2014 Aluminium Production in the GCC reached to 4,928,143 tonnes, an increase of 1,179,527 tonnes compared to 2013

Collectively the five Aluminium companies (Sohar Aluminium, EGA, Alba, Ma’aden, and Qatalum) produced 4,928,143 tonnes of primary Aluminium in 2014 compared to 3,748,616 tonnes in 2013, an increase of 31%.

GCC Aluminium production constitutes 10% of the total world production. Mr. Mahmood Daylami added, “The main increase has come from Ma’aden Aluminium, Saudi Arabia start-up, which was successfully ramped up during the year, and EMAL Phase 2 project completion before the target date”.

He also added that the production for 2015 is expected to be more than 5 million tonnes.

GCC remains to be one of the leading hubs for the Aluminium business where 40% of its production utilized by the Downstream Aluminium industry in the Gulf for Regional and International market, while the balance of the primary Aluminium production are exported to different regions of the world.