The amount of bauxite shipped out of Ghana in 2011 reduced significantly by 22%, the Ghana Chamber of Mines said in its latest mining sector report released June 6, 2012.
The Chamber’s report indicated that 400,069 tonnes were shipped in 2011 down from 512,208 tonnes in 2010.
As a result of the decrease, there has been a decline in sales from bauxite exports.
“… bauxite shipments reduced significantly by 22% from 512,208 tonnes in 2010 to 400,069 tonnes in 2011 leading to a corresponding decrease in export sales from $15,145,755 in 2010 to $13,406,433 in 2011,” the Chamber’s report said.
Meanwhile the export of manganese increased by 53% from 1,193,665 dry tonnes in 2010 to 1,827,692 dry tonnes in 2011, according to the report.
Source Ghana Business News