Guinea is one of the world’s biggest bauxite producers, but a military takeover in the West African country has raised the risk of interruptions to global supply. Photo: EPA-EFE Guinea is one of the world’s biggest bauxite producers, but a military takeover in the West African country has raised the risk of interruptions to global supply. Photo: EPA-EFE
Guinea is one of the world’s biggest bauxite producers, but a military takeover in the West African country has raised the risk of interruptions to global supply. Photo: EPA-EFE

China may turn to Australia for bauxite after Guinea coup stokes fears of global supply disruptions, say analysts

  • The military takeover in the West African country could interrupt international supply of bauxite, a key ingredient in aluminium production
  • China imported more than 47 per cent of its bauxite from Guinea last year, but disruptions may force it to seek alternative sources in Australia

Topic |   China economy
Guinea is one of the world’s biggest bauxite producers, but a military takeover in the West African country has raised the risk of interruptions to global supply. Photo: EPA-EFE Guinea is one of the world’s biggest bauxite producers, but a military takeover in the West African country has raised the risk of interruptions to global supply. Photo: EPA-EFE
Guinea is one of the world’s biggest bauxite producers, but a military takeover in the West African country has raised the risk of interruptions to global supply. Photo: EPA-EFE
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