International Aluminium Institute
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Primary aluminium is aluminium tapped from electrolytic cells or pots during the electrolytic reduction of metallurgical alumina (aluminium oxide). It thus excludes alloying additives and recycled aluminium.
Primary aluminium production is defined as the quantity of primary aluminium produced in a defined period. It is the quantity of molten or liquid metal tapped from the pots and that is weighed before transfer to a holding furnace or before further processing.
Source of Data: The data included in this IAI Statistical Report have been derived from voluntary reports of IAI Member and non-Member companies. Sources outside the industry or estimates are used for "Estimated Unreported" and "China" regions only.
Data Aggregation: The IAI Statistical System is designed to meet the requirement that, in general, individual company data be included only within appropriately aggregated totals by declared geographical areas and not be reported separately. The declared geographical areas and the primary aluminium producing countries which fall in those areas are as follows:Africa: Cameroon, Egypt (12/1975-Present), Ghana, Mozambique (7/2000-Present), Nigeria (10/1997-Present), South AfricaAsia (ex China): Azerbaijan*, Bahrain (1/1973-12/2009), India, Indonesia* (1/1973-12/1978), Indonesia (1/1979-Present), Iran (1/1973-6/1987), Iran*, Iran* (7/1987-12/1991), Iran (1/1992-12/1996), Japan, Kazakhstan (10/2007-Present), Malaysia*, North Korea*, Oman (6/2008-12/2009), Qatar (11/2009-12/2009), South Korea (1/1973-12/1992), Tadzhikistan* (1/1973-12/1996), Tadzhikistan (1/1997-Present), Taiwan (1/1973-4/1982), Turkey* (1/1975-2/1976), Turkey (3/1976-Present), United Arab Emirates (11/1979-12/2009)China: China (01/1999-present)Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Bahrain (1/2010-Present), Oman (1/2010-Present), Qatar (1/2010-Present), Saudi Arabia (1/2013), United Arab Emirates (1/2010-Present)North America: Canada, United States of America South America: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico (1/1973-12/2003), Suriname (1/1973-7/2001), VenezuelaWest Europe: Austria (1/1973-10/1992), France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (1/1973-4/2006), United KingdomEast & Central Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina* (1/1981-Present), Croatia*, German Democratic Republic* (1/1973-8/1990), Hungary* (1/1973-6/1991), Hungary (7/1991-1/2006), Hungary (7/1991-1/2006), Montenegro (6/2006-Present), Poland*, Romania*, Russian Federation* (1/1973-8/1994), Russian Federation (9/1994-Present), Serbia and Montenegro* (1/1973-12/1996), Serbia and Montenegro (1/1997-5/2006), Slovakia* (1/1975-12/1995), Slovakia (1/1996-Present), Slovenia* (1/1973-12/1995), Slovenia (1/1996-Present), Ukraine* (1/1973-12/1995), Ukraine (1/1996-Present)Oceania: Australia, New ZealandAn asterisk indicates that primary aluminium production data were not reported to the IAI by the company or companies producing primary aluminium solely within that country; these constitute "Estimated Unreported", where data is available.