Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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 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 BHP Billiton. These companies also operate downstream alumina smelting 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 2018-19, with generally steady pricing growth on average over the period... purchase to read more