Rio Tinto production report shows TiO2 market still lagging

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The latest set of figures from the Anglo-Australian miner show lower production levels in TiO2 feedstock’s and runs contrary to the optimism displayed in its company results, released in August, which stated that a slight upturn was expected in mineral sand markets. In borates, sales demand continues to increase, which is positive for the market as a whole

Rio Tinto’s mineral sand output slipped 11% in the first nine months of this year when compared to the same period in 2013, the Anglo-Australian miner confirmed in its Q3 production results, released today.

The slip in production across the RTIT business reflects soft market demand, the company...

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