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Rio Tinto's TiO2 output slides, borates production steady

By Myles McCormick, Davide Ghilotti
Published: Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Output figures for the second quarter of 2016 were broadly in line with market trends – titanium dioxide production continued to fall while borates and salt remained relatively stable.

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) slag production by Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto Plc declined in both Q2 and H1 as a number of the company's furnaces remained idled in current weak market conditions.

TiO2 output totalled 236,000 tonnes in the quarter ended June 30, down 22% year-on-year (y-o-y) and 4% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q),...

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