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 2014.

Rank Country/Region Bauxite (thousand tonnes)
World 234,000
1 Australia Australia 81,000
2 China China 47,000
3 Brazil Brazil 32,500
4 Guinea Guinea 19,300
5 India India 19,000
6 Jamaica Jamaica 9,800
7 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 5,500
8 Russia Russia 5,300
9 Suriname Suriname 2,700
10 Venezuela Venezuela 2,200
11 Greece Greece 2,100
12 Guyana Guyana 1,800
13 Vietnam Vietnam 1,000
14 Indonesia Indonesia 500
Other Countries 4,760

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