The biggest contributor to the tally was WA's Boddington mine run by Newmont.
During the fourth quarter a fourth rig was added to the fleet.
BHP CEO Mike Henry says the strong fourth quarter capped off a year of significant progress.
Pilbara operations produced 319.7 million tonnes of iron ore in 2021.
First ore from Gudai-Darri is now expected in the first quarter of 2022.
Quarterly iron ore fines sales from Koolan Island totalled 396,000wmt.
Thalanga has a 650,000 tonne per annum mill that produces copper, lead and zinc concentrates.
Image is well-positioned for the next quarter.
Altura also waved off four shipments of lithium totalling 51,217wmt in the quarter.
Quarterly production of 239,031 ounces of gold from Northern Star.
MinRes reports solid quarterly earnings on the back of iron ore sales.