Xstrata Plcs copper output from its mines rose 23 percent
year on year for January through September on increased
production in Africa and Chile.
production totaled 1.07 million tonnes through September,
including a 37-percent year-on-year increase at its African
operations to 276,700 tonnes and a 43-percent gain at
Collahuasi, in Chile, to 130,800 tonnes, the Baar,
Switzerland-based company said Oct. 31.
sources, production totaled 1.89 million tonnes.
Zinc production from
company sources fell 6 percent year on year to 1.06 million
tonnes following production declines at Brunswick and
Perseverance in Canada as the mines reached the end of their
Zinc in concentrates
from company-sourced production at Brunswick fell 64 percent
year on year to 52,000 tonnes and dropped 44 percent at
Perseverance to 54,500 tonnes.
Lead production from
company sources was down 2 percent to 233,900 tonnes for the
nine-month period, also linked to the production declines at
Brunswick and Perseverance.
production for the period was 75,600 tonnes, more or less flat
compared with the first nine months of 2012.
The Australian nickel
assets produced 32,500 tonnes of nickel from company sources,
down 4 percent year on year. The decline was offset by a strong
performance from Murrin Murrin, the company said, which has
seen a record production year so far.
from company sources rose 37 percent to 893,000 tonnes through
September, thanks to higher capacity utilization at the
companys smelters and better operating results from the
A version of this
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