4Q18 Production Report

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4Q18 Production Report

Iron ore production totaled 384.6 Mt in 2018

Vale’s iron ore fines production totaled 384.6 Mt in 2018. In 4Q18 de production reached 101 Mt, 3.8% lower than in 3Q18 due to the usual weather-related seasonality. The share of premium products in total sales was 84% in 4Q18 and averaged 82% in 2018.

Vale’s quarterly pellet production totaled 15.8 Mt and the annual production was of 55.3 Mt in 2018. Iron ore fines and pellet sales volume was 96.5 Mt in 4Q18, with sales volumes of iron ore fines reaching 80.2 Mt

About Brumadinho

Since the rupture of the Dam I in the Córrego do Feijão Mine in Brumadinho (MG), in January 25th, Vale has been making every effort to meet the needs of those affected and to mitigate damages. Click here to learn more about the assistance and other initiatives.

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See highlights of some of our businesses:

Iron ore

Iron Ore and pellets

  • Quarterly iron ore production totaled 101.0 Mt in 4Q18
  • Production totaled 384.6 Mt in 2018
  • Quarterly pellet production totaled 15.8 Mt in 4Q18
  • The share of premium products in total sales was 84% in 4Q18 and averaged 82% in 2018
Find out more about our iron ore and pellet activities

Nickel

Nickel

  • The production of finished nickel totaled 244,600 t in 2018, 15.1% lower than in 2017
  • The nickel business transitioned to a smaller footprint in 2018 by adjusting investments and production to reflect current market conditions
Find out more about our nickel activities

Coal

Coal

  • Coal production reached 3,108 t in the 4Q18
  • 2018 production remained practically in line with 2017 as operations faced some bottlenecks, which were augmented by heavy rains during 1Q18
  • As a response, the Coal business reviewed its business plan and is implementing initiatives to achieve a sustainable and reliable ramp-up from 2019
Find out more about our coal activities

Copper

Copper

  • Copper production reached 395,500 t in 2018
  • The production was 9.8% lower than in 2017, mainly reflecting Vale’s strategic decision to reduce its nickel production profile, leading to lower copper by-product from the North Atlantic operations
Find out more about our copper activities

4Q18 Financial Report

On March 27th, we will release our 4Q18 Financial Report. On March 28th, after the report has been released, some of our key executives will participate in webcasts with investors to present the quarter’s results.

Check out how to access the webcasts