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*Information courtesy of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute.  

The Image and Motion Chart shows Alumina production for January 2010 - August 2014.

Click on the image to enlarge.

Alumina is extracted from bauxite through a complex process which involves caustic soda and quite a bit of energy. Alumina is one of the country's traditional and most important exports. The jobs the industry provides are usually higher paying than average and provide a high economic multiplier for the nation.