BAUXITE Mining News

US disrupts aluminium supply chain, but not where it counts

In the United States, old aluminium smelters are being brought back to life.

Global bauxite production to grow: Fitch

Fitch Solutions Macro Research states that bauxite production growth will remain high over the coming years, as new projects come online in Australia, Indonesia expands exports, India’s production ramps up, and existing projects in Guinea drive growth.

More northeast China cities cancel alumina projects amid public backlash

China alumina, aluminium output set for repeat curbs this winter.

Indonesia extends Freeport operating permit for Grasberg

Indonesia has extended an operating permit for Freeport's Grasberg copper-gold mine while discussions over long-term rights continue.

EU warns US of boomerang effect if Trump imposes car levies

Europe warns Trump vehicle tariffs likely lead to counter-measures by its trading partners on $294 billion of US exports.

Thyssenkrupp seals landmark steel venture with Tata Steel

Thyssenkrupp's supervisory board on Friday gave the green light for a steel joint venture with Tata Steel, paving the way for the European steel sector's biggest shake-up in more than a decade.

Canada hits back on US tariffs; Mnuchin denies Trump wants to quit WTO

Canada struck back at the Trump administration on Friday over U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, vowing to impose punitive measures on C$16.6 billion ($12.63 billion) worth of American goods until Washington relents.

Rusal starts shipping bauxite from Guinea's Dian-Dian mine

Rusal commissions bauxite mine at Dian Dian.

Ivorian miner seeks $375m bauxite venture with Sumitomo

Neighboring Guinea is now China’s largest supplier of bauxite after overtaking Australia in 2017.

Rio Tinto about to offload stake in Grasberg mine for $3.5 billion

Company confirmed is in talks to sell its stake in the world’s second largest copper mine to Indonesia’s Inalum.

US confirms list of 35 key minerals, targets domestic supply boost

Uranium and key rechargeable battery metals lithium and cobalt are on a final list of 35 critical minerals that the US deems essential to national security.

Strike shuts off 1.2 mln T bauxite output at Guinea SMB mine

The company had already lost between one million to 1.2 million tonnes of scheduled bauxite production because of the strike.

Votorantim swings to profit on higher metal prices

Votorantim said profit was also boosted by sales growth in its aluminum and cement businesses.

Guinea gives preliminary go-ahead for new bauxite project

Guinea is Africa's top bauxite producer and output more than doubled last year to about 50 million tonnes.

US sanctions on Rusal shatter aluminium's supply chain: Andy Home

By extending the sanctions deadline to Oct. 23, 2018, the Treasury Department has given Rusal and the aluminium market some much needed breathing space.

Ship firm Oldendorff halting Guyana operation due to Rusal crisis

Rusal's 90 percent owned Bauxite Company of Guyana produced 1.05 million tonnes of bauxite - the raw material used to make aluminium - last year.

Russia sanctions throw global aluminum supply chain into chaos

Alumina prices have already rocketed, jumping by more than a quarter in the last week and heading for a record high.

Global bauxite production to grow: BMI

A new report issued by BMI research states that global bauxite production growth will accelerate over the coming years.

Rio Tinto defends executive bonus structure

Proxy adviser Glass Lewis criticised the firm for paying out bonuses in 2017, a year when two employees died at work.

Venezuelan Catholic Church worried about mining devastation

"The church but the entire world is worried about the environmental degradation that unregulated mining activities are causing in the Bolívar and Amazonas states."

Guinea: Mining firms will remain key target for anti-government protesters

Anti-government sentiment is set to further escalate in the run-up to the legislative election in September, and mining firms are likely to experience even more disruption as many blame them for the state’s failure to contribute to their wellbeing.

China's alumina restarts hindered by bauxite shortage – Antaike

Alumina refineries and aluminium smelters in parts of China cut production by 30% during November to March as part of a campaign against air pollution.

Venezuelan government defends Mining Arc, environmentalists say it’s not working

Very few of the 150 companies who expressed interest in investing in the Mining Arc actually presented concrete offers.

Why a small Canadian city wants to buy shares in Rio Tinto Alcan

People in Kitimat are worried about SO2 emissions.

First Aboriginal mine opens in Northern Territory

Sunday was a proud day for Aboriginal people in Australia's Northern Territory, with the opening of a new bauxite mine.