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Rio Tinto says China virus slowing copper ore imports from Mongolia

2020-02-14 08:59:24   【Print】
Rio Tinto, operator of the giant Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia, said its copper concentrate shipments to China had slowed due to efforts by the authorities to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

"We have advised customers that we are engaging with authorities who are working on re-establishing regular and safe border crossings," a spokesman for the miner said on Wednesday.

Transport restrictions have been imposed to stop the spread of the virus.

Mongolia said on Monday it would suspend deliveries of coal across its border into China until March 2 and had already stopped foreign nationals entering via China.

Yunnan Copper, part of state-owned Chinese metals group Chinalco, takes almost 10,000 tonnes a month of copper concentrate, or partially processed copper ore, from Oyu Tolgoi for its Chifeng smelter in China's Inner Mongolia region, a source at the company said.

Like other Chinese smelters, Yunnan Copper is struggling with high inventories of byproduct sulphuric acid amid the virus lockdown and has cut copper output at the 400,000 tonnes per year Chifeng plant by 30%, said the source.

The source said Yunnan Copper was currently unable to take concentrate from the Mongolian border to the plant via truck but the situation is "getting better".

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