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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals, minerals, and fuels 1972
Year 1972, Volume 1 (1972)

Kurtz, Horace F.
Bauxite,   pp. 189-204 PDF (1.6 MB)


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MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1972 
Table 11.—Market quotations on alumina and aluminum compounds 
(In bags, carlots, freight equalized) 
Compounds Jan. 3, 1972 Jan. 1, 1973 
Alumina, calcined per pound~     $0.06     $0.06Alumina, hydrated, heavy
do.. 0.0445—0455 0.0445—0455 
Alumina, activated, granular, works do~~ .1365 .1365Aluminum sulfate, commercial,
ground (17% A12O ~) per ton - 62.25 67.25Aluminum sulfate, iron-free, dry
(17% A12O a) do - - - 87.05 92.05 
Source: Chemical Marketing Reporter. 
Table 12.—Average value of US. exports and imports of bauxite' 
(Per long ton) 
 Average value, port of shipment Type and country 
 1970 1971 1972 
Exports: Bauxiteandbauxiteconcentrate $74.74 $45.02 $44.59 
Imports: 
 Crude and dried: 
Australia (2)  10.68 11.24Brazil  -- 8.57 -- 
Costa Rica -- -- 35.56 
Dominican Republic 16.88 16.58 17.92Greece 10.14 8.41 14.33 
Guinea 4.80 4.93 5.37 
Guyana 9.84 11.20 10.09 
Haiti3 10.02 9.86 10.79 
Jamaica3 12.99 12.76 13.48 
Netherlands 9.00 -- -- 
Sierra Leone -- -- 11.46 
Surinam 10.59 11.12 11.96 
 Venezuela 9.30 -- -- 
 Average 12.39 1246 13.21 
Calcined: 
Australia -- -- 37.16 
Canada 19.62 84.12 44.53 
Guinea -- 90.28 -- 
Guyana 34.77 39.85 50.49 
Mexico -- 6405 -- 
Surmnam 32.63 34.87 47.20 
Trinidad and Tobago 11.97 39.21 54.23Venezuela 35.20 -- -- 
Average 8459 39.33 50.04 
 ' Excludes bauxite into the Virgin Islands from foreign countries 1970—Australia
$4.91, Guinea $4.51; 1971—Australia $5.54, Papua (New Guinea) $4.81,
Guinea $4.94; 1972—Australia $4.74, Guinea $4.82, Guyana $7.01. 
 2 Less than 3~ unit. 
 Dry equivalent tons adjusted by Bureau of Mines used in computation. 
 Note: Bauxite is not subject to an ad valorem rate of duty, and the average
values may be arbitrary for accountancy between allied firms, etc. Consequently,
the data do not necessarily reflect market values in the country of origin.
 The average value of calcined alumina shipments, as determined from producers
reports, was $65.60 *per short ton. Shipments of alumina trihydrate averaged
$76.67 per ton. The average value of im 
ported alumina (including small quantities of aluminum hydroxide) was $60.85
per ton at port of shipment. Exports of alumina from the United States and
the Virgin Islands averaged $71.67 per ton. 
FOREIGN TRADE 
 Exports from the United States classffied as "bauxite and concentrates of
aluminum excluding alumina" totaled 29,000 long tons and were valued at $1.3
million in 
1972. Canada received 13,000 tons, with an average value of $60.87 per ton,
and Japan received 12,000 tons, with an average value of $14.10 per ton.


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