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Document Type 8-K
Document Period End Date Oct. 24, 2019
Entity Registrant Name ALBEMARLE CORPORATION
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code VA
Entity File Number 001-12658
Entity Tax Identification Number 54-1692118
Entity Address, Address Line One 4250 Congress Street, Suite 900
Entity Address, City or Town Charlotte
Entity Address, State or Province NC
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 28209
City Area Code 980
Local Phone Number 299-5700
Written Communications false
Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Title of 12(b) Security COMMON STOCK, $.01 Par Value
Trading Symbol ALB
Security Exchange Name NYSE
Amendment Flag false
Entity Central Index Key 0000915913