Local miners struggle to keep pace with Vale

Original article by Peter Ker
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 16 : 17-Oct-18

Rio Tinto’s iron ore shipments from the Pilbara totalled 81.9 million tonnes in the September quarter, compared with 88.5 million in the June quarter. Rio Tinto has attributed the fall in shipments to factors such as maintenance work and the death of a worker at one of its mines. BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals Group are also tipped to report lower iron ore export volumes for the quarter. Meanwhile, Brazilian rival Vale has reported record third-quarter production of 104.9 million tonnes, while its sales rose by nine per cent to 84 million tonnes.

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RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LIMITED – ASX FMG, VALE SA, ROY HILL HOLDINGS PTY LTD, MINERAL RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX MIN, ATLAS IRON LIMITED – ASX AGO, RBC CAPITAL MARKETS

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