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 expected to total approximately 78.7 million tonnes in 2013-14, compared with 65.5 million tonnes in 2008-09 as major mining companies increased output and production. Most bauxite mined in Australia is locally processed into alumina, with approximately 17.7 million tonnes, valued at an estimated $412.6 million, destined for export in 2013-14. Bauxite imports are negligible.
There are just three companies in the industry that account for the majority of the industry's revenue... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The Bauxite Mining industry produces only bauxite, the bulk of which is processed into alumina by local manufacturers. Bauxite mined in Australia is classified as either high grade or low grade.
The bauxite resources at Weipa, QLD, and Gove, NT, are among the world's highest grade deposits with average grades of between 49% and 53% alumina, according to Geoscience Australia. This high-grade bauxite is estimated to account for 52.9% of industry revenue in 2013-14, down from 56.1% in 2008-09 due to smaller pricing increases for high-grade bauxite compared with low-grade bauxite over this period. By volume, high-grade bauxite has increased from 36.9% of total bauxite output to 39.1% in 2013-14... purchase to read more