JBI Bulletin (February 2021)

Bauxite production moderated in February due to a reduction in the number of working days available in the month comparable to last February, and boiler disruption at one the island’s refinery. In the review period, total bauxite production amounted to 557kt, down 4% year-on-year. The outturn in the month brings the accumulated output for the…

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JBI Bulletin (January 2021)

Despite the challenges of achieving growth in the context of a health pandemic, the bauxite and alumina industry started 2021 on a positive note. In January, both the alumina and bauxite sectors improved, which lifted total bauxite production to 625kt. The outturn, which reflects an increase of 16% when compared with January 2020, is an…

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JBI Bulletin (December 2020)

Mixed performances from the bauxite and alumina sectors saw the industry faltering in the last month of 2020. In December, total bauxite production amounted to 689kt, reflecting a 5% decline from the 724kt produced December 2019. The year-on-year fall does not augur well for the industry that has been disadvantaged by Alpart’s suspended operations. Preliminary…

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JBI Bulletin (November 2020)

In November, total bauxite production amounted to 537kt, an increase of 2% when compared with a year ago. The moderate improvement in the month was on account of a rise in crude bauxite production amidst a fall in alumina output. The accumulated bauxite production in the first eleven months amounted to 6.8 million tonnes, which…

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JBI Bulletin (October 2020)

October represents the first benchmark period where Alpart’s operations are excluded from the monthly year-on-year comparisons. Against this background, total bauxite production increased by 13% to 626kt with relative improvement in bauxite and alumina production. Notwithstanding, the suspension of Alpart’s operations continues to impact the year-to-date statistics. Accumulated bauxite production in the first ten months…

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JBI Bulletin (September 2020)

Total bauxite production declined in the review period mainly as a result of a shortfall in crude bauxite production. In September, total bauxite production amounted to 555kt, down 21% from the 703kt recorded over the same period last year. On a year to date basis, production accumulated to 5.7 million tones, which is 21% below…

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JBI Bulletin (August 2020)

A decline in alumina production coupled with the ongoing suspension of Alpart contributed to a fall in total bauxite production on a year-over-year basis. In August, total bauxite production which amounted to 655kt was down 11% relative to last year. The outturn for the month brings total bauxite production for the first eight months to…

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JBI Bulletin (July 2020)

In July, total bauxite production declined by 19% on a year-over-year basis to reach 688kt, as Alpart’s suspended operations continues to impact the industry’s performance. Total bauxite output was approximately 4.5 million tonnes for the first seven months of the year, which was 21% lower than levels registered for the same period last year. Crude…

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