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