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Rio Tinto Shipped 13.6 MMT Of Bauxite Ore In 2021’s Opening Quarter

Rio Tinto Shipped 13.6 MMT Of Bauxite Ore In 2021’s Opening Quarter

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group released production results for the first quarter on Tuesday. Though generally down compared to the fourth quarter, the aluminium business’s production generally rose over the first quarter of 2020. For the year’s first quarter the firm...

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Rio Tinto Turns In Higher Production Numbers for Third Quarter

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto released third-quarter production results late last week. Though gains were not strong compared to the previous quarter, year-on-year and year-to-date showings fared better. In the just-ended quarter Rio turned out 12.4 million metric tons of bauxite, 1.98 million metric tons of alumina, and 924 thousand metric tons of aluminium. Bauxite […]

Rio Tinto’s Kitimat Smelter Hosts Open House

Anglo-Australian mining major Rio Tinto hosted an open house last week for its renovated smelter in Kitimat, British Columbia. The event, which was open to members of the local community of all ages, featured interactive exhibits, family activities and bus tours of the new facilities. “This smelter represents the next chapter built on our 60 […]

Rio Tinto Shopping its Aluminium Assets: Industry Sources

According to industry sources, Anglo-Australian mining major Rio Tinto is seeking buyers for parts of its aluminium operations. An article published yesterday in The Australian Financial Review said that Rio Tinto is seeking buyers for its three Australian aluminium smelters – namely Tasmania’s Bell Bay, Queensland’s Boyne, and New South Wales’ Tomago, citing unnamed insiders […]

Rio Tinto’s First-Half Aluminium Production at Record Levels

Anglo-Australian mining titan Rio Tinto reported financial results for the first half of 2016 yesterday. The firm credits strong performances in bauxite and aluminium as contributing to their strong performance in the half. “Rio Tinto has generated net cash from operating activities of $3.2 billion and reported underlying earnings of $1.6 billion, against a backdrop […]

Rio Tinto’s Q1 Numbers Buoyed by Significant Aluminium Production

Anglo-Australian mining titan Rio Tinto released first quarter numbers today. Among the highlights of the first three months of a challenging aluminium market in 2016 are significant increases in bauxite, alumina, and aluminium production. “These results demonstrate our commitment to operational excellence in 2016, with notable improvements in several important areas, including a strong performance […]