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Well refined: Booming industry exports underpin solid revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Bauxite Mining market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Australia is the world's largest producer of bauxite, accounting for one-third of global output
  • Australia's bauxite output increased in 2015-16 and is expected to expand in the current year
  • Global economic growth is anticipated to underpin solid demand for aluminium, and hence bauxite

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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 Key Buyers Chapter

    The Bauxite Mining industry is highly concentrated, with only three enterprises accounting for 95.1% of the industry's production and revenue in 2016-17. There is the possibility of additional entrants to the industry over the next five years as there is a small amount of exploration activity for bauxite. Any new industry operator that might enter the industry is expected to be far smaller than the existing players. It is also possible that one of the major players will sell off part of their bauxite business. Rio Tinto has previously considered selling its Gove bauxite mine along with other aluminium assets held under the Pacific Aluminium brand, but cancelled the plans following a lack of interest in the assets.

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    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
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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

    Table of Contents

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

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Bauxite Mining Industry Revenue Outlook

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

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

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic alumina processing subsidiaries
  • Exports
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bauxite Mining Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bauxite Mining

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Rio Tinto Plc - Rio Tinto LimitedAlcoa of Australia LimitedSouth32 Limited
  • Table: Rio Tinto Plc - Rio Tinto Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Alcoa of Australia Limited - financial performance
  • Table: South32 Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Bauxite Mining Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Bauxite Output (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Alumina
  • 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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