Xstrata (XSRAF.PK) reports a mixed 2012 performance in its key copper and coal businesses,...

|About: Xstrata Plc (XSRAF)|By:, SA News Editor

Xstrata (XSRAF.PK) reports a mixed 2012 performance in its key copper and coal businesses, boosting coal production 7% to a record 90.4M metric tons on higher output from its Australian thermal coal mines, while copper output fell 16% to 747K tons due to a poor performance at the Chilean Collahuasi mine and as it transitions from old mines to new mines.