According to the Gulf Aluminium Council, the primary aluminium producers in the GCC collectively produced 5,408,257 tons of high quality primary Aluminium in 2018 for the local and international market.

An increase of around 230,000 tons over last year, as the result of improved efficiency and completion of modernisation of projects and Alba surpassing one million tonnes production for the first time.

Throughout the year, the Primary and Downstream aluminium producers in the GCC continued their drive to maintain their leadership position on all aspects related to the environmental protections. GCC is also considered to be one of the leading and most dynamic region for aluminium production in the world, contributing around 10% of the world aluminium demand exporting 60% of its production to more than 65 countries around the world.