Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. Dec. Qtr Iron Ore Output

Jan. 19 (Bloomberg) -- The following table is a summary of quarterly iron ore production as reported by Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.

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                        Dec.     Sept.      June     March       Dec    Sept.
                        2011      2011      2011      2011      2010     2010
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                   -------------------------- YoY% -----------------------------
Ore Mined              45.0%     43.2%      9.0%     -6.9%     21.0%     7.0%
Overburden Removed     71.0%    103.6%     74.0%     14.5%     50.0%    27.0%
Ore Processed          44.0%     30.4%     18.0%     -1.3%      2.6%     2.0%
                   -------------------------- QoQ% -----------------------------
Ore Mined               1.0%     27.9%     28.0%    -12.3%     -0.2%    -3.0%
Overburden Removed     -1.0%     21.9%     70.0%    -16.4%     17.0%     4.0%
Ore Processed           8.0%      2.5%     40.0%     -7.5%     -1.6%    -7.0%
                   -------------------- Levels (’000 tons) ---------------------
Ore Mined             16,011    15,837    11,059    11,398    11,037   11,059
Overburden Removed    67,491    68,481    33,637    32,352    39,458   33,637
Ore Processed         13,779    12,717    12,384    11,059     9,593    9,750
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SOURCE: Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.

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