Coal production in Mozambique at the Moatize mine in Tete province hit a record 3.2 million tonnes in the third quarter of the year, up 5.8% from the previous quarter, Brazilian mining company Vale said.
A report released by Vale said that against the same period of 2016, its coal production in Mozambique grew 38.3%.
The report shows that Mozambique’s coking coal production in the third quarter was 1.9 million tonnes, down 9.6% from the second quarter of the year.
In the same period the production of thermal coal was 1.4 million tonnes, or 37.7% more than in the previous quarter.
The Brazilian mining group also noted that its logistics operations in Mozambique reached a record volume of transported cargo, of 3.5 million tonnes in the third quarter, after an increase of 15% on the previous three months.
Vale’s iron ore output reached a record 95.1 million tonnes in the third quarter of the year, or 3.3 million tonnes over the previous quarter. (macauhub)