According to GlobalData, Brazil is the world’s fourth-largest producer of bauxite, with output of 31,739kt in 2022, down by 2.46% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from Brazil decreased by a CAGR of 3.88% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 0.28% between 2022 and 2026. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of this market in its Global Bauxite Mining to 2026 report. Buy the report here.

Brazil accounts for 8% of global production, with the other largest producers being Australia (28%), the Republic of Guinea (24%), China (18%) and Indonesia (7%). Exports of bauxite from Brazil declined by 23.19% to 4,666kt in 2022 over 2021, with the highest share being exported to Canada. Brazil’s bauxite exports are expected to grow at a CAGR of 0.21% between 2022 and 2026, to 4,705kt by 2026.

Leading producers of bauxite in Brazil are Alcoa, Norsk Hydro and Rio Tinto. Alcoa's output was 12.38Mt in 2021, down by 0.8% on 2020. Norsk Hydro produced 10.93Mt, an increase of 27%, and output from Rio Tinto was 1.38Mt, a decrease of 3% on the previous year.

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