January 21, 2010 / 1:35 PM / 8 years ago

UPDATE 1-Iamgold 2009 production in line with estimate

* Says 2009 gold production was 939,000 ounces

* Sees 2010 production between 940,000 and 1 mln ounces

TORONTO, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Iamgold Corp IMG.TO said on Thursday its 2009 gold production was 939,000 ounces, which was in-line with its latest forecast and 7 percent above its original forecast.

The company said its flagship operation, the Rosebel gold mine in Suriname, South America, helped boost its production results.

Toronto, Ontario-based Iamgold said cash costs for 2009 are expected to have fallen within the range of $460 to $470 per ounce of gold.

Iamgold forecast 2010 gold production of between 940,000 ounces and 1 million ounces, at average cash costs of $490 to $510 per ounce. (Reporting by Euan Rocha, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

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