Global alumina production rose to 11.695mn mt in June 2021, up by 6.14pc from 10.990mn mt in June 2020, while down by 4.26pc from the prior month production of 12.21mn mt.
In Q2 (April-June), global alumina production rose to 35.62 mn mt from 33.04mn mt in the prior-year period. Alumina production in West Europe fell by 1pc to 473,000mt in June, while the other six regions showed a rise in production from June 2020.
Compared to May 2020, alumina production in June declined in South America, East and Central Europe, China, Africa and Asia, and Oceania.
|Global alumina production in June 2021 and Q2 2021|
|Region||Jun-21||Jun-20||Change YoY||May-21||Change MoM||Q2 2021||Q2 2020||Change QoQ|
|South America||1.01mn mt||978,000mt||3%||1.10mn mt||-9%||3.19mn mt||3.01mn mt||6%|
|West Europe||473,000mt||478,000mt||-1%||467,000mt||1%||1.38mn mt||1.14mn mt||17%|
|East and Central Europe||375,000mt||358,000mt||5%||425,000mt||-13%||1.19mn mt||1.11mn mt||7%|
|China||6.34mn mt||5.78mn mt||9%||6.56mn mt||-3%||19.20mn mt||17.26mn mt||10%|
|Africa and Asia||1.06mn mt||1.01mn mt||5%||1.13mn mt||-7%||3.30mn mt||3mn mt||9%|
|Oceania||1.76mn mt||1.73mn mt||2%||1.86mn mt||-6%||5.39mn mt||5.29mn mt||2%|