Australia's Rio Tinto sees 5% increase in 2020 iron ore shipment

Oct 31 (Reuters) - Australia's Rio Tinto on Thursday forecast a 5% year-on-year rise in iron ore shipments for 2020 and also deferred $500 million of capital expenditure in 2019 to the next year.

The global miner said total capital expenditure in 2019 is expected to be at around $5.5 billion, and $7 billion in 2020. ($1 = 1.4468 Australian dollars) (Reporting by Aby Jose Koilparambil in Bengaluru; Editing by Himani Sarkar)