Bloomberg reported that Rio Tinto plc’s (LSE:RIO,ASX:RIO,NYSE:RIO) attributable thermal coal production came to 26.8 million metric tons in 2013. That’s a record as well as a 12-percent increase from the previous year.
As quoted in the market news:
Rio’s attributable thermal coal production was a record 26.8 million tons in 2013, up 12 percent from the year before. Production of bauxite, used to make aluminum, climbed 10 percent to a record 43.2 million tons.
Rio produced 173,000 tons of mined copper in the quarter, up 5 percent on a year earlier, beating the 139,000-ton median estimate of three analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Refined copper output fell 6 percent to 81,000 tons.