Aluminum isn’t naturally found in the Earth’s crust. It comes from bauxite, which has to be processed to get aluminum.
World Total aluminum production 64.4 million tonnes in 2019.
China was the world’s largest producer with 36 million tonnes, followed by India, Russia, and Canada.
Alumina plants operate across the world, including in Russia and Eastern Europe. Aluminum products are produced and shipped globally.
Russia is tied with India for second largest aluminum producer, but its output was significantly lower than China’s. Last year, it produced 3.6 million MT of aluminum, down slightly from 3.64 million MT in 2019.
Hongqiao is the largest aluminum-producing companies
Overall, the Earth is about 1.59% aluminium by mass
It is found in the form of aluminium oxide in an ore called bauxite. Alumina and bauxite are the two main raw materials in the aluminium making process. Aluminium is obtained by the electrolysis of alumina which extracts pure aluminium metal from alumina.
With around 6.6 million metric tons of aluminum produced,
Chinalco was the largest aluminum company in 2020.
Hongqiao, Rusal, and Xinfa are also ranked among the largest aluminum producers globally. Together, China-based Chinalco and the Hongqiao Group represented an output of over 12 million metric tons.
Aluminium Plants in India – Hindalco has its largest aluminium plant located in Renukoot in Uttar Pradesh. Commissioned in 1962, the Renukoot plant started its journey with one potline and a smelter.