Rio Tinto's TiO2 output slides, borates production steady
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%