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