MB ALUMINA CONF: World needs extra 100 million tpy of bauxite by 2020

The world will need an extra 95-105 million tpy of bauxite production by 2020 but sources of this are uncertain, delegates at MB’s 21st bauxite and alumina conference in Miami were told.

“We’ve got to find an extra 100 million tpy of bauxite compared to what was consumed in 2014,” Ron Knapp, general secretary of the International Aluminium Institute said. “Where is it going to come from?” Knapp’s calculation is based on a forecast 70 million-tonne global aluminium requirement in 2020, up from 53 million tonnes in 2014. Although many...


Jethro Wookey

February 25, 2015

15:29 GMT