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Rio Tinto to offer independently certified responsibly produced aluminium

Rio Tinto has become the first mining and metals company to be granted the aluminium...
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Fast Facts

  1. Australia is the world's largest producer of bauxite.
  2. The industry contributes around $13B 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 17000 people and provides income for another 60,000 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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