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Rio's borates, salt production falls in Q1 as TiO2 slag output jumps

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017

Both borates and salt production declined in Q1 as TiO2 slag output grew substantially reflecting "higher demand".

Production of borates and salt at Rio Tinto fell 3% and 39% respectively year-on-year (y-o-y) in Q1 2017 while titanium dioxide (TiO2) slag saw double-digit growth.

The decline in borates output, at 123,000 tonnes, was "in line" with market demand, Rio said on 20...

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