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Kumba’s first-quarter output hampered by rain, equipment constraints

Iron-ore miner Kumba Iron Ore has revised its production and sales guidance for the year down from between 39-million and 41-million tonnes to between 38-million and 40-million tonnes, owing to lower production and sales achieved in the quarter ended March 31. “Seasonal weather-related events and equipment reliability constraints led to challenging operating conditions in the first quarter. Given the tough operating conditions, our production and sales volumes decreased by 21% and 8%, respectively,” Kumba CE Mpumi Zikalala said on April 21.

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