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Alumina Production in Australia: Market Research Report

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Alumina Production Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2131 | Apr 2016

Going global: The industry is increasingly reliant on global markets as domestic demand falls

The Alumina Production market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Australia is a substantial producer of alumina, accounting for over 20% of world production. The major players in the Alumina Production industry are vertically integrated, with Alcoa, Rio Tinto and South32 all having interests in the upstream Bauxite Mining and downstream Aluminium Smelting industries. The Alumina Production industry is also highly concentrated, with the financial performance of the major players having a large influence upon overall industry revenue.

Local aluminium smelters have been subjected to challenging market conditions over the past five years. This has pressured industry firms as domestic demand has fallen. The Alumina Production industry derives the majority of its revenue from exports, which exposes the industry to volatile global market conditions... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Industry establishments are traditionally located near bauxite ore mines, where the bauxite ore is used as the feedstock for alumina production. This helps to reduce transport costs, which increases the profitability of industry firms. The geographical distribution of industry establishments is closely aligned with each states' bauxite resources.

Western Australia has the largest proportion of alumina refineries in the industry. The Boddington, Huntly and Willowdale bauxite mines are all located in the southern region of Western Australia. Alcoa and South32 operate their alumina refineries in these regions, with 66.7% of the industry's refineries located in Western Australia... purchase to read more


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What is the Alumina Production Industry?

Firms in the industry refine bauxite into alumina (or aluminium oxide), a process that is also referred to as bauxite refining.

Industry Products
Smelter-grade aluminaChemical-grade alumina
Industry Activities
Bauxite refiningSmelter-grade aluminaChemical-grade alumina

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