Rio Tinto copper output below target

Jan 15, 2013 | 12:43 PM | Shivani Singh

Tags  Rio Tinto, Oyu Tolgoi, copper output, refined copper, mined copper, Shivani Singh

SINGAPORE — Rio Tinto Plc’s mined and refined copper output fell short of expectations in 2012, the company said Jan. 15.

Mined copper production totaled 548,800 tonnes last year, up 6 percent year on year but below the London-based company’s previous forecast of 560,000 tonnes. Meanwhile, refined copper output fell 16 percent year on year to 279,300 tonnes, falling short of the prior estimate of 290,000 tonnes, Rio Tinto said. ....

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