Bauxite Mining in Australia: Market Research Report

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Bauxite Mining Market Research Report | ANZSIC B0802 | Apr 2014

Increased output: Rising bauxite output drives revenue and employment growth

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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 85.0 million tonnes in 2013-14, compared with 65.1 million tonnes in 2008-09. Over this period, expansion projects at bauxite mines have increased mine output. Most bauxite mined in Australia is locally processed into alumina. However, approximately $475.7 million worth of raw bauxite is expected to be exported in 2013-14. Bauxite imports are negligible.

There are just three companies in the industry, operating a total of five mines. 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

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Bauxite Mining industry has a high level of capital intensity. The industry pays $0.92 in wages for every dollar spent on capital. Rising labour costs have resulted in industry operators investing in labour-reducing capital equipment. There are also significant economies of scale in the industry that have allowed mining volumes to increase substantially without a proportionate increase in labour.

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. Larger machines and conveyors have similar labour requirements as smaller variants so industry expansion has increased the usage of capital rather than labour... purchase to read more


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What is the Bauxite Mining Industry?

Firms in the industry primarily engage in mining bauxite, which is the raw material that alumina and aluminium is produced from.

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

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