Vale Q1 cobalt output up by 5.4% with focus on higher quality products

Vale’s cobalt production increased by 5.4% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018 while it focused on higher quality products, the Brazilian diversified miner said on Monday April 16.

Output totaled 1,327 tonnes in the first three months of 2018, against 1,259 tonnes in the corresponding period of 2017. The highlight was production of cobalt rounds in Vale’s Long Harbour operation in Canada, which came to 373 tonnes in the first quarter of 2018, up by 227% from a year earlier, when the plant...

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Danielle Assalve

April 16, 2018

20:27 GMT

São Paulo