Coal is one of Australia’s most important minerals and BHP Billiton Mitsubishi
Alliance (BMA) is Australia’s largest coal miner and exporter, and the world’s
largest supplier to the seaborne coking coal market. BMA is a 50/50 alliance
between the world’s largest diversified resources company and the world’s
largest general trading company. Combined, the two owners employ more
than 84,000 people and have operations in more than 80 countries.