Rio Tinto increases coal production in Mozambique by around 230 pct

Rio Tinto increased coal production at its Benga mine in Mozambique by around 230 percent year on year in 2013, the Anglo-Australian company said on its website.

In its annual report and accounts Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique said it had increased production of coking coal from 289,000 tons in 2012 to 867,000 tons in 2013, which was a rise of around 300 percent.

Thermal coal production also rose to 754,000 tons in 2013, compared to 419,000 tons in 2012.

The published figures showed a positive turn for the company’s operations in Mozambique, as in 2012 it was forced to make an asset impairment on its Mozambican operation in the value of several billion dollars. (macauhub)

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