ITOCHU building
Mt. Whaleback Iron Ore Mine(BHP provided)
Mt. Whaleback Iron Ore Mine
Message from Yoshihisa Suzuki
Message from Yoshihisa Suzuki


ITOCHU is one of the leading sogo shosha (general trading companies). We have 3 offices in Australia (Sydney, Brisbane and Perth) and have expanded our operations in Australia such as Mining (Iron Ore and Coal), Forestry & General Merchandise, Food, Machinery and Chemical Business since 1957.

Iron Ore: Mt Newman, Yandi, Mt Goldsworthy JV, and Jimblebar with BHP. Leading exporter of iron ore to Japan and the rest of the world.

Coal: Oaky Creek JV with Glencore, Maules Creek JV with Whitehaven Coal and Fitzroy project with AMCI. One of the major exporters of steaming & coking coal to Japan and the rest of the world.

Food: Leading trader of grain and grain products, dairy products, beef and marine products in Asia Pacific.

Machinery: Development and Investment in PPP and other types of infrastructure projects. Focusing on water, waste, power and transportation and decarbonization sectors.

Key Milestones

  • 1957¬† – ITOCHU Australia started its operations (mainly wool imports).
  • 1967 – Mt. Newman JV in West Australia started with BHP.
  • 2004 – IMEA (ITOCHU Minerals & Energy of Australia Pty Ltd) established.
  • 2009 – Invested in Aquasure PPP project (desalination in Victoria).

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