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World primary aluminium production reflects a monthly drop of 3.2% in November 2022

World primary aluminium production in November 2022 amounted to 5.611 million tonnes, reflecting a monthly drop of 3.21%, showed the International Aluminium Institute. However, the output in October recorded a month-on-month rise of 2.26% from 5.669 million tonnes to 5.797 million tonnes.

On a year-on-year calculation, world primary aluminium production edged a hike of 3.79% from 5.406 million tonnes.

From January to November 2022, world primary aluminium production totalled 62.472 million tonnes, down by 1.44% from 61.571 million tonnes a year ago.

China, the world’s largest producer of primary aluminium, churned out 3.311 million tonnes in November 2022 – 3.2% less than 3.421 million tonnes a month earlier but 7.19% higher than 3.089 million tonnes a year ago.

In the eleven months of 2022, China produced 36.830 million tonnes, up by 3.08% from 35.728 million tonnes during the corresponding period of the last year.

In the Gulf countries, primary aluminium production in November 2022 stood at 502,000 tonnes, registering a drop of 6,000 tonnes or 1.18% from 508,000 tonnes, and a hike of 10,000 tonnes or 2.03% from 492,000 tonnes. 

From January to November 2022, the GCC region’s primary aluminium production totalled 5.553 million tonnes, plunged by 3.27% year-on-year from 5.377 million tonnes.

Daily average production of primary aluminium in November 2022 was 187,000 tonnes, muted compared to the previous month despite a drop in total output.

Source: AlCircle