Bauxite Mining in Australia - Market Research Report

Bauxite Mining industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 8.9%

Australia is the world's largest bauxite producer, accounting for approximately one-third of global output. Bauxite production in Australia is expected to reach 117.3 million tonnes in 2019-20, up from 80.3 million tonnes in 2014-15. This growth in bauxite production can be attributed to expansion projects at several bauxite mines, which have increased mine output to meet higher demand over the past five years. While most bauxite mined in Australia is locally processed into alumina, exports are projected to account for approximately 42% of the Bauxite Mining industry's revenue in the current year. In contrast, competing bauxite imports are negligible. A small number of firms operate or develop bauxite mines in Australia. Three of the industry's firm...
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Bauxite Mining industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Continued growth in global demand for aluminium and alumina is forecast to help expand the Bauxite Mining industry's revenue over the next five years. Steady global economic growth over the period is anticipated to underpin stable demand growth for aluminium, and therefore alumina and bauxite production. China is projected to account for a substantial portion of the growth in world aluminium consumption and output over the next five years, reflecting the country's ongoing manufacturing output and infrastructure investment. Extracting more Moderate export demand is forecast to contribute to industry growth over the next five years, with domestic demand also anticipated to increase at a moderate rate. To meet export demand, Rio Tinto is likely to con...
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Bauxite Mining industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $3bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 13
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 2,460

Biggest companies in the Bauxite Mining industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Bauxite Mining in Australia industry include Rio Tinto Plc - Rio Tinto Limited, Alcoa of Australia Limited and South32 Limited.

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What is Bauxite Mining industry?

Industry Definition

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

Industry Products and Services

  • High-grade bauxite
  • Low-grade bauxite
  • Medium-grade bauxite
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Aluminium ores mining
  • Bauxite mining
  • Basic bauxite processing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

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

Main Activities

  • Aluminium ores mining
  • Bauxite mining
  • Basic bauxite processing

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Demand from alumina production is one of the main demand determinants for bauxite, as bauxite is an aluminium-bearing mineral. Although much of the bauxit...
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Demand from alumina production
World price of aluminum
GDP of mainland China
US dollars per Australian dollar

Current Performance

Capturing gains
Projects and proposals
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Export and price trends
Production and revenue trends
 Table: Bauxite Mining in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Alumina Production in Australia






Key Selling Industries

Contract Mining Services in Australia
Petroleum Product Wholesaling in Australia
Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling in Australia
Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia



Products & Services

The Bauxite Mining industry produces only bauxite. Most of this bauxite is processed into alumina by local manufacturers. Bauxite mined in Australia is cl...
Export markets
Other domestic manufacturers




Demand Determinants

Bauxite demand depends greatly on the demand for aluminium. Bauxite is refined into alumina and then smelted into aluminium by removing oxygen. Aluminium ...
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Major Markets

Export markets
Other domestic manufacturers





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bauxite Mining in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The Bauxite Mining industry is highly concentrated, with the largest three enterprises projected to account for 91.6% of industry revenue in 2019-20. Addi...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Bauxite Mining 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, with its main operations in Canada and Australia. The co...
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Rio Tinto

 Table: Rio Tinto - financial performance

Alcoa of Australia

 Table: Alcoa of Australia - financial performance

South32

 Table: South32 - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Bauxite Mining industry displays high capital intensity. For each dollar required for labour inputs in 2019-20, industry operators are projected to in...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bauxite Mining 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 Bauxite Mining 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)
Bauxite Output (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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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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