Mitsubishi Corporation operates as a general trading company (sogo shosha) with over 200 bases of operations in approximately 80 countries worldwide. Together with its over 500 group companies,. The companys Industrial Finance, Logistics, and Development Group segment develops industrial finance businesses, including asset management, buyout investment, leasing, real estate development and finance, logistics services, and insurance. Its Energy Business Group segment conducts oil and gas exploration, development, and production business; invests in liquefied natural gas liquefaction projects; and trades crude oil, petroleum products, liquefied petroleum gas, liquefied natural gas, and carbon materials and products. The companys Metals Group segment trades, develops, and invests in steel products, such as steel sheets and thick plates; steel raw materials comprising coking coal and iron ore; and non-ferrous raw materials and products, such as copper and aluminum. Its Machinery Group segment develops and invests in various businesses, including plants for production of natural gas, petroleum, chemicals or steel, aerospace-related, mining, construction, marine, automotive, transportation, and industrial equipment, as well as ships, elevators, and escalators. The companys Chemicals segment trades, develops, and invests in chemical products, such as raw materials used in industrial products, including ethylene, methanol and salt produced from crude oil, natural gas, minerals, plants, marine resources, plastics, electronic materials, food ingredients, fertilizers, and fine chemicals. Its Living Essentials Group segment develops businesses and invests in various fields that include food products and food, textiles, essential supplies, healthcare, distribution, and retail.