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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-2.4%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
7,154
Businesses
6
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Alumina Production industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years through to 2020-21, the industry's contribution to the economy (industry value added) is expected to decline at an annualised 3.7%. This is a poor performance compared with the overall growth of the economy, as real GDP is expected to increase at an annualised 2.6% over the same period.

Alumina is an undifferentiated product, and the Bayer process used in production is a well-established technique, having remained essentially unchanged for over a century. This makes innovation difficult, as technological change is slow. The small number of players dominating the industry stifle competition, with major players typically required to be vertically integrated to remain profitable... 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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