July 18 (Reuters) - Diversified miner South32 Ltd reported a 17.4% rise in coking coal output in the fourth quarter on Thursday, helped by strong production at its Illawarra project. Production of the steel-making ingredient, known as metallurgical or coking coal, came in at 1.3 million tonnes in the June quarter, compared with 1.1 million tonnes a year earlier. (reut.rs/2xPuM64)
The output beat a UBS estimate of 1.2 million tonnes. (Reporting by Devika Syamnath in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)
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