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 SWOT Analysis Chapter
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 South32 (previously 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 2020-21, with generally steady pricing growth on average over the period... purchase to read more