daily run-of-mine iron ore output totaled 3.17 million tonnes
in February, up 14 percent from about 2.79 million tonnes per
day in January, according to the National Bureau of Statistics
"The good prices boosted output
even during the Chinese New Year in February," an iron ore
trader in Shanghai said.
However, daily output in January
and February was lower compared with that during the second
half of 2012 due to seasonal reasons. Output in the second half
of 2012 averaged 3.97 million tonnes per day.
Total output for the first two months of 2013 reached 175.17
million tonnes, up 13.5 percent year on year.
A version of this article was first
published by AMM sister publication Steel