- Iron ore group Ferrexpo said total pellet production fell modestly in the second quarter of the year weighed down by a scheduled refurbishment to the pellet line.

Total pellet production for the second quarter of 2018 fell 2.9% to 2.51m tonnes from 2.59m tonnes the same period a year ago.

For the first half of the year pellet production was 5.10m tonnes, down 1.2% from 5.16m tonnes the same period a year ago.

The company blamed the fall in pellet production on a planned 65 day pellet line refurbishment.

Story provided by