Aluminium production in the GCC tops 5m in 2016

The region’s five top aluminium producers comprise EGA (UAE), Alba (Bahrain), Ma’aden Aluminium (KSA), Qatalum (Qatar), and Sohar Aluminium (Oman)

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Five of the GCC’s principal aluminium producers have manufactured 5,229,115 tonnes of primary aluminium in 2016.

The region’s five top producers comprise EGA (UAE), Alba (Bahrain), Ma’aden Aluminium (KSA), Qatalum (Qatar), and Sohar Aluminium (Oman), according to state news agency, WAM.

The Gulf Aluminium Council said: "During 2016, the GCC aluminium smelter and downstream have been going through disciplined productivity improvement and cost cutting initiatives, while maintaining a key competitive advantage of having the most sophisticated facilities to produce a variety of value added products for local and international markets.

“At the same time preserving its leadership position of high environmental standards, compared to the rest of the world.”

GCC aluminium production constitutes 10% of the total world production and is considered one of the key economic drivers for the Gulf region.

Of the total production, 40% is utilised by the downstream aluminium industries in the Gulf and 60% is exported to different parts of the world.

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