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World Bauxite Producing Countries



World Bauxite Producing Countries Map
Description : The map showing major Bauxite Producing Countries in World. Disclaimer






Major Bauxite Producers of the World-2010
CountryProduction in Thousand Metric Tonnes
Australia70,000
China40,000
Brazil32,100
India18,000
Guinea17,400
Jamaica9,200
Kazakhstan5,300
Russia4,700
Suriname3,100
Venezuela2,500
Greece2,000
Guyana1,800
Vietnam30
Other countries4,440
* SOURCE: USGS:Mineral Commodity Summary 2011
Bauxite is a mixture, a rock, consisting of iron and aluminum hydroxides/oxides. It is the primary ore of aluminum and is formed in weathered volcanic rocks. The extraction of aluminum from bauxite is very expensive.
However, the best part of bauxite is that it can be recycled and used all over again.

Bauxite is used in cement, chemicals, soda cans, dishwashers, and in the formation of other aluminum products. The best part of bauxite is that it can be recycled and used all over again.

The World Map of Bauxite Producing nations shows a list of the major countries that produce vast quantities of bauxite. As the data in the map shows, Australia is the world's largest bauxite producer; in 2010 it produced 70,000 metric tonnes of bauxite.

The second place is occupied by China followed by Brazil, India, Guinea, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Russia, Suriname, Venezuela, Greece, Guyana, and Vietnam.

Africa produces over sixteen percent of the world's bauxite; it is one of the key minerals produced by the African mining industry. Guinea is the leading African country in the production of bauxite. Other major African producers of bauxite are Ghana and Sierra Leone.

Last updated on December 20, 2012


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