Iron outcome for Rio Tinto

A STRONG fourth quarter has helped Rio Tinto produce 333.4 million tonnes of iron ore from its Pilbara operations for the full year – up 2% on 2019.

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Rio Tinto has had a strong outcome from its iron ore mines but has some issues looming.

Fourth quarter production of 86Mt was 3% higher than the same period of 2019.

The company's mines also achieved record total material moved for the year, up 7% on the previous record from 2019.