Indonesia’s Future in Aluminium

Indonesia used to be the largest supplier of bauxite ore for China. That was before mineral ore export ban implemented in early 2014. China then sourced bauxite ores from Guinea and Australia, which were responsible for 77% of the country’s import last year (68.55 million tons). The government of Indonesia resumed export of washed bauxite early last year, just when more Chinese aluminium giants actually planned to develop smelters in the archipelago.

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