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Global bauxite reserves were 27.5 billion tonnes (Bnt) as of January 2016. Guinea had the world’s largest reserves, with 7.4Bnt, accounting for 26.9% of the global total, with most bauxite deposits located in the western and central part of the country. Australia held the second largest reserves at 6.2Bnt. The highest grade bauxite reserves are located in Queensland and the Northern Territory, with the Weipa and Gove mines having grades of 49-53% Al2O3. Brazil ranked third with 2.6Bnt of bauxite reserves, of which around 80% are located in the Trombetas region.

Global bauxite ore production was an estimated 279.7 million tonnes (Mt) in 2015, a decrease of 0.3% over the previous year, as a result of a decline in production from Brazilian and Chinese bauxite ore mines. Global bauxite production in 2014 at 280.6Mt was also, down by 5.2% over 2013 due to a fall in production from Indonesia. The country produced just 500kt in 2014, against 55.7Mt in 2013, as a result of the ban on exports of raw ores imposed at the beginning of 2014.

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