Figures released on ABAL's website show that in January 2012 120kt of aluminium was produced and that's 3.6% below the January 2011 figure of 124kt.

Between January and October 2012, Brazil produced 1.2Mt compared with 1.1Mt for the same period in 2011.

The figures relate to production figures supplied by Albras, Alcoa, BHP Billiton, Novelis and Votorantim Metals.