In perspective

Comparing to better understand...


That’s what we’re suggesting here, in order to better understand the issues facing our industry in Canada and around the world.


This perspective will be enriched over time with data from other production regions in the world.


 

Country / Region

Annual production

Global production

Population

Energy sources for
electrolysis process

Number of smelters

Carbon footprint

China

31 000 000 mt/y

55 %

1 378 458 000

90% coal
10% hydroelectricity

90% coal
10% hydro-
electricity

180+

14 mt CO2e/mt Al

Russia

3 550 000 mt/y

6.6 %

146 300 000

Hydropower

Hydropower

9

3 mt CO2e/mt Al

Gulf Region

5 104 000 mt/y

8.8 %

50 359 763

Natural gas

Natural gas

5

10 mt CO2e/mt Al

Canada

3 200 000 mt/y

5 %

35 000 000

100% hydroelectricity

Hydro-
électricité 100 %

10

2 mt CO2e/mt Al

 

China

Russia

Gulf Region

Canada

Annual production

31 000 000 mt/y

3 550 000 mt/y

5 104 000 mt/y

3 200 000 mt/y

Global production

55 %

6.6 %

8.8 %

5 %

Population

1 378 458 000

146 300 000

50 359 763

35 000 000

Energy source for
electrolysis process

90% coal
10% hydroelectricity

Hydropower

Natural gas

Hydroélectricité 100 %

Number of smelters

180+

9

5

10

Carbon footprint

14 mt CO2e/mt Al

14 mt CO2e/mt Al

10 mt CO2e/mt Al

2 mt CO2e/mt Al



Data 2015 / September 2017