Turkey CIM mining plans to produce about 400 thousand tons of bauxite in 2017
Turkey CIM mining is a major local bauxite producer, with an annual capacity of 400 thousand tons. It plans to produce about 400 thousand tons of bauxite this year, which is unchanged from last year.
The person said, at present, its metallurgical grade bauxite monthly output of about 30 thousand tons, there are a small amount of cement grade bauxite. "If the market demand in China increases, we plan to double production next year," the source said. At present, they hold about 30 thousand tons of inventory.
The company exports bauxite to an alumina plant in greece. Three oxidation two aluminum content 54%, silica 7% one water bauxite, offshore price is about 30 U. S. dollars / ton.
He pointed out that Turkey to China freight is currently up to 31 U.S. dollars / ton or so, which is the main problem they face. In addition, they can only use cargo ships with a capacity of 50 thousand tons.