List of countries by bauxite production

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World bauxite output in 2005.

Bauxite is the most important aluminium ore. This form of rock consists mostly of the minerals gibbsite Al(OH)3, boehmite γ-AlO(OH), and diaspore α-AlO(OH), in a mixture with the two iron oxides goethite and hematite, the clay mineral kaolinite, and small amounts of anatase TiO2.

Bauxite was named after the village Les Baux in southern France, where it was first recognised as containing aluminium and named by the French geologist Pierre Berthier in 1821.

List of producing countries[edit]

This is a list of countries by bauxite production in 2007 mostly based on British Geological Survey accessed in September 2010.

Rank Country/Region Bauxite (tonnes)
  World 213,000,000
1 Australia Australia 62,428,000
2 Brazil Brazil 25,460,700
3 India India 22,999,000
4 China China 21,600,000
5 Indonesia Indonesia 16,000,000
6 Jamaica Jamaica 14,567,738
8 Russia Russia 6,053,900
9 Suriname Suriname 5,273,195
10 Venezuela Venezuela 5,000,000
11 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 4,962,600
12 Guyana Guyana 2,248,928
13 Greece Greece 2,220,000
14 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 1,169,036
15 Ghana Ghana 1,033,368
16 Turkey Turkey 863,404
17 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 800,546
18 Montenegro Montenegro 667,053
19 Hungary Hungary 515,061
20 Iran Iran 500,000
21 France France 160,000
22 Malaysia Malaysia 156,785
23 United States United States 128,742
24 Vietnam Vietnam 80,000
25 Pakistan Pakistan 18,082
26 Mozambique Mozambique 11,800
27 Tanzania Tanzania 5,003

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