Rio Tinto delivers very strong first half production
- Record first half iron ore shipments, production and rail volumes
- Pilbara ion ore system of mines, rail and ports reached a run rate of 290 million tonnes a year (Mt/a), two months ahead of schedule
- Production of hard coking coal improved in the first half of 2014
- Full year production guidance for copper has been increased following strong production during the first half, driven by higher grades and concentrator recoveries at Kennecott Utah Copper and the ramp up at Oyu Tolgoi. These led to a 23 per cent increase on a like-for-like basis in the half, and more than offset the impact of divestments in 2013.