Well refined: Booming industry exports have underpinned solid revenue growth

Australia is the world's largest producer of bauxite, accounting for approximately one-third of global output. Bauxite production in Australia is expected to reach 86.9 million tonnes in 2017-18, up from 78.9 million tonnes in 2012-13. Over the past five years, 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, exports are expected to account for over 46% of the Bauxite Mining industry's revenue in 2017-18. In contrast, competing bauxite imports are negligible.A small number of industry players operate or develop bauxite mines in Australia. Of these, three are major multinational companies and the rest are small enterprises...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Australia is the world’s largest producer of bauxite, accounting for one-third of global output
  • Australia’s bauxite output increased at a steady rate over the past five years
  • Global economic growth is forecast to underpin solid demand for aluminium, and hence bauxite
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic spread of the Bauxite Mining industry reflects the location of readily exploitable bauxite resources, and the cost and logistics associated with establishing and operating alumina refining operations. Virtually all bauxite in mined in Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory. There are three major bauxite mines in Western Australia, two run by Alcoa and one by South32 Limited. Rio Tinto has one mine each in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Although Australian Bauxite Limited started bauxite mining in Tasmania 2014-15, the company is only expected to account for very low proportions of industry revenue and volumes.By volume, Western Australia accounts for the highest proportion of mined bauxite, at a projected 52.4% i...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Bauxite Mining Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Bauxite Mining Industry are

  • Availability of resource
  • Downstream ownership links
  • Ability to prepare environmental impact statements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from alumina production and World price of aluminum in the Bauxite Mining industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Bauxite Mining Industry?

    Industry firms primarily mine bauxite, the raw material from which alumina and aluminium are produced.

    Industry Products
  • High-grade bauxite
  • Low-grade bauxite
  • Medium-grade bauxite
  • Industry Activities
  • Aluminium ores mining
  • Bauxite mining
  • Basic bauxite processing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from alumina production
  • World price of aluminum
  • GDP of mainland China
  • US dollars per Australian dollar

  • Current Performance
  • Production trends
  • Capturing gains
  • Projects and proposals
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Extracting more
  • Export and price trends
  • Production and revenue trends
  • Table: Bauxite Mining Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bauxite Mining Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Alumina Production

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Contract Mining Services
  • Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation
  • Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling
  • Petroleum Product Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • High-grade bauxite
  • Medium-grade bauxite
  • Low-grade bauxite
  • Chart: Bauxite Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic alumina processing subsidiaries
  • Export markets
  • Other domestic manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bauxite Mining Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Royalties
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bauxite Mining

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Bauxite Mining Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Rio Tinto Plc - Rio Tinto Limited, Alcoa of Australia Limited, South32 Limited,
  • Table: Rio Tinto Plc - Rio Tinto Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Alcoa of Australia Limited - financial performance
  • Table: South32 Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bauxite Mining Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Bauxite Mining Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Bauxite Output (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A semi-processed form of aluminium obtained when bauxite is refined.
  • Bauxite
  • An aluminium-bearing ore mined by the industry that is smelted into alumina.
  • Open Cut Mining
  • A type of surface excavation in the form of an inverted cone. The shape of the mine opening varies with the shape of the mineral deposit.
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