Statutory profit of $320 million was down from
Total gold revenue for the six-months tipped in at $1.5 billion from gold sales of 956,073oz.
Gold revenue dipped 24% year-on-year while gold sales were down 22%.
The company booked $260 million in total copper revenue, down 17% year-on-year as copper sales retreated 7%, while silver revenue fell 22% to $29 million.
Newcrest ran into a number of operational issues inthe latter half of 2012, including production interruptions at Lihir in Papua New Guineafollowing an electrical faultowhile a conveyor failure at Cadia Valley mine in New South Wales stymlied production.
The operational difficulties were reflected in its production figures, withthe company recording an 18% slip in gold production for the six months to 956,073oz.