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Anglo American's niobium output up 20% in Q4 2013

January 30, 2014 - 18:27 GMT Location: São Paulo

KEYWORDS: Anglo American , Catalão , Brazil , Boa Vista , BVFR

Anglo American’s production of niobium rose by 20% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2013, partly after operational improvements at Brazil´s Boa Vista mine, the company has reported.

Anglo’s niobium output amounted to 1,200 tonnes in the period, compared with 1,000 tonnes in the fourth quarter of 2012. "Production increased by 20% due to operational improvements at Boa Vista mine and its tailings plants, and higher niobium pentoxide grade...

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