Rio Tinto Ltd. Third Quarter Commodities Production

The following table is a summary of quarterly principal commodities production as reported by Rio Tinto.

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                                 3Q       2Q       1Q       4Q       3Q      2Q
                               2011     2011     2011     2010     2010    2010
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                          ----------------- Production YoY% --------------------
Alumina                       -4.6%     0.2%    -4.0%     0.4%     6.3%    5.0%
Aluminium                      2.4%     0.6%     0.7%     0.4%    -1.8%    1.0%
Bauxite                        6.7%    11.1%    -0.8%    -5.7%    16.8%   10.0%
Borates                       -9.8%     6.0%     7.6%     3.1%    13.0%   72.0%
Coal - hard coking            13.9%   -25.9%   -12.4%     7.5%    17.2%   26.0%
Coal - semi-soft coking       56.7%   -31.3%   -14.4%   -20.1%      n/a     n/a
Coal - AU thermal             -2.5%     5.1%    -0.9%     2.6%   -14.4%   -4.0%
Coal - US thermal               n/a      n/a   -15.5%   -46.1%   -49.3%  -47.0%
Copper - mined               -31.6%   -24.3%   -14.5%    -8.9%   -19.0%  -19.0%
Copper - refined             -36.0%    -0.8%    -0.7%    -5.7%     6.1%  -11.0%
Iron ore                       4.7%    12.0%    -3.4%     6.0%     1.3%   -2.0%
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                                 3Q       2Q       1Q       4Q       3Q      2Q
                               2011     2011     2011     2010     2010    2010
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Uranium                      -14.5%   -60.4%   -47.1%    -2.5%   -26.5%  -28.0%
                          ----------------- Production QoQ% --------------------
Alumina                       -0.2%     5.8%    -7.6%    -2.3%     4.8%    3.0%
Aluminium                      0.4%     1.5%    -1.9%     2.4%    -1.4%    0.0%
Bauxite                        5.2%     8.2%    -4.7%    -1.6%     9.5%   14.0%
Borates                      -12.0%    20.6%     5.9%   -19.7%     3.4%   30.0%
Coal - hard coking            56.3%     9.0%   -28.5%    -6.4%     1.6%   30.0%
Coal - semi-soft coking        6.4%    -0.2%   -13.3%    70.3%      n/a     n/a
Coal - Australian thermal     -3.9%    18.3%   -22.0%     9.8%    -6.7%   -6.0%
Coal - US thermal               n/a      n/a   -17.8%   -22.2%     6.2%  -50.0%
Copper - mined               -14.1%   -13.1%   -23.7%    16.0%    -4.9%  -18.0%
Copper - refined             -24.0%    -5.6%    -4.3%    -6.8%    17.8%  -10.0%
Iron ore                       2.0%    16.7%   -16.3%     5.1%     9.2%   15.0%
Uranium                      128.2%   -27.1%   -56.4%    18.0%     5.6%  -24.0%
                          -------------- Production (’000 tons) ---------------
Alumina                       2,235    2,240    2,117    2,292    2,343   2,235
Aluminium                       962      958      944      962      939     952
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                                 3Q       2Q       1Q       4Q       3Q      2Q
                               2011     2011     2011     2010     2010    2010
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Bauxite                       9,178    8,726    8,067    8,462    8,604   7,857
Borates                         127      144      120      113      141     136
Coal - hard coking            2,774    1,775    1,628    2,279    2,434   2,395
Coal - semi-soft coking         733      689      691      797      468   1,003
Coal - AU thermal             4,575    4,758    4,022    5,154    4,694   4,526
Coal - US thermal               n/a      n/a      n/a      599      n/a     n/a
Copper - mined                  109      127      146      185      160     168
Copper - refined                 68       90       95      100      107      91
Iron ore                     49,834   48,851   41,876   50,050   47,608  43,610
Uranium (’000 lbs)            2,373    1,040    1,427    3,276    2,776   2,628
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SOURCE: Rio Tinto Limited

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