Alumina Market - Global Trade in Alumina Fluctuates Slightly From 2007 to 2015

Basic Precious Metals December 21, 2016
Author: Maria Fadeeva
Market Analyst

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The global trade in alumina amounted to 12,583 million USD in 2015, showing mild fluctuations over the period under review. A significant drop in 2009 was followed by recovery over the next two years, until exports slightly declined again. Overall, there was an annual increase of 0.7% from 2007 to 2015.

According to IndexBox estimates, Australia continued to dominate in the global supplies on the alumina market, despite losing 3% of its share size from 2007 to 2015. In 2015, Australia's alumina exports totaled 4,847 USD, which accounted for a 39% share in terms of global exports. Brazil, USA, Ireland, and Jamaica were the other key global suppliers of alumina in 2015, with a 36% combined share of global exports.

Brazil (+8.7% per year) and USA (+2.5% per year) were the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2015. Brazil significantly strengthened its position in the global alumina export structure, growing its share from 11% in 2007 to 20% in 2015.

On the other hand, China (14%, based on value terms), Russia (12%), Canada (10%), Norway (7%), and the UAE (5%) were the leading destinations of alumina imports in 2015. All of these countries contracted their imports of alumina from 2007 to 2015 and slightly reduced their import share sizes.

Global Exports Of Alumina (Aluminum Oxide)

Key Exporting Countries Of Alumina (Aluminum Oxide)

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