Primary aluminium production in Africa during October 2022 recorded a month-on-month increase of 4.44 per cent or 6,000 tonnes to stand at 141,000 tonnes, found the International Aluminium Institute. In September, the output in Africa was 135,000 tonnes, down by 5,000 tonnes or 3.57 per cent from 140,000 tonnes. That indicated Africa’s primary aluminium output rose in October following a decline in the previous month.
On a year-on-year basis, Africa’s primary aluminium production in October’22 escalated by 4,000 tonnes or 2.92 per cent from 137,000 tonnes.
Despite a monthly rise in Africa’s primary aluminium production in October 2022, the country’s daily average output remained muted M-o-M at 4,500 tonnes. On a year-on-year calculation, the daily average output in October 2022 stood slightly higher than 4,400 tonnes.
From January to October 2022, Africa churned out 1.356 million tonnes of primary aluminium – 2.65 per cent higher than 1.321 million tonnes during the same period last year.
World primary aluminium production totalled 5.850 million tonnes in October 2022, up by 3.19 per cent from 5.669 million tonnes a month ago and 3.12 per cent higher than 5.673 million tonnes a year earlier.
From January to October 2022, world primary aluminium output amounted to 56.914 million tonnes versus 56.165 million tonnes during the same period of the previous year.