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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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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

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The Alumina Production industry has faced several challenges over the past five years, which has led to a slight contraction in revenue. The industry is heavily reliant on international trade, with revenue susceptible to changes in global market conditions. A drop in the world price of aluminium and a slowdown in demand from China have contributed to the industry's revenue decline, although this has been slightly offset by the depreciation of the Australian dollar.

The industry is highly concentrated, with revenue largely determined by the success of its major players, namely Alcoa and Rio Tinto. The closure of Rio Tinto's Gove refinery in June 2014 was a huge setback, limiting industry production volumes and consequently dampening revenue... 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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