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Global aluminum production increases by 0.3%
Global aluminum production increases by 0.3%

According to the International Aluminum Institute (IAI), comprising the world's leading manufacturers of aluminum, the production of this metal in the first quarter of 2019 amounted to 15.741 million tons. This figure is 0.3 percent higher than last year, when aluminum production totaled 15.69 million tons.

During the reporting period, a number of US enterprises produced 947 thousand tons of aluminum, while production in Latin America reached 253 thousand tons. In the first quarter of this year, the countries of Western Europe produced 877 thousand tons of aluminum, and production in Central and Eastern Europe accounted for 1.008 million tons.

In terms of aluminum production, China caught up with European countries: about 8.925 million tons of this metal were produced in this country during the reporting period. Aluminum production in other Asian countries amounted to 1,092 million tons. In Oceania, 469 thousand tons were produced, while the Gulf States produced 1.308 million tons. In Africa, the output of this metal increased by almost 0.7 percent to 412 thousand tons.

Last year, global aluminum production grew by 1.5 percent to 64.34 million tons. The IAI emphasized that this data was preliminary and could be further adjusted.

Published: 2019-05-08 09:17:19 UTC
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