AT A GLANCE: Rio Tinto Q3 aluminium, bauxite and copper production down 3%

A summary of global mining company Rio Tinto’s third-quarter production results.

In brief: Aluminium production was 3% lower than in the third quarter of 2020 due to strike action at the Kitimat smelter. On October 2, Rio Tinto reached a new Collective Labor Agreement for its British Columbia operations, which includes the Kitimat smelter and the Kemano hydropower facility. The smelter will steadily ramp up following a period of reduced production due to industrial activity. Mined copper production reached 125.2 thousand tonnes, 3% lower than in the...


Alice Mason

Imogen Dudman

October 15, 2021

11:39 GMT