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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 09-14
15.8%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
2,140
Businesses
3
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 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.

High-grade bauxite

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 58.0% of industry revenue in 2013-14, down from 61.6% in 2008-09 due to smaller pricing increases for high-grade bauxite (compared with low-grade bauxite over this period). The share of the two ore grades has fluctuated over the past five years, depending on the timing and location of project expansions... 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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