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Rio Tinto Second Quarter 2011 Operations Review

Among others Albanese said: Global iron ore production of 49 Mt attributable (62 Mt on a 100 % basis) was up 12 % on the second quarter of 2010 and up 17 % on the first quarter of 2011. Bauxite and alumina production improved by 8 % and 6 % on the rain-impacted first quarter as the Queensland operations recovered. Bauxite production was up 11 % compared with the same quarter of 2010 whilst alumina and aluminium production were flat. Rio Tinto’s interest in Riversdale Mining Limited increased to 99,76 %. Riversdale was delisted on 7 July and the process has commenced to compulsorily acquire the remaining shares (07/2011).

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