JBI Bulletin (June 2019)

Despite the return of third-party sales of crude bauxite to the Asian market, total bauxite production remained below levels recorded last year. In June, total bauxite production fell by 4% to 846kt, marking a third consecutive month of decline for the year. On a positive note, the year-to-date results show production lagging just less than one per…

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JBI Bulletin (May 2019)

Total bauxite production continues to be impacted by the fallout in third-party sales of crude bauxite to the Asian market. In May, total bauxite production fell by 9% to 833kt, marking a second consecutive month of decline for the year. Crude bauxite output for the month was 263kt, a decline of 29% when compared with the corresponding…

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JBI Journal Call For Manuscript

The JBI Journal is a flagship publication of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute and is in keeping with our mission of maintaining good scholarly research. The Journal seeks to publish original scientific, socio-economic, legal and technical articles that highlight issues related to the international bauxite and alumina industry. The Journal’s targeted readership includes scientists, academics, industrialists,…

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JBI Bulletin (April 2019)

In April, total bauxite production declined by 5% on a year-over-year basis to reach 754kt. This outturn was the result of a drop in crude volumes generated for the Asian market, as well as, production disruptions at two of the island’s refineries. Low third party sale of crude bauxite persisted in the month forcing another downturn in…

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JBI Bulletin – March 2019 Statistics

In March, total bauxite production declined by 13% on a year-over-year basis to reach 747kt. This outturn was the result of a fallout in crude volumes generated for the Asian market, as well as, production disruptions at two of the island’s refineries. Crude bauxite output declined by 40% from 298kt a year earlier to 179kt in March 2019.…

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JBI Bulletin – February 2019 Statistics

In February, total bauxite production increased by 1% on a year-over-year basis to reach 861 kt. This moderate outturn was attributed to production disruptions relating to boiler issues at two of the island’s refineries. Crude bauxite output amounted to 313 kt in February, equating to a 16% increase from the corresponding period last year. On a year-to-date basis,…

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JBI Statistical Bulletin (January 2019)

In January, total bauxite production increased 29% on a year-over-year basis to reach 921 kt. The uptick in production was mainly attributed to increased output from Alpart, albeit all other operators contributed to the improvement. Crude bauxite output increased by 6% to 294 kt. The expansion of exports into the Asian market is expected to…

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Reliable Water – Water Harvesting

Priority One: [JBI & JSIF collaborate on major water harvesting project] Ask any farmer, particularly those in areas with spotty rainfall and no major facility for storage – and their number one priority would be water. Therefore, JBI’s Executive Director, Parris Lyew-Ayee describes the institute’s collaborative effort with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) in…

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