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

IBISWorld’s Bauxite Mining market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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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The Bauxite Mining industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle, with both industry revenue and its contribution to the economy growing. The industry is dominated by three well-established companies with long-standing mining operations: Rio Tinto, Alcoa and BHP Billiton. These companies also operate downstream alumina production and aluminium smelting facilities. Industry production volumes are trending upwards, while pricing growth has generally been strong over the past five years.

Bauxite production volumes are projected to increase at a strong rate over the 10 years through 2019-20, with generally steady pricing growth on average over the period... 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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