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  • Brazil's Vale sets quarterly output record

    4/20/17
    Brazilian mining giant Vale's iron ore output from its own operations rose 11.2% in 1Q17 to 86.2Mt, a record for a first quarter. Vale said the performance was mostly due to a ramp-up of iron ore projects S11D and Itabiritos. ...

  • Copper market in surplus in January

    4/20/17
    There was a surplus in the world copper market in January, according to a new report from the International Copper Study Group (ICSG). The refined copper market reported a surplus of about 51,000t, which the group attributed to a...

  • Usiminas finally swings to profit

    4/20/17
    Brazilian steelmaker Usiminas reported a net profit of 108mn reais (US$34.4mn) for Q1 after posting losses for 10 consecutive quarters. The figure compares with a net loss of 151mn reais in 1Q16, Usiminas said in an earnings...

  • Brazil: Industrial output

    4/20/17
    Percent changes in Brazil's industrial output indices from February 2002 to February 2017. Data seasonally adjusted and preceding month used as base. Variations (month-on-month and year-on-year) in the following indices provided: ...

  • Steel and iron production in Argentina

    4/17/17
    Monthly and annual steel and iron production in Argentina in thousands of tonnes. Data covers 1993 to March 2017 and is broken down by type of metal: primary steel, crude steel, hot-rolled flat steel and cold-rolled flat steel....

  • METALS: The week in 10 stories

    4/13/17
    Mineral export figures from across the region dominated the news this week, with Peru reporting a 59.8% increase in mining exports in February to US$2.23bn. Guatemala saw exports mineral fall in February, with lead, precious and...

  • Brazil aluminum output up in Q1

    4/13/17
    Brazil's primary aluminum output in January-March was 197,500t, up 3.1% year-on-year, according to data from industry association Abal. Primary aluminum output in March rose 4.3% compared to the same month last year to 68,200t, the ...