Well refined: Booming industry exports underpin solid revenue growth

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Australia is the world's largest producer of bauxite, and accounts for approximately one-third of global output in 2016-17. Bauxite production in Australia is expected to reach 83.4 million tonnes in 2016-17, up from 72.9 million tonnes in 2011-12. 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 45% of industry revenue is expected to be derived from exports in the current year. In contrast, competing bauxite imports are negligible.

A handful of industry players operate or develop a dozen bauxite mines. Of these, three are major multinational companies and the rest are small enterprises...

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Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Bauxite Mining industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle, with both industry revenue and its contribution to the economy growing. The industry is dominated by three well-established companies with long-standing mining operations: Rio Tinto, Alcoa and South32 (previously BHP Billiton). These companies also operate downstream alumina production and aluminium smelting facilities. Industry production volumes are trending upwards, while pricing growth has generally been strong over the past five years.

Bauxite production volumes are projected to increase at a strong rate over the 10 years through 2021-22, with generally steady pricing growth on average over the period. The..

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Industry Products

What is the Bauxite Mining Industry?

Firms in the industry primarily mine bauxite, the raw material from which alumina and aluminium are produced.

Industry Products
High-grade bauxite
Low-grade bauxite
Industry Activities
Aluminium ores mining
Bauxite mining
Basic bauxite processing

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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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