Total bauxite exports in 2018 increased by 26.5 per cent to just over 10,000 kilo tonnes.
It was the first increase since 2014.
The higher volume of exports was driven by an expansion in the bauxite equivalent of alumina by 45 per cent to 6,933 kilo tonnes.
This increase outweighed the decline recorded in the volume of Crude Bauxite exported.
The volume of Crude Bauxite exported was at 3,339 kilo tonnes slightly below 2017.
There was a decline in the volume exported to North America which outweighed an increase in exports to Asia.