- THE MAGAZINE
- Rio Tinto’s global iron ore operations set a new quarterly production record at 65 million tons (50 million tons attributable) and a new annual record at 239 million tons (185 million tons attributable).
- Mined and refined copper were down 9% and 6%, respectively, from the fourth quarter of 2009 and down 16% and 5% from the full year 2009, in line with previous guidance.
- Bauxite production increased 9% year-on-year, in line with higher demand. Alumina and aluminum production were broadly flat.
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