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Jamaica s bauxite industry highlighted by Bloomberg

A recent article from Bloomberg the business and markets focused media company with a global following has brought the resurgence of Jamaica s bauxite industry into the limelight

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Jamalco to acquire more lands for mining Jamaica Gleaner

Alcoa in its annual report said that its Jamaican operation contributed 1 8 million tonnes to overall production in a table that references reserves and alumina output The Ministry of Science Technology Energy and Mining disclosed to Parliament in April that the target for alumina production at Jamalco is more than 1 33 million tonnes

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Top 10 Largest Bauxite Producing Countries In The World 2019

Jan 01 2019 · Jamaica produced 9 33 million tons in 2012 which was about 4 of the world s total output The nation s resources are thought to be 2 000 million tons The nation s biggest mine is Discovery Bay which is also known as St Ann bauxite mine has a

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ALUMINUM ORE UBC Press

6 2 Output exports of Greek bauxite ore 1951 72 175 6 3 Employment in the Greek bauxite mines 1954 72 176 6 4 Greek alumina output exports 1966 72 177 6 5 Greek aluminum output exports 1962 72 178 9 1 Production of bauxite and alumina in Jamaica 1980 2010 243 9 2 Jamaica s share in global bauxite production 1980 2010 245

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Bauxite industry thrives Caribbean Jobs Career Advice

Jamaica s output of alumina and crude bauxite production is expected to increase by 19 6 per cent and 15 2 per cent respectively while exports will go up 14 3

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Bauxite Mining With GIS at Kaiser Aluminum Jamaican Operations

Bauxite mining operations are critical to the Jamaican economy since the industry accounts for a dominant percentage of Jamaica s export earnings Bauxite production in Jamaica accounts for about 10 percent of the world s output each year

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Jamaica s Bauxite and Alumina Industries

JAMAICA S BAUXITE AND ALUMINA INDUSTRIES B S YOUNG University of Natal Durban South Africa ABSTRACT In 1952 the first shipload of bauxite left Jamaica for foreign markets and two years later the export of alumina began to introduce a new element into Jamaican economy The constructive impact of the industries that grew from these

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BAUXITE ALUMINA CONF Jamaican bauxite gaining value

BAUXITE ALUMINA CONF Jamaican bauxite gaining value in use recognition Noranda CEO Third party customers have started to recognize the value in use advantages that come from the bauxite produced at St Ann in Jamaica according to David D Addario chief executive officer CEO of Noranda Bauxite and Alumina

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China Bauxite Supply Loss Spurs Export Boom for Australia

May 22 2014 · Jamaican Bauxite Xinfa Group Co may build a 3 billion alumina plant in Jamaica that will also produce bauxite according to the Jamaica Bauxite Institute China Hongqiao Group Ltd

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JAMAICA S BAUXITE ALUMINA INDUSTRY

world s highest grade bauxite also drew ahead of Jamaica and is now producing about 18 million tonnes of bauxite a year Jamaica s share of world bauxite output has therefore fallen from 18 1 in the 1970s to 8 1 of the 180 million tonnes of bauxite produced worldwide in

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Jamaica to sell bauxite alumina stake to China firm Reuters

Apr 21 2010 · Jamaica to sell bauxite alumina stake to China firm was the only one not to cut output or lay off workers There are some signs however that the outlook might be improving for the Jamaican

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Jamaica vs the Transnationals Battle Over Bauxite NACLA

The Jamaican government took several important steps vis a vis the bauxite industry in 1974 First it began negotiations with the companies to take over majority ownership second it imposed a substantial levy on bauxite exports and third it took a leading role in the formation of the International Bauxite Association an OPEC styled producers organization

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Jamaica tries to prevent another bauxite strike Reuters

Jul 11 2008 · KINGSTON July 11 Reuters The Jamaica government is trying stave off another strike threat that could disrupt output from the Caribbean island s bauxite and alumina sector

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Jamaican Deforestation and Bauxite Mining

In Jamaica bauxite mining is considered to be one of the most significant reasons behind deforestation Within the last few decades large areas of forest when output is being produced at the lowest possible unit cost Boutiaga 2002 3 1 2 Method Using the Coase theorem which states that as long as property rights are

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Prospects improve for bauxite and alumina Jamaica Gleaner

Nov 26 2003 · He said bauxite output should reach 13 5 million tones while alumina should see a production level of 3 8 million tonnes According to the Planning Institute of Jamaica PIOJ compared to October 2002 total bauxite production increased by four per cent in October 2003 reflecting a 4 9 per cent increase in crude bauxite production and a 5 5

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Industry – Jamaica Bauxite Institute JBI

Jamaica s share of world bauxite output has therefore fallen from 18 in the 1970s to about 2 of total world production of 300 million tonnes in 2018 Regarding alumina in 2018 Jamaica was ranked sixth in the world with an output of 2 5 million tonnes

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TRANSNATIONAL RESTRUCTURING AND THE JAMAICAN

In the case of Jamaica the country s share in world bauxite production shrank from 13 5 percent to 6 8 percent over the same period Source Bamgardener and Hough 1982 1987 British

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AllRefer com Caribbean Islands Industry Mining

In only six years Jamaica became the largest producer of bauxite in the world It retained this position until 1971 when it was surpassed by Australia In the late 1980s Jamaica ranked third in worldwide production behind Australia and Guinea and accounted for roughly 13 percent of world output of bauxite and 7 percent of alumina

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Jamaica Gleaner News Bauxite industry vital to Jamaica s

Jul 14 2008 · Jamaica s output of alumina and crude bauxite production is expected to increase by 19 6 per cent and 15 2 per cent respectively while exports will go up 14 3 and 26 2 per cent upon completion of the expansion

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Bauxite and Alumina Industry May 2013 Performance diG

The last time Crude Bauxite Production has been this low was in April 2012 when output was 348 309MT Moreover for the month of May it is the lowest recorded output between 2010 2013 Bauxite and Alumina are critical foreign exchange earners for Jamaica

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Bauxite Dependency Roots of Crisis NACLA

BAUXITE AND STATE REVENUES Because the bauxite industry was 100 percent foreign owned and generated relatively few jobs locally the main contribution of the industry to the Jamaican economy was in the form of royalties and taxes paid to the government by the companies By 1968 the government derived 14 percent of its tax revenues from the

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Bauxite in Jamaica Geo for CXC

Bauxite in Jamaica Most of Jamaica s bauxite is refined into alumina and the rest is exported unrefined The marketing of bauxite and alumina is done by large international companies The video below shows aspects of the bauxite mining and refining process undertaken by Alcoa in Jamaica and elsewhere Output per worker is lower and

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MINING AND MINING RESOURCES Jamaica

The island s share of world bauxite output fell from 18 1 in 1974 to 9 0 in 1983 Production in Jamaica rose by 45 1 to 2 2 million tonnes after a l 3 fall in 1988

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The bauxite industry the other side Jamaica Observer

The companies went on to develop in partnership with the Jamaica Bauxite Institutue Rural Agricultural Development Authority and other related agencies viable and lasting agricultural projects

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Mining Discover Jamaica

And in the past few years the West African country Guinea which has the world s highest grade bauxite has also drawn ahead of Jamaica The island s share of world bauxite output fell from 18 1 in 1974 to 9 0 in 1983 Production in Jamaica rose by 45 1 to 2 2 million tonnes after a l 3 fall in 1988

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Bauxite in Jamaica Quiz Geo for CXC

Bauxite in Jamaica Quiz Please ensure that you have accessed the page Bauxite in Jamaica to be sure that you are adequately prepared for this quiz Time limit 0

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Environmental damage from mining in Jamaica 11 June 08

Jun 11 2008 · Environmentalists are arguing that the bauxite mining industry in Jamaica is having a devastating impact on the environment and surrounding eco systems It is also posing serious health problems

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