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25 biggest aluminium-producing countries in the world

Last updated on: December 21, 2012 10:05 IST

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Aluminium is the third most abundant element (after oxygen and silicon), and the most abundant metal, in the Earth's crust. It makes up about eight per cent by weight of the Earth's solid surface.

Aluminium metal is so chemically reactive that native specimens are rare and limited to extreme reducing environments. Instead, it is found combined in over 270 different minerals. The chief ore of aluminium is bauxite.

Let's take a look at 25 biggest aluminium-producing countries in the world.

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China

Aluminium production: 18,000 tonnes

Global rank: 1

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Image: Vehicles drive on Three Ring Road and Jianwai Street in central Beijing.
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Russia

Aluminium production: 4,000 tonnes

Global rank: 2

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Canada

Aluminium production: 2,970 tonnes

Global rank: 3

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The United States

Aluminium production: 1,990 tonnes

Global rank: 4

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Australia

Aluminium production: 1,930 tonnes

Global rank: 5

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The United Arab Emirates

Aluminium production: 1,800 tonnes

Global rank: 6

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India

Aluminium production: 1,700 tonnes

Global rank: 7

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Brazil

Aluminium production: 1,410 tonnes

Global rank: 8

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Bahrain

Aluminium production: 870 tonnes

Global rank: 9

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Norway

Aluminium production: 800 tonnes

Global rank: 10

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South Africa

Aluminium production: 800 tonnes

Global rank: 11

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Iceland

Aluminium production: 790 tonnes

Global rank: 12

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Mozambique

Aluminium production: 560 tonnes

Global rank: 13

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Iran

Aluminium production: 460 tonnes

Global rank: 14

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Germany

Aluminium production: 450 tonnes

Global rank: 15

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Argentina

Aluminium production: 400 tonnes

Global rank: 16

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Venezuela

Aluminium production: 380 tonnes

Global rank: 17

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Tajikistan

Aluminium production: 359 tonnes

Global rank: 18

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Oman

Aluminium production: 351 tonnes

Global rank: 19

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France

Aluminium production: 345 tonnes

Global rank: 20

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The Netherlands

Aluminium production: 300 tonnes

Global rank: 21

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New Zealand

Aluminium production: 280 tonnes

Global rank: 22

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Egypt

Aluminium production: 265 tonnes

Global rank: 23

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The United Kingdom

Aluminium production: 253 tonnes

Global rank: 24

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Indonesia

Aluminium production: 250 tonnes

Global rank: 25


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