Going global: The industry is increasingly reliant on global markets as domestic demand falls

The Alumina Production market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Australia is a substantial producer of alumina, accounting for over 20% of world production. The major players in the Alumina Production industry are vertically integrated, with Alcoa, Rio Tinto and South32 all having interests in the upstream Bauxite Mining and downstream Aluminium Smelting industries. The Alumina Production industry is also highly concentrated, with the financial performance of the major players having a large influence upon overall industry revenue.

Local aluminium smelters have been subjected to challenging market conditions over the past five years. This has pressured industry firms as domestic demand has fallen. The Alumina Production industry derives the majority of its revenue from exports, which exposes the industry to volatile global market conditions...

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The industry only produces alumina, which can be differentiated by grade. The main product segment is smelter grade alumina, with the industry producing some chemical-grade alumina.

Smelter-grade alumina

Australia's alumina refineries mainly produce smelter-grade alumina, which is used as a primary input in the production of aluminium. Alumina production is sometimes also referred to as bauxite refining, with smelter-grade alumina produced at a refining temperature up to 1,000 degrees Celsius. Firms involved in alumina refining are also typically engaged in bauxite mining and aluminium smelting. All of Australia's alumina refineries use the Bayer process to produce alumina. The smelter-grade alumina produced by the industry is an undifferentiated commodity. Thi..

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Industry Products

What is the Alumina Production Industry?

Firms in the industry refine bauxite into alumina (or aluminium oxide), a process that is also referred to as bauxite refining.

Industry Products
Smelter-grade alumina
Chemical-grade alumina
Industry Activities
Bauxite refining
Smelter-grade alumina
Chemical-grade alumina

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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