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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Bauxite Mining industry is highly concentrated, with only three enterprises accounting all of the industry's production and revenue in 2013-14. There is the possibility of another entrant in the industry over the next five years as there is a small amount of exploration activity for bauxite. Any new industry operator that might enter the industry is expected to be far smaller than the existing players. It is also possible that one of the major players will sell off part of their bauxite business. Rio Tinto has previously considered selling its Gove bauxite mine along with other aluminium assets held under the Pacific Aluminium brand, but cancelled the plans following a lack of interest in the assets... 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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