South32 coal, manganese output down, while alumina rises

Diversified miner South32 has reported declined production levels over a number of commodities, while also announcing a record year-to-date production at its Brazil alumina operations.

The miner on Thursday announced that alumina production for the second quarter ended December was up by 1% on the previous quarter, to 1.32-million tonnes, while aluminium production remained stable at 248 000 t.