Bauxite Mining in Australia: Market Research Report

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Bauxite Mining Market Research Report | ANZSIC B0802 | Apr 2015

Solid gains: Mine expansions and demand from China drive industry revenue growth

The Bauxite Mining market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Australia is the world's largest producer of bauxite, accounting for about one-third of global output. Bauxite production in Australia is estimated to reach 82.0 million tonnes in 2014-15, up from 67.8 million tonnes in 2009-10. Over this period, expansion projects at bauxite mines have increased mine output. Most bauxite mined in Australia is locally processed into alumina, with over one-third of industry revenue projected to be derived from exports in 2014-15. Bauxite imports are negligible.

There are just four companies in the industry, operating a total of six mines. Of these, three are major companies and one is small. These three firms – Rio Tinto, Alcoa and BHP Billiton – also use a high proportion of bauxite for their own alumina-refining operations... purchase to read more

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Entry barriers to the industry are high. Similar to most industries across the mining sector, the Bauxite Mining industry is highly capital-intensive and new mines require a large initial investment. Moreover, bauxite production is often part of a vertically integrated operation, which also covers the manufacture of alumina and aluminium. The large amounts of capital required to own and operate bauxite mines, together with the high level of vertical integration in the industry, provide effective barriers to entry to all but the largest companies.

Establishing a bauxite mining operation requires negotiation across a number of levels of government and with local communities, including indigenous communities... purchase to read more


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What is the Bauxite Mining Industry?

Firms in the industry primarily mine bauxite, the raw material from which alumina and aluminium are produced.

Industry Products
High-grade bauxiteLow-grade bauxite
Industry Activities
Aluminium ores miningBauxite mining

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