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 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 56.7% of industry revenue in 2015-16 (and 43.1% of volumes), up from 2010-11 due to volume increases and greater pricing increases for high-grade bauxite compared with low-grade bauxite over the period... purchase to read more