Australia is the largest producer of bauxite worldwide, accounting for about 30% of global output. Its bauxite production is expected to be about 76 million tonnes in 2012-13, compared with 63.5 million tonnes in 2007-08. Most bauxite mined in Australia is processed into alumina locally, but about 9.4 million tonnes, valued at about $249.4 million, is expected to be exported in 2012-13. Imports of bauxite are negligible.
The Bauxite Mining industry is expected to generate revenue of $2.02 billion in 2012-13, compared with $1.96 billion in 2007-08, yielding growth of 0.6% per year.
Firms in this industry mine bauxite, the raw material from which aluminium is produced.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.