Report Coverage

  • Seasonality and restocking
  • Feedstock Dynamics
  • Trade Scenario
  • Macro - Exchange rates, GDP, Inflation rates, Industrial production
  • Historical price analysis
  • Governmental regulations
  • Market Fundamentals — Supply and Demand
  • Planned and unplanned capacity investments & closures

Market Description

In 2016, global bauxite production decreased by 11% owing to reduced production of 34 million tons in Malaysia.

Although the Government of Malaysia banned bauxite mining in January pending stricter environmental laws, exports of stockpiled bauxite continued throughout the year.

 In October, the Government of Indonesia announced that it would issue 5-year bauxite export permits to companies building alumina refineries.

Export of bauxite and other unprocessed mineral ores from Indonesia had been prohibited since January 2014. A 1-million-ton-per-year alumina refinery in Indonesia was completed in May, and rampup of production had started

Bauxite resources are estimated to be 55 to 75 billion tons, in Africa (32%), Oceania (23%), South America and the Caribbean (21%), Asia (18%), and elsewhere (6%). Domestic resources of bauxite are inadequate to meet long-term U.S. demand, but the United States and most other major aluminum-producing countries have essentially inexhaustible sub economic resources of aluminum in materials other than bauxite.

Beroe gathers intelligence through primary sources that include industry experts, researchers and consultants, as well as current suppliers, producers and distributors. Secondary sources can include subscriptions, business journals, newsletters, magazines, market research data, company sources and industry associations. Following data collation, analysis and strategic review, the final report is published.

Table of Contents

  1. Bauxite Market Overview
  2. Market Overview — Global
  1. Bauxite Market -Global
  2. Short Term
  3. Medium Term
  4. Long term
  1. Bauxite Price Analysis
  2. Price Analysis

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