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Zimbabwe: Unki Mine Production Increases

Anglo American Platinum Limited's local unit, Unki Mine's PGM production increased by 7 percent to 55 800 ounces during the fourth quarter to December 31, 2020 compared to same period in the prior year.

p Anglo American Platinum Limited's local unit, Unki Mine's PGM production increased by 7 percent to 55 800 ounces during the fourth quarter to December 31, 2020 compared to same period in the prior year.At overall group level, total PGM production of 1 076 100 ounces was achieved which was a decrease of 7 percent against Q4 2019, with safety controls and restrictions remaining in place to protect employees from Covid-19.Figures from the group show that PGM production at own-managed mines decreased by 8 percent to 617 800 ounces due to the closure of mined-out infrastructure at Amandelbult and community-related disruptions at Mogalakwena.Joint operations PGM production (mined and purchase of concentrate) decreased by 14 percent to 198 000 ounces.

Refined PGM production, excluding tolling, decreased by 49 percent to 673,100 ounces.Similarly, total PGM sales volumes decreased 24 percent to 1 125 100 ounces largely due to lower refined production.

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