Vale iron ore production rises 5 pct in first quarter

miércoles 22 de abril de 2015 08:19 GYT

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 22 (Reuters) - Brazilian miner Vale SA said on Wednesday it produced 74.5 million tonnes of iron ore in the first quarter, an increase of 4.9 percent on the previous year, as it continued to ramp up production despite weakening prices. (Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer and Jeb Blount)