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October 13, 2018 / News

Sustainable Bauxite Mining Guidelines

Australia has amongst the highest standards of bauxite mining globally, and our bauxite sector has...
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Fast Facts

  1. Australia is the world's largest producer of bauxite.
  2. The industry contributes around $15B in exports to the economy every year.
  3. Australia is the world’s second largest producer of alumina.
  4. The industry provides direct employment for more than 14000 people and provides income for another 40,000 families.
  5. Reduction cells (or pot) in a smelter is replaced every 5-6 years. So, while the smelter may be decades old, the components are not.
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Australian Aluminium Industry

Click through this interactive flow chart to see more details about the phases of the aluminium industry in Australia.

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