Glencore cobalt output up 10% in 2019

Swiss miner-trader Glencore produced 46,300 tonnes of cobalt in 2019, up 10% from 42,200 tonnes in 2018, mainly due to the ramp up in operations at Katanga in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Cobalt production at Glencore’s African copper assets, which includes Katanga and Mutanda, totaled 42,200 tonnes - contained in hydroxide - in 2019, up 10% from 38,400 tonnes a year earlier.

The scale down at Mutanda in the fourth quarter partly offset the ramp-up at Katanga, which began in March 2018 and is expected...


Charlotte Radford

February 04, 2020

12:40 GMT