Carl Firman

Principal Analyst, EMEARC Aluminium Costs


  • Global
  • Alumina refining
  • Aluminium smelting
  • Bauxite mining
  • Aluminium markets
  • Metals market trends

Carl’s expertise lies in bauxite and alumina, covering markets, costs and corporate strategy.

Responsible for Wood Mackenzie’s Bauxite & Alumina Cost Services and Bauxite Market analysis, he has more than 20 years’ experience in the metals and mining industry.

Carl has authored and developed extensive bauxite databases and proprietary forecasting tools and is a regular speaker in the aluminium event calendar.

A geologist by training, Carl joined Wood Mackenzie in 2012 from VM Group, and has led research teams in a number of metals and mining consultancy firms.


Bsc Geology, London University