Brazil aluminum output up in Jan-Feb

Monday, March 20, 2017

Brazil's primary aluminum output in January-February was 129,300t, up 2.5% year-on-year, according to data from industry association Abal.

Primary aluminum output in February rose 0.5% compared to the same month last year to 61,500t, the tenth consecutive monthly increase.

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For full-year 2016, output was 792,700t.

Abal is made up of CBA, part of local conglomerate Votorantim, as well as Alcoa, BHP Billiton, Albras and Novelis.

Ranked nine among the world's largest aluminum producers, Brazil has dropped several places over the past few years in the global upstream segment. However, it is still a major player with an integrated chain that includes bauxite mining, alumina refining and primary aluminum production.