Alumina Production in Australia: Market Research Report

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Alumina Production Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2131 | Apr 2016

Going global: The industry is increasingly reliant on global markets as domestic demand falls

IBISWorld’s Alumina Production market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Australia is a substantial producer of alumina, accounting for over 20% of world production. The major players in the Alumina Production industry are vertically integrated, with Alcoa, Rio Tinto and South32 all having interests in the upstream Bauxite Mining and downstream Aluminium Smelting industries. The Alumina Production industry is also highly concentrated, with the financial performance of the major players having a large influence upon overall industry revenue.

Local aluminium smelters have been subjected to challenging market conditions over the past five years. This has pressured industry firms as domestic demand has fallen. The Alumina Production industry derives the majority of its revenue from exports, which exposes the industry to volatile global market conditions... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry exhibits a high level of capital intensity. For every dollar of labour expenditure, $0.43 is spent on capital. Alumina production requires large-scale, complex production facilities. Most of the equipment used in the Bayer process, where bauxite ore is refined into alumina, is highly specialised and this is reflected in the capital-intensive nature of the industry. The transportation of bauxite ore to the alumina refineries also represents a significant capital cost, which includes the use of conveyors, trucks and excavators. Skilled staff are required to control and monitor alumina processing equipment, and employees are compensated with high wages... purchase to read more


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What is the Alumina Production Industry?

Firms in the industry refine bauxite into alumina (or aluminium oxide), a process that is also referred to as bauxite refining.

Industry Products
Smelter-grade aluminaChemical-grade alumina
Industry Activities
Bauxite refiningSmelter-grade aluminaChemical-grade alumina

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