Anglo American: nickel down by 7%, manganese up by 7% in Q1

Nickel production decreased by 7% to 10,100 tonnes, reflecting expected lower ore grades. Production guidance is unchanged at 42,000-44,000 tonnes, subject to the extent of further Covid-19-related disruption.

Manganese ore production increased by 7% to 904,500 tonnes, largely driven by improved equipment reliability in South Africa.

There was no manganese alloy production as the South African smelter has been on care and maintenance since the Covid-19 lockdown, while the sale of the TEMCO smelter in Australia completed at the start of 2021.

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