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Samarco Iron Ore Output in Brazil Affected by Rains

January 16, 2012

Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Samarco Mineracao SA, a joint venture between Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd., said heavy rains in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state affected production of iron ore.

Samarco doesn’t expect a “relevant reduction” in its shipments scheduled for January, the company said in an e-mailed statement today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Juan Pablo Spinetto in Rio de Janeiro at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Peter Millard at

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