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Bauxite Mining in Australia: Market Research Report

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Bauxite Mining Market Research Report | ANZSIC B0802 | Apr 2016

Well refined: Industry revenue grows due to steady demand and growing refinery capacity

IBISWorld’s Bauxite Mining market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Australia is the world’s largest producer of bauxite, and is expected to account for over one-third of global output in 2015-16. Bauxite production in Australia is estimated to reach 83.5 million tonnes in 2015-16, up from 67.3 million tonnes in 2010-11. Over this period, expansion projects at several bauxite mines have increased mine output to meet higher demand. While most bauxite mined in Australia is locally processed into alumina, over 42% of industry revenue is projected to be derived from exports in 2015-16. In contrast, competing bauxite imports are negligible.

There are just a handful of companies operating in the industry, operating or developing 11 bauxite mines. Of these, three are major multinational companies and the rest are small enterprises... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of the Bauxite Mining industry reflects the location of readily exploitable bauxite resources, and the cost and logistics associated with establishing and operating alumina refining operations. Virtually all bauxite in mined in Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory. There are three major bauxite mines in Western Australia, two run by Alcoa and one by BHP Billiton. Rio Tinto has one mine each in Queensland and the Northern Territory... 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 miningBasic bauxite processing

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