ENRC production levels increase

Troubled miner ENRC yesterday said that its iron ore division had its best quarter in three years, reporting a 9.9 per cent year-on-year increase in production to 10,874kt. Ferroalloys production increased by 2.4 per cent and aluminium production rose by 1.6 per cent year-on-year. Copper output rose 81 per cent due to increased capacity at certain mines. “In Africa we have continued to ramp up copper volumes with new production coming from both Frontier and Chambishi, in line with the targets for the development of our African copper business,” said chief executive Felix J Vulis.