Alumina - The ramp up of the Worsley Efficiency & Growth project (Australia) and continued strong operating performance at the Alumar refinery (Brazil) contributed to record alumina production in the September 2012 quarter.
|SEP 2012 QTR||SEPQ12 vs SEPQ11||SEPQ12 vs JUNQ12|
|Alumina ('000 tonnes)||1,170||10%||13%|
|Aluminium ('000 tonnes)||270||-14%||9%|
Aluminium - Production was higher than the June 2012 quarter as potline capacity at Hillside (South Africa) recovered following a major unplanned outage in the March 2012 quarter. Operations are expected to progressively return to full technical capacity by the end of the 2012 calendar year.
Source - BHP Billiton