List of countries by aluminium oxide production

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Alumina output in 2005.

Aluminium oxide is an amphoteric oxide of aluminium with the chemical formula Al2O3. It is also commonly referred to as alumina or aloxite[1] in the mining, ceramic and materials science communities. It is produced by the Bayer process from bauxite. Its most significant use is in the production of aluminium metal, although it is also used as an abrasive due to its hardness and as a refractory material due to its high melting point.[2]

List of producing countries[edit]

This is a list of countries by aluminium oxide in 2006 mostly based on British Geological Survey accessed in June 2008.

Rank Country/Region Aluminium oxide production (tonnes)
  World 72,200,000
1 Australia Australia 18,312,000
2 China China 13,696,000
3 Brazil Brazil 6,720,200
4 United States United States 5,012,000
5 Jamaica Jamaica 4,099,548
6 Russia Russia 3,265,250
7 India India 3,080,000
8 Suriname Suriname 2,151,148
9 Venezuela Venezuela 1,920,000
10 Republic of Ireland Ireland 1,800,000
11 Ukraine Ukraine 1,671,620
12 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 1,514,509
13 Canada Canada 1,476,959
14 Spain Spain 1,400,000
15 Italy Italy 1,090,000
16 Germany Germany 830,000
17 Japan Japan 780,000
18 Romania Romania 621,973
19 Guinea Guinea 555,000
20 Greece Greece 510,000
21 France France 500,000
22 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 352,665
23 Hungary Hungary 300,000
24 Montenegro Montenegro 236,740
25 Turkey Turkey 140,089
26 Iran Iran 130,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aloxite", ChemIndustry.com database, retrieved 24 February 2007
  2. ^ "Alumina (Aluminium Oxide) – The Different Types of Commercially Available Grades". The A to Z of Materials. Retrieved 2007-10-27. 

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