Smelting point: Revenue has fallen over the past five years due to lower production volumes

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Although Australia is the world's largest producer of bauxite and a substantial producer of alumina, the country ranks fifth in global aluminium output, with China the leading producer. Australia will produce a projected 1.6 million tonnes of aluminium in 2016-17, down from 1.9 million tonnes in 2011-12. Exports are expected to account for more than half of the Aluminium Smelting industry's revenue in 2016-17, at $3.3 billion. Approximately 90% of the industry's exports go to Asia. The two major aluminium smelters, Rio Tinto and Alcoa of Australia, generate over 90% of industry output. However, several other companies partly own some of these operations, including CSR Limited, Marubeni Aluminium Australia and CITIC Resources Australia...

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The Aluminium Smelting industry only produces three products: primary aluminium, aluminium castings and recycled or secondary aluminium.

Primary aluminium ingots and products

Aluminium smelters mainly produce primary aluminium, which excludes alloys and recycled aluminium, and is an undifferentiated commodity. The aluminium metal produced in the smelting operation is produced in a range of shapes, including slabs, ingots and T-shaped bars. This segment is expected to account for 67.6% of industry revenue in 2016-17, and has declined as a share of industry revenue over the past five years due to higher recycling levels. As ..

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What is the Aluminium Smelting Industry?

Industry firms primarily smelt alumina to produce aluminium, reprocess scrap aluminium and cast aluminium metal into basic shapes or to customer specifications. Companies also manufacture aluminium alloys from primary aluminium at the same facility.

Industry Products
Primary aluminium ingots and products
Aluminium castings
Recycled aluminium ingots and products
Industry Activities
Smelting aluminium from alumina
Secondary recovery of aluminium
Aluminium casting

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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