Vale’s manganese ore output down in Q1; ferro-alloys stable

Vale’s manganese ore output fell by 36.1% quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter of 2012 to 484,000 tonnes, the Brazilian company said in a production report published on Wednesday April 18.

The decline was largely due to a weak performance in Carajás’ Azul mine, as a result of the rainy season and a halt in operations for maintenance reasons. Manganese ore output at...


Ana Paula Camargo

April 18, 2012

16:27 GMT

São Paulo