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 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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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 has a high capital intensity level. To calculate the capital intensity ratio, IBISWorld uses data from the industry cost structure. Depreciation is used as a proxy for capital, while wages are used as a proxy for labour. In 2014-15, depreciation is estimated to account for 13.0% of industry revenue, with wages as 11.1%. This shows that for each dollar invested in capital plant, equipment and vehicles, approximately $0.85 will be required for labour inputs during the year.

A high proportion of industry capital is tied up in heavy earth-moving equipment, such as excavators, trucks and conveyors that are used to transport the ore to alumina refineries... 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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