Bauxite Mining Market by Reserves and Production, Assets and Projects, Demand Drivers, Key Players and Forecast to 2026
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Bauxite Mining Market Overview
The bauxite production was estimated at 378.8 million tonnes (Mt) in 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 1% from 2023 to 2026. Guinea, and Australia will be the key contributors. Growth will be supported by the start of new projects over the period, with 25 bauxite projects under development globally. Bauxite is primarily used for aluminum production, which is largely used in the transportation, construction, packaging, electrical, machinery equipment and consumer goods industries.
The bauxite mining market research report contains an overview of the global bauxite mining industry including key demand-driving factors affecting the industry. It provides detailed information on reserves, reserves by country, production, production by country, production by the company, major operating mines, competitive landscape, and major exploration and development projects.
Bauxite Mining Market Outlook, 2022-2026 (Mt)
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Bauxite Mining Market Drivers
The bauxite industry witnessed considerable growth in 2022 mainly due to increased production from China, Guinea, and Australia. Australia was the world’s leading bauxite producer, accounting to more than 27% of the total output in 2022. The increase in output is primarily due to operational improvement at mines such as Huntly and Willowdale and increased production from Weipa mining division due to plant reliability at Amrun mine, coupled with the operational stability at Boddington after the effect of bad weather conditions in the second quarter.
In addition, bauxite production from Guinea increased by more than 4% in 2022, primarily due to the increase in production at the Boffa Bauxite mine and Garafiri project coupled with increased output from Sangaredi mine. The bauxite production is further expected to accelerate due to the commencement of key projects including the Nhan Co Bauxite project in Da Nang, Vietnam. This project has a production capacity of 590kt bauxite per annum and is scheduled to start production in 2025.
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Bauxite Mining Market Segmentation by Countries
The leading countries in the bauxite mining market in terms of production are Australia, Guinea, China, Brazil, Indonesia, and others. Australia was the leading producer of Bauxite in 2022. The country is expected to account for the highest production even during the projected period.
Bauxite Mining Market Analysis by Countries, 2022 (%)
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Bauxite Mining Market – Key Assets
Active Mines – Some of the key active bauxite mines are Panchpatmali Mine, Pingguo Mine, Kodingamali Mine, Stitovo II Mine, Zagrad Mine, and Timan Mine among others.
Development Projects – Some of the key bauxite development projects are Nhan Co Bauxite Project, Mempawah SGA Project, Bon Ami Project, Kindia Project, and Kanye Project among others.
Exploration Projects – Some of the key bauxite exploration projects are Bolaven Plateau Bauxite Project, Menjalin Project, Gaoual Bauxite Project, Gaoual Bauxite Project, and Mandoum Project among others.
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Bauxite Mining Market – Competitive Landscape
Some of the leading bauxite producing companies are Rio Tinto, Alcoa Corp, and Norsk Hydro ASA among others. In 2022, Rio Tinto dominated the bauxite mining market share, followed by Alcoa and Norsk Hydro respectively in terms of production.
Rio Tinto: Rio Tinto remained the largest bauxite producer in the world, with 54.6Mt of bauxite production in 2022. This growth can be mainly attributed to the strong operational performance from Weipa mine, due to improved plant reliability at the Amrun mine. The company’s operations includes mining, exploration, and processing of various mineral resources. The company’s operating bauxite mines include the Sangaredi in Guinea, Weipa and Gove mines in Australia and the MRN mine in Brazil. Rio Tinto together with Vale SA, Alcoa Corp, South 32, Votorantim SA and Norsk Hydro ASA, owns the Monte Branco project in Brazil, expected to commence operations in 2026.
Alcoa Corp: US-based Alcoa Corp. (Alcoa), is the second-largest bauxite producer in the world, with 42.1Mt of bauxite produced in 2022. The company also produces alumina and aluminum. The company operates with one of the biggest bauxite mining portfolios, alumina refining networks and energy portfolios in the world.
Norsk Hydro ASA: Norsk Hydro ASA (Hydro) is a global supplier of aluminum, headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Its operations span bauxite extraction to the production of rolled and extruded aluminum products and building systems. The company’s bauxite operating mines consist of the Paragominas and MRN mines, both located in Para, Brazil.
Bauxite Mining Market Analysis by Companies, 2022
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Bauxite Mining Market Overview
|Market Size in terms of Volume (2022)||378.8 million tonnes (Mt)|
|Key Countries||Australia, Guinea, China, Brazil, Indonesia, and others.|
|Active Mines||Panchpatmali Mine, Pingguo Mine, Kodingamali Mine, Stitovo II Mine, Zagrad Mine, and Timan Mine among others.|
|Exploration Projects||Nhan Co Bauxite Project, Mempawah SGA Project, Bon Ami Project, Kindia Project, and Kanye Project|
|Development Projects||Bolaven Plateau Bauxite Project, Menjalin Project, Gaoual Bauxite Project, Gaoual Bauxite Project, and Mandoum Project|
|Leading Producers||Rio Tinto, Alcoa Corp, and Norsk Hydro ASA|
Key Segments Covered in this Report
Bauxite Mining Market Country Outlook (Volume, Million Tonnes, 2006-2026)
The report contains an overview of the global bauxite mining industry including key demand driving factors affecting the global bauxite mining industry. It provides detailed information on reserves, reserves by country, production, production by country, production by company, major operating mines, competitive landscape, major exploration and development projects.
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- To gain an understanding of the global bauxite mining industry, relevant driving factors
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Table of Contents
- 1. Executive Summary
- 2. Reserves, Production and Prices
- 2.1 Global Bauxite Reserves by Country
- 2.1.1 Guinea
- 2.1.2 Vietnam
- 2.1.3 Australia
- 2.2 Bauxite Production
- 2.2.1 Australia
- 2.2.2 Guinea
- 2.3 Production by Company
- 2.4 Aluminum Prices
- 3. Bauxite Assets
- 3.1 Active Mines
- 3.3.1 APAC
- 3.3.2 Europe
- 3.3.3 Former Soviet Union
- 3.3.4 Middle East and Africa
- 3.3.4 Oceania
- 3.3.5 South and Central America
- 3.2 Development Projects
- 3.2.1 APAC
- 3.2.2 Middle East and Africa
- 3.2.3 North America
- 3.2.4 Oceania
- 3.3.5 South and Central America
- 3.3 Exploration Projects
- 3.3.1 APAC
- 3.3.2 Middle East and Africa
- 3.3.3 Oceania
- 4. Demand and Trade
- 4.1 Bauxite Consumption
- 4.1.1 Demand from the Auto Industry
- 4.1.2 Demand from China’s Construction Industry
- 4.2 Global Bauxite Trade
- 5. Major Bauxite Producers
- 5.1 Rio Tinto
- 5.2 Alcoa Corp
- 5.3 Norsk Hydro ASA
- 6. Appendix
- 6.1 Abbreviations
- 6.2 Methodology
- 6.3 Coverage
- 6.4 Secondary Research
- 6.5 Development Likelihood
Frequently asked questions
What was the Bauxite mining market size in 2022?
The bauxite mining market production was estimated at 378.8 million tonnes (Mt) in 2022.
What will be the Bauxite mining market growth rate?
The bauxite production is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 1% from 2023 to 2026.
Which are the leading countries in terms of Bauxite production?
The leading countries in terms of bauxite production are Australia, Guinea, China, Brazil, Indonesia, and others.
Which is the leading country Bauxite mining market?
Australia led the bauxite mining market in terms of production during 2022.
Who are the leading producers in the Bauxite mining market?
Some of the leading bauxite producers are Rio Tinto, Alcoa Corp, and Norsk Hydro ASA.
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