Rio Tinto borates production up, but TiO2 feedstocks stall

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Weaker markets and planned upgrades blamed for lower volumes

Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto recorded a rise in its borates production in Q3 2013, but said that titanium dioxide (TiO2) feedstock production had fallen off.

TiO2 feedstock production was 7% lower than Q3 2012 and 19% lower than production the previous quarter, the group said in its operations review.

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