1 1,050.4
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
Cathode (kt)
   Escondida /(3)/........................  57.5%     65.5    47.9    50.9   46.6   51.1   196.5   259.4
   Pampa Norte /(4)/......................   100%     54.5    42.5    53.6   46.4   48.3   190.8   242.7
   Olympic Dam............................   100%     47.6    51.5    47.6   55.4   50.8   205.3   171.6
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
   Total..................................           167.6   141.9   152.1  148.4  150.2   592.6   673.7
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
                                                    ------ ------- ------- ------ ------ ------- -------
Total copper (kt).........................           413.9   413.2   428.1  391.4  403.0 1,635.7 1,724.1
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
Lead
Payable metal in concentrate (t)
   Antamina...............................  33.8%      262     690     993    468    381   2,532   1,671
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
   Total..................................             262     690     993    468    381   2,532   1,671
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
Zinc
Payable metal in concentrate (t)
   Antamina...............................  33.8%   13,736  34,398  41,909 33,299 35,483 145,089  88,462
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
   Total..................................          13,736  34,398  41,909 33,299 35,483 145,089  88,462
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
Gold
Payable metal in concentrate (troy oz)
   Escondida /(3)/........................  57.5%   43,422  42,332  47,789 37,954 38,893 166,968 177,422
   Olympic Dam (refined gold).............   100%   34,150  36,608  23,837 37,075 48,478 145,998 145,972
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
   Total..................................          77,572  78,940  71,626 75,029 87,371 312,966 323,394
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
Silver
Payable metal in concentrate (troy koz)
   Escondida /(3)/........................  57.5%    1,599   1,580   1,627  1,318  1,234   5,759   6,413
   Antamina...............................  33.8%      626   1,326   1,767  1,463  1,409   5,965   4,116
   Olympic Dam (refined silver)...........   100%      295     157     193    275    185     810     984
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
   Total..................................           2,520   3,063   3,587  3,056  2,828  12,534  11,513
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
Uranium
Payable metal in concentrate (t)
   Olympic Dam............................   100%    1,016     874     945    834    614   3,267   3,678
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
   Total..................................           1,016     874     945    834    614   3,267   3,678
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
Molybdenum
Payable metal in concentrate (t)
   Antamina...............................  33.8%      243     284     192    276    111     863   1,666
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
   Total..................................             243     284     192    276    111     863   1,666
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------

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Production summary

                                                              Quarter ended               Year to date
                                                    ------------------------------------ ---------------
                                                      Jun     Sep     Dec    Mar    Jun    Jun     Jun
                                             BHP     2020    2020    2020   2021   2021   2021    2020
                                           interest ------ ------- ------- ------ ------ ------- -------
Iron Ore
Iron Ore
Production (kt) /(5)/
   Newman.................................    85%   17,110  16,410  17,637 14,614 14,560  63,221  65,641
   Area C Joint Venture...................    85%   13,973  11,889  11,567 13,010 15,920  52,386  51,499
   Yandi Joint Venture....................    85%   19,087  17,666  16,413 16,112 18,405  68,596  69,262
   Jimblebar /(6)/........................    85%   16,559  20,075  16,740 15,241 15,337  67,393  61,754
   Wheelarra..............................    85%       --      --      --     --     --      --       3
   Samarco................................    50%       --      --      37    878  1,023   1,938      --
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
   Total..................................          66,729  66,040  62,394 59,855 65,245 253,534 248,159
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
Coal
Metallurgical coal
Production (kt) /(7)/
   BMA....................................    50%    9,078   7,365   7,539  7,727  9,253  31,884  31,575
   BHP Mitsui Coal /(8)/..................    80%    2,536   2,325   1,983  1,863  2,570   8,741   9,543
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
   Total..................................          11,614   9,690   9,522  9,590 11,823  40,625  41,118
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
Energy coal
Production (kt)
   NSW Energy Coal........................   100%    4,887   3,624   3,229  2,981  4,492  14,326  16,052
   Cerrejon...............................  33.3%      767   1,038     347  1,795  1,784   4,964   7,115
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
   Total..................................           5,654   4,662   3,576  4,776  6,276  19,290  23,167
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
Other
Nickel
Saleable production (kt)
   Nickel West /(9)/......................   100%     23.9    22.2    24.0   20.4   22.4    89.0    80.1
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
   Total..................................            23.9    22.2    24.0   20.4   22.4    89.0    80.1
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
Cobalt
Saleable production (t)
   Nickel West............................   100%      312     238     236    273    241     988     775
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------
   Total..................................             312     238     236    273    241     988     775
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------

(1) LPG and ethane are reported as natural gas liquids (NGL). Product-specific
    conversions are made and NGL is reported in barrels of oil equivalent (boe).
    Total boe conversions are based on 6 bcf of natural gas equals 1,000 Mboe.
(2) Metal production is reported on the basis of payable metal.
(3) Shown on a 100% basis. BHP interest in saleable production is 57.5%.
(4) Includes Cerro Colorado and Spence.
(5) Iron ore production is reported on a wet tonnes basis.
(6) Shown on a 100% basis. BHP interest in saleable production is 85%.
(7) Metallurgical coal production is reported on the basis of saleable product.
    Production figures include some thermal coal.
(8) Shown on a 100% basis. BHP interest in saleable production is 80%.
(9) Production restated to include other nickel by-products.

Throughout this report figures in italics indicate that this figure has been
adjusted since it was previously reported.

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Production and sales report

                                                                                 Quarter ended                   Year to date
                                                                  -------------------------------------------  ----------------
                                                                    Jun      Sep      Dec      Mar      Jun      Jun      Jun
                                                                    2020     2020     2020     2021     2021     2021     2020
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
Petroleum /(1)/

Bass Strait
   Crude oil and condensate.......................    (Mboe)        1,231    1,305    1,003      859    1,205    4,372    4,993
   NGL............................................    (Mboe)        1,493    1,660    1,057    1,035    1,563    5,315    5,666
   Natural gas....................................    (bcf)          28.1     34.1     23.4     22.7     32.8    113.0    110.9
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total petroleum products.......................    (Mboe)        7,408    8,648    5,960    5,677    8,235   28,520   29,149
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------

North West Shelf
   Crude oil and condensate.......................    (Mboe)        1,260    1,215    1,180    1,183      933    4,511    5,239
   NGL............................................    (Mboe)          203      162      165      188      177      692      796
   Natural gas....................................    (bcf)          35.2     29.6     30.4     31.1     26.5    117.6    135.2
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total petroleum products.......................    (Mboe)        7,334    6,310    6,412    6,554    5,527   24,803   28,569
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------

Pyrenees
   Crude oil and condensate.......................    (Mboe)          971      837      826      679      690    3,032    3,801
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total petroleum products.......................    (Mboe)          971      837      826      679      690    3,032    3,801
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------

Other Australia /(2)/
   Crude oil and condensate.......................    (Mboe)            1        1        1        1       --        3       11
   Natural gas....................................    (bcf)          11.9     12.7     12.6     12.4     12.6     50.3     46.5
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total petroleum products.......................    (Mboe)        1,987    2,118    2,101    2,068    2,100    8,387    7,770
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------

Atlantis /(3)/
   Crude oil and condensate.......................    (Mboe)        2,223    2,421    2,385    2,590    3,117   10,513   11,276
   NGL............................................    (Mboe)           54      154      147      171      218      690      669
   Natural gas....................................    (bcf)           1.1      1.2      1.1      1.4      1.6      5.3      5.6
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total petroleum products.......................    (Mboe)        2,456    2,775    2,715    2,994    3,602   12,086   12,880
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------

Mad Dog /(3)/
   Crude oil and condensate.......................    (Mboe)        1,297    1,211      930    1,209    1,099    4,449    4,867
   NGL............................................    (Mboe)           33       48       38       57       77      220      189
   Natural gas....................................    (bcf)           0.3      0.2      0.1      0.2      0.2      0.7      0.9
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total petroleum products.......................    (Mboe)        1,374    1,292      985    1,299    1,209    4,785    5,195
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------

Shenzi /(3)/ /(4)/
   Crude oil and condensate.......................    (Mboe)        1,584    1,395    1,764    2,328    2,023    7,510    6,245
   NGL............................................    (Mboe)           40       71       87      130       87      375      298
   Natural gas....................................    (bcf)           0.4      0.3      0.3      0.4      0.1      1.1      1.2
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total petroleum products.......................    (Mboe)        1,686    1,516    1,901    2,525    2,127    8,069    6,740
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------

Trinidad/Tobago
   Crude oil and condensate.......................    (Mboe)           72      102       96      139      236      573      510
   Natural gas....................................    (bcf)          12.8     12.8     10.5     14.4     14.7     52.4     58.9
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total petroleum products.......................    (Mboe)        2,201    2,235    1,846    2,539    2,686    9,306   10,319
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------

Other Americas /(3)/ /(5)/
   Crude oil and condensate.......................    (Mboe)          198      212      190      187      104      693      957
   NGL............................................    (Mboe)            5        2       11       --        8       21       33
   Natural gas....................................    (bcf)            --       --      0.1       --      0.1      0.2      0.4
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total petroleum products.......................    (Mboe)          209      214      218      187      129      748    1,059
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------

Algeria
   Crude oil and condensate.......................    (Mboe)          690      711      849      845      668    3,073    3,313
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total petroleum products.......................    (Mboe)          690      711      849      845      668    3,073    3,313
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------

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Production and sales report

                                                                                 Quarter ended                   Year to date
                                                                  -------------------------------------------  ----------------
                                                                    Jun      Sep      Dec      Mar      Jun      Jun      Jun
                                                                    2020     2020     2020     2021     2021     2021     2020
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
Petroleum /(1)/

Total production
   Crude oil and condensate.......................    (Mboe)        9,527    9,410    9,224   10,020   10,075   38,729   41,212
   NGL............................................    (Mboe)        1,828    2,097    1,505    1,581    2,130    7,313    7,651
   Natural gas....................................    (bcf)          89.8     90.9     78.5     82.6     88.6    340.6    359.6
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total..........................................    (Mboe)       26,322   26,657   23,812   25,368   26,972  102,809  108,796
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------

(1) Total boe conversions are based on 6 bcf of natural gas equals 1,000 Mboe.
    Negative production figures represent finalisation adjustments.
(2) Other Australia includes Minerva and Macedon. Minerva ceased production in
    September 2019.
(3) Gulf of Mexico volumes are net of royalties.
(4) BHP completed the acquisition of an additional 28% working interest in
    Shenzi on 6 November 2020, taking its total working interest to 72%.
(5) Other Americas includes Neptune, Genesis and Overriding Royalty Interest.

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Production and sales report

                                                                                 Quarter ended                   Year to date
                                                                  -------------------------------------------  ----------------
                                                                    Jun      Sep      Dec      Mar      Jun      Jun      Jun
                                                                    2020     2020     2020     2021     2021     2021     2020
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Copper
Metals production is payable metal unless otherwise stated.

Escondida, Chile /(1)/
   Material mined.................................... (kt)         75,062   83,357   97,274   95,978  104,043  380,652  383,413
   Sulphide ore milled............................... (kt)         34,755   34,733   36,303   32,654   31,903  135,593  135,810
   Average concentrator head grade................... (%)            0.81%    0.85%    0.83%    0.78%    0.77%    0.81%    0.84%
   Production ex mill................................ (kt)          236.8    243.9    246.1    207.8    202.8    900.6    957.9

   Production
   Payable copper.................................... (kt)          228.5    236.7    236.7    202.7    195.6    871.7    925.9
   Copper cathode (EW)............................... (kt)           65.5     47.9     50.9     46.6     51.1    196.5    259.4
    - Oxide leach.................................... (kt)           26.8     15.3     18.0     16.1     14.5     63.9    106.3
    - Sulphide leach................................. (kt)           38.7     32.6     32.9     30.5     36.6    132.6    153.1
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------   ------- -------  -------
   Total copper...................................... (kt)          294.0    284.6    287.6    249.3    246.7  1,068.2  1,185.3
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------   ------- -------  -------
   Payable gold concentrate.......................... (troy oz)    43,422   42,332   47,789   37,954   38,893  166,968  177,422
   Payable silver concentrate........................ (troy koz)    1,599    1,580    1,627    1,318    1,234    5,759    6,413

   Sales
   Payable copper.................................... (kt)          221.0    237.1    244.3    196.9    194.1    872.4    903.5
   Copper cathode (EW)............................... (kt)           72.1     46.5     47.7     49.6     49.6    193.4    260.9
   Payable gold concentrate.......................... (troy oz)    43,422   42,332   47,789   37,954   38,893  166,968  177,422
   Payable silver concentrate........................ (troy koz)    1,599    1,580    1,627    1,318    1,234    5,759    6,413

(1) Shown on a 100% basis. BHP interest in saleable production is 57.5%.

Pampa Norte, Chile
   Cerro Colorado
   Material mined.................................... (kt)         15,734   12,618    6,750    6,153    5,498   31,019   67,617
   Ore milled........................................ (kt)          4,553    4,036    3,562    3,283    3,702   14,583   18,131
   Average copper grade.............................. (%)            0.60%    0.66%    0.58%    0.58%    0.58%    0.60%    0.56%

   Production
   Copper cathode (EW)............................... (kt)           16.9     15.8     15.8     13.9     14.7     60.2     67.5

   Sales
   Copper cathode (EW)............................... (kt)           18.7     14.6     16.6     13.2     15.4     59.8     67.3

   Spence
   Material mined.................................... (kt)         24,082   18,260   18,485   19,195   21,262   77,202   91,558
   Ore milled /(1)/.................................. (kt)          2,829    4,408    6,809    8,007    9,538   28,762   18,788
   Average copper grade /(2)/........................ (%)            0.95%    1.10%    0.76%    0.62%    0.67%    0.74%    0.91%

   Production
   Payable copper.................................... (kt)             --       --      0.7      5.6     21.1     27.4       --
   Copper cathode (EW)............................... (kt)           37.6     26.7     37.8     32.5     33.6    130.6    175.2

   Sales
   Payable copper.................................... (kt)             --       --       --      1.8     20.8     22.6       --
   Copper cathode (EW)............................... (kt)           41.0     24.1     40.9     30.7     34.1    129.8    176.8

(1) June 2021 quarter comprised of concentrator throughput of 4,929 kt and cathode throughput of 4,609 kt.
    June 2021 year to date comprised of concentrator throughput of 8,607 kt and cathode throughput of 20,155 kt.
(2) June 2021 quarter weighted average of concentrate grade of 0.63% and cathode grade of 0.72%.
    June 2021 year to date weighted average of concentrate grade of 0.59% and cathode grade of 0.81%.

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Copper (continued)
Metals production is payable metal unless otherwise stated.

Antamina, Peru
   Material mined (100%)............................. (kt)         13,975   45,458   57,029   53,762   63,393  219,642  189,370
   Sulphide ore milled (100%)........................ (kt)          6,736   13,202   14,083   12,651   13,466   53,402   46,400
   Average head grades
   - Copper.......................................... (%)            0.91%    0.94%    0.97%    0.94%    0.93%    0.95%    0.94%
   - Zinc............................................ (%)            1.02%    1.30%    1.30%    1.16%    1.24%    1.25%    0.92%

   Production
   Payable copper.................................... (kt)           17.8     34.6     38.6     34.7     36.1    144.0    124.5
   Payable zinc...................................... (t)          13,736   34,398   41,909   33,299   35,483  145,089   88,462
   Payable silver.................................... (troy koz)      626    1,326    1,767    1,463    1,409    5,965    4,116
   Payable lead...................................... (t)             262      690      993      468      381    2,532    1,671
   Payable molybdenum................................ (t)             243      284      192      276      111      863    1,666

   Sales
   Payable copper.................................... (kt)           18.2     33.8     40.7     31.7     37.3    143.5    125.7
   Payable zinc...................................... (t)          11,680   32,769   45,109   34,141   32,044  144,063   86,691
   Payable silver.................................... (troy koz)      581    1,310    1,728    1,342    1,540    5,920    3,746
   Payable lead...................................... (t)             188      748      945      689      556    2,938    1,615
   Payable molybdenum................................ (t)             223      392      352      192      268    1,204    1,327

Olympic Dam, Australia
   Material mined /(1)/.............................. (kt)          1,963    2,203    2,379    1,979    2,143    8,704    8,707
   Ore milled........................................ (kt)          2,454    2,443    2,377    2,238    2,429    9,487    8,985
   Average copper grade.............................. (%)            2.13%    2.03%    2.01%    2.02%    1.95%    2.00%    2.27%
   Average uranium grade............................. (kg/t)         0.60     0.53     0.60     0.61     0.56     0.57     0.66

   Production
   Copper cathode (ER and EW)........................ (kt)           47.6     51.5     47.6     55.4     50.8    205.3    171.6
   Payable uranium................................... (t)           1,016      874      945      834      614    3,267    3,678
   Refined gold...................................... (troy oz)    34,150   36,608   23,837   37,075   48,478  145,998  145,972
   Refined silver.................................... (troy koz)      295      157      193      275      185      810      984

   Sales
   Copper cathode (ER and EW)........................ (kt)           48.5     49.5     46.6     55.6     52.7    204.4    171.0
   Payable uranium................................... (t)           1,293      859      999      779      907    3,544    3,411
   Refined gold...................................... (troy oz)    37,743   36,054   21,390   38,852   47,300  143,596  151,279
   Refined silver.................................... (troy koz)      270      222      165      242      245      874      981

(1) Material mined refers to underground ore mined, subsequently hoisted or
    trucked to surface.

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Iron Ore
Iron ore production and sales are reported on a wet tonnes basis.

Western Australia Iron Ore, Australia
   Production
   Newman............................................ (kt)         17,110   16,410   17,637   14,614   14,560   63,221   65,641
   Area C Joint Venture.............................. (kt)         13,973   11,889   11,567   13,010   15,920   52,386   51,499
   Yandi Joint Venture............................... (kt)         19,087   17,666   16,413   16,112   18,405   68,596   69,262
   Jimblebar /(1)/................................... (kt)         16,559   20,075   16,740   15,241   15,337   67,393   61,754
   Wheelarra......................................... (kt)             --       --       --       --       --       --        3
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total production.................................. (kt)         66,729   66,040   62,357   58,977   64,222  251,596  248,159
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total production (100%)........................... (kt)         75,589   74,152   70,407   66,695   72,848  284,102  281,058
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Sales
   Lump.............................................. (kt)         17,252   17,056   16,703   15,593   16,410   65,762   63,636
   Fines............................................. (kt)         50,904   48,390   46,124   42,939   48,837  186,290  186,962
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total............................................. (kt)         68,156   65,446   62,827   58,532   65,247  252,052  250,598
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total sales (100%)................................ (kt)         77,048   73,355   70,772   66,032   73,712  283,871  283,259
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------

(1) Shown on a 100% basis. BHP interest in saleable production is 85%.

Samarco, Brazil /(1)/
   Production........................................ (kt)             --       --       37      878    1,023    1,938       --
   Sales............................................. (kt)             --       --       --      646    1,052    1,698       --

(1) Samarco commenced iron ore pellet production in December 2020 after meeting
    the licencing requirements to restart operations at the Germano complex in
    Minas Gerais and Ubu complex in Espirito Santo, Brazil.

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Coal
Coal production is reported on the basis of saleable product.

Queensland Coal, Australia
   Production /(1)/
   BMA
   Blackwater........................................ (kt)          1,703    1,184    1,737    1,416    1,887    6,224    5,545
   Goonyella......................................... (kt)          2,651    2,312    2,152    2,232    2,752    9,448    8,765
   Peak Downs........................................ (kt)          1,635    1,487    1,213    1,595    1,597    5,892    5,783
   Saraji............................................ (kt)          1,399      817    1,043    1,238    1,391    4,489    4,963
   Daunia............................................ (kt)            588      490      464      496      478    1,928    2,170
   Caval Ridge....................................... (kt)          1,102    1,075      930      750    1,148    3,903    4,349
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total BMA......................................... (kt)          9,078    7,365    7,539    7,727    9,253   31,884   31,575
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total BMA (100%).................................. (kt)         18,156   14,730   15,078   15,454   18,506   63,768   63,150
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   BHP Mitsui Coal /(2)/
   South Walker Creek................................ (kt)          1,264    1,238    1,118    1,031    1,500    4,887    5,415
   Poitrel........................................... (kt)          1,272    1,087      865      832    1,070    3,854    4,128
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total BHP Mitsui Coal............................. (kt)          2,536    2,325    1,983    1,863    2,570    8,741    9,543
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total Queensland Coal............................. (kt)         11,614    9,690    9,522    9,590   11,823   40,625   41,118
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total Queensland Coal (100%)...................... (kt)         20,692   17,055   17,061   17,317   21,076   72,509   72,693
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Sales
   BMA
   Coking coal....................................... (kt)          7,547    6,187    6,531    6,752    7,801   27,271   27,701
   Weak coking coal.................................. (kt)          1,040      977      936    1,038    1,069    4,020    3,289
   Thermal coal...................................... (kt)            183       58        3      206      400      667      531
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total BMA......................................... (kt)          8,770    7,222    7,470    7,996    9,270   31,958   31,521
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total BMA (100%).................................. (kt)         17,540   14,444   14,940   15,992   18,540   63,916   63,041
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   BHP Mitsui Coal /(2)/
   Coking coal....................................... (kt)            778      671      604      357      535    2,167    2,782
   Weak coking coal.................................. (kt)          1,756    1,545    1,518    1,404    2,027    6,494    6,783
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total BHP Mitsui Coal............................. (kt)          2,534    2,216    2,122    1,761    2,562    8,661    9,565
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total Queensland Coal............................. (kt)         11,304    9,438    9,592    9,757   11,832   40,619   41,086
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total Queensland Coal (100%)...................... (kt)         20,074   16,660   17,062   17,753   21,102   72,577   72,606
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------

(1) Production figures include some thermal coal.
(2) Shown on a 100% basis. BHP interest in saleable production is 80%.

NSW Energy Coal, Australia
   Production........................................ (kt)          4,887    3,624    3,229    2,981    4,492   14,326   16,052

   Sales
   Export thermal coal............................... (kt)          4,871    3,168    3,940    2,827    4,691   14,626   15,301
   Inland thermal coal /(1)/......................... (kt)             --       --       --       --       --       --      567
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total............................................. (kt)          4,871    3,168    3,940    2,827    4,691   14,626   15,868
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------

(1) The domestic sales contract ended in the September 2019 quarter.

Cerrejon, Colombia
   Production........................................ (kt)            767    1,038      347    1,795    1,784    4,964    7,115
   Sales thermal coal - export....................... (kt)          1,143      994      370    1,746    1,619    4,729    7,501

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Other
Nickel production is reported on the basis of saleable product

Nickel West, Australia
   Mt Keith
   Nickel concentrate................................ (kt)           60.2     64.4     55.7     54.1     50.4    224.6    178.2
   Average nickel grade.............................. (%)            16.5     15.8     14.7     13.3     13.3     14.4     16.9

   Leinster
   Nickel concentrate................................ (kt)           72.0     66.2     72.8     71.5     71.4    281.9    253.6
   Average nickel grade.............................. (%)            10.2      9.0      9.5     10.2     10.5      9.8      9.7

   Saleable production
   Refined nickel /(1)//(2)/......................... (kt)           20.5     17.3     20.4     15.2     17.1     70.0     65.6
   Intermediates and nickel by-products /(1)//(3)/... (kt)            3.4      4.9      3.6      5.2      5.3     19.0     14.5
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total nickel /(1)/................................ (kt)           23.9     22.2     24.0     20.4     22.4     89.0     80.1
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Cobalt by-products................................ (t)             312      238      236      273      241      988      775

   Sales
   Refined nickel /(1)//(2)/......................... (kt)           19.7     17.1     20.9     15.0     17.8     70.8     64.1
   Intermediates and nickel by-products /(1)//(3)/... (kt)            4.2      4.6      2.6      5.9      4.0     17.1     15.5
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Total nickel /(1)/................................ (kt)           23.9     21.7     23.5     20.9     21.8     87.9     79.6
                                                                  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
   Cobalt by-products................................ (t)             312      238      237      273      241      989      787

(1) Production and sales restated to include other nickel by-products.
(2) High quality refined nickel metal, including briquettes and powder.
(3) Nickel contained in matte and by-product streams.

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                     BHP Operational Review for           21
                     the year ended 30 June 2021

Date: 20-07-2021 07:05:00
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