Aluminium Smelting in Australia - Market Research Report

Aluminium Smelting industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -5.5%

Australia is the world's largest producer of bauxite and a substantial producer of alumina. However, the country ranks sixth in global aluminium output, with China being the leading producer. Australia is expected to produce 1.5 million tonnes of aluminium in 2019-20, down from 1.6 million tonnes in 2014-15. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 4.8% over the five years through 2019-20, to total $4.7 billion. Industry revenue is expected to fall by 10.1% in the current year, due to a decline in output. Exports are estimated to account for 79.5% of the Aluminium Smelting industry's revenue in 2019-20, at $3.8 billion. Approximately 90% of the industry's exports go to Asia. The two major aluminium smelters, Rio Tinto and Alcoa of Au...
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Aluminium Smelting industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Revenue for the Aluminium Smelting industry is projected to marginally increase over the next five years. The world price of aluminium is projected to slightly rise over the period, which may support the viability of Australian aluminium smelting. The value of industry exports is projected to marginally rise, while the volume of exports is anticipated to remain steady. Industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. Global economic activity Global aluminium prices are anticipated to remain moderately supported over the five years through XXX-XX by capacity restrictions on Chinese production, due to air pollution concerns. Over the next five years, a downside risk for aluminium pric...
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Aluminium Smelting industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $5bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 54
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 3,650

Biggest companies in the Aluminium Smelting industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Aluminium Smelting in Australia industry include Rio Tinto Plc - Rio Tinto Limited and Alcoa of Australia Limited.

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What is Aluminium Smelting industry?

Industry Definition

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 and Services

  • Primary aluminium ingots and products
  • Aluminium castings
  • Recycled aluminium ingots and products
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Smelting aluminium from alumina
  • Secondary recovery of aluminium
  • Aluminium casting

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

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.

Main Activities

  • Smelting aluminium from alumina
  • Secondary recovery of aluminium
  • Aluminium casting

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The world price of aluminium can be used as a proxy for domestic aluminium prices. However, domestic and international pricing can differ due to varied ma...
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World price of aluminum
Demand from aluminium door and window manufacturing
Electricity service price
US dollars per Australian dollar

Current Performance

Global conditions
Domestic conditions
Exports and employment
Global demand
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Output and export trends
Other future factors
 Table: Aluminium Smelting in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Aluminium Smelting in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Aluminium Rolling, Drawing and Extruding in Australia
Aluminium Door and Window Manufacturing in Australia
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing in Australia




Key Selling Industries

Alumina Production in Australia
Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia





Products & Services

The Aluminium Smelting industry only produces three products: primary aluminium, aluminium castings, and recycled or secondary aluminium. These products a...
Domestic building and construction industries
Domestic automotive and aviation industries
Other domestic industries
Domestic packaging and container manufacturers


Demand Determinants

Aluminium is the second-most consumed metal in the world after iron due to its strength, versatility, resistance to corrosion and range of uses. Major use...
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Major Markets

Domestic building and construction industries
Domestic automotive and aviation industries
Other domestic industries
Domestic packaging and container manufacturers



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Aluminium Smelting in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Aluminium Smelting industry has a moderate level of market share concentration, with the four largest firms accounting for more than 50% of industry r...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Aluminium Smelting in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Aluminium Smelting in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Rio Tinto Plc - Rio Tinto Limited is one of the world's leading mining and exploration companies. The company is a combination of Rio Tinto plc, a London-...
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Rio Tinto

 Table: Rio Tinto - financial performance

Alcoa of Australia

 Table: Alcoa of Australia - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Aluminium Smelting industry is highly capital-intensive once a plant is operational. Capital requirements are high to establish an aluminium smelter d...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Aluminium Smelting in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Aluminium Smelting in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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