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