(Reuters) - The world’s biggest miner BHP Group said on Tuesday its first-half profit fell 8 percent because of production disruptions and a decline in commodity prices during the period.
Underlying profit from continuing operations for the six months ended Dec. 31 fell to $4.03 billion from $4.40 billion a year ago. That missed consensus estimates of $4.209 billion.
BHP declared an interim dividend of $0.55 per share, the same as last year.
(Reporting By Rushil Dutta in Bengaluru; editing by Christian Schmollinger)