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
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.