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Economic Impacts

Summary of Key Economic Contributions by Operating Region
For the year ended
December 31, 2015
($ millions)
North    Americaa
South  America
Indonesia
Europe
Africa
Other   
Countries
Total  
Payments to suppliers
$ 4,496   
$ 1,057
$ 1,303
$ 2,119
$       -
$ -
$   9,615
Employee wages and benefits
1,526b  
316
488
91
124
   4
2,549
Payments to providers of capital:
  Dividends
605   
66
1
-
24
   -
696
  Interest
709   
38
13
10
-
   -
770
Payments to governmentsc
12   
328
129
7
211
    2
689
Community investmentsd
43   
8
87
-
27
   -
165
Direct economic contributions
$ 7,391   
$ 1,813
$ 2,021
$ 2,227
$ 1,017
$  6
$ 14,475
Capital expenditurese
$ 3,359   
$ 1,722
$    901
$    142
$    229
$  -
$   6,353
Note: These amounts were derived primarily from Freeport-McMoRan’s publicly reported segment data, including amounts for
FM O&G. For disclosure of Freeport-McMoRan’s segment data in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), see pages 196-200 of our 2015 Form 10-K.
a. Includes parent company results.
b. Includes employee wages and benefits capitalized to FM O&G oil and gas properties totaling $79 million.
c. Excludes employee payroll taxes, dividends, property taxes and certain other taxes, which are included in payments to suppliers and dividends. A reconciliation to the 2015 Cash Payments to Governments schedule is available here.
d. Please refer to Community Investments for a description of our community investments.
e. Includes costs for capital projects, including additional payments to suppliers, employee wages and benefits, payments.

Local Suppliers Our operations provide significant direct and indirect economic impacts when we purchase supplies and services in local economies. When we purchase locally, we facilitate community development and capacity building in line with our Community Policy and programs. Our Global Supply Chain Policy encourages consideration of local suppliers.



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