Bulk Materials We Ship Worldwide



IMI markets approximately 500,000 MT of bauxite annually specifically for cement applications in North and South America.

Bauxite is an aluminum ore and is the raw material in aluminum production. Typically, bauxite is classified in terms of its intended application: metallurgical, chemical, cement, etc. Bauxite is composed mainly of the minerals gibbsite Al(OH)₃, boehmite y-AlO(OH) and diaspore α-AlO(OH), with iron, clay and silica also present.

  • Bauxite ore is the world’s main source of aluminum
  • More than 160 million metric tons of bauxite are mined each year.
  • Bauxite reserves are estimated to be 55 to 75 billion metric tons
  • Bauxite was named after the village of Les Baux by Pierre Berthe.