According to GlobalData, Sierra Leone is the world’s tenth-largest producer of bauxite, with output of 1,389kt in 2022, down by 0.98% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from Sierra Leone decreased by a CAGR of 6.35% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 0.3% 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.

Sierra Leone accounts for 0.37% of global production, with the other largest producers being Australia (28%), the Republic of Guinea (24%), China (18%) and Brazil (8%). Exports of bauxite from Sierra Leone increased by 13% to 1,680kt in 2022 over 2021, with the highest share being exported to Romania. Sierra Leone’s bauxite exports are expected to grow at a CAGR of 2% between 2022 and 2026, to 1,850kt by 2026.

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