Which Country Produces the Most Aluminium

indexThe recycling of a material is currently one of the safest ways to protect the environment and avoid reckless abuse of natural resources. For decades public awareness about the recycling of products we use in our daily lives has been growing. Quite an achievement. Of all the materials that are recycled there is one in which this activity is becoming more profitable and its many properties make it a great looking modern material: aluminum.Aluminum is as a store of energy (15 kWh / kg), so it has a great value that cannot be wasted and recycling results in energy recovery. It is also a very valuable material as waste, which is a large economic incentive. The properties that make aluminum a metal so useful are its lightness (about one-third the weight of copper and steel), corrosion resistance (very useful feature for those products that require protection and conservation), resistance is a good conductor of electricity and heat, is non-magnetic, non-toxic, good reflector of light (ideal for the installation of fluorescent tubes or bulbs), waterproof and odorless, and very ductile. In addition, the main attraction is that it is 100% recyclable metal, i.e. can be recycled indefinitely without thereby losing its qualities.In Europe, aluminum reaches very high recycling rates ranging from 50% in containers, 85% in construction and 95% in transport. This translates into an annual output around 4 million tons of aluminum recycling in Europe. The countries to which the aluminum produces currently are multiple and we can divide by following table figures:

Top Countries with most Aluminum Production

List of top countries producing large number of aluminum each year with respect to thousands of tons.

Rank Country/Region Aluminum production
(thousands of tonnes)
 World 44,100
1  People’s Republic of China 18,000
2  Russia 4,000
3  Canada 2,970
4  United States 1,990
5  Australia 1,930
6  United Arab Emirates 1,800
7  India 1,700
8  Brazil 1,410
9  Bahrain 870
10  Norway 800
11  South Africa 800
12  Iceland 790
13  Mozambique 560
14  Iran 460
16  Germany 450
15  Argentina 400
14  Venezuela 380
17  Tajikistan 359
18  Oman 351
19  France 345
20  Netherlands 300
21  New Zealand 350
22  Egypt 265
23  United Kingdom 253
24  Indonesia 250
26  Romania 229
27  Italy 180
28  Greece 160
29  Slovakia 150
30  Kazakhstan 127
31  Bosnia and Herzegovina 96
32 Slovenia 85
33  Cameroon 73
34=  Spain 70
34=  Sweden 70
36  Turkey 65
37  Montenegro 64
38  Ukraine 50
39  Poland 47
40  Azerbaijan 30
41  Nigeria 13
42  Qatar 10
43  Japan 7

 

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  • Roger Rumbu

    Please,

    Can you give a production year to your aluminum spread-sheet?

    Regards

    Roger