Alumina Market

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Alumina - World's Largest Markets

RatingCountry
1China
2Australia
3India
4Russia
5Canada

In value terms, China led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Australia. It was followed by India.

From 2018 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of value in China stood at +6.7%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of market growth: Australia (-12.4% per year) and India (+3.3% per year).

Alumina Prices

Lowest Prices - FOB - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
Jamaica410338266-19.5%
Ireland434344269-21.3%
Ukraine320310273-7.6%
Australia464346274-23.2%
Brazil407344280-17.1%
Kazakhstan343296284-9.0%
Indonesia483359285-23.2%
Suriname302297292-1.7%
Spain381367300-11.3%
India422377329-11.7%
Germany7617809139.5%
Average463402343-13.9%

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Germany ($913 per ton), while Jamaica ($266 per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2018 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Germany, while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

Highest Prices - CIF - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
United States612483394-19.8%
China403409353-6.4%
India454508331-14.6%
United Arab Emirates524429326-21.1%
Russia352321321-4.5%
France510401316-21.3%
Netherlands452404314-16.7%
Malaysia379259313-9.1%
Norway422366308-14.6%
Iceland403381299-13.9%
South Africa486367295-22.1%
Canada464371281-22.2%
Average462410345-13.5%

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2020, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in the United States ($394 per ton) and China ($353 per ton), while Canada ($281 per ton) and South Africa ($295 per ton) were amongst the lowest.

From 2018 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Russia, while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

Alumina - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
Russia1.211.511.6%
Canada21.51.3-19.0%
China0.90.71.217.6%
Norway1.10.90.8-13.6%
United Arab Emirates0.60.40.88.6%

In value terms, Russia ($1.5B), Canada ($1.3B) and China ($1.2B) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2020, together comprising 36% of global imports. Norway, the United Arab Emirates, India, the United States, Iceland, Malaysia, South Africa, the Netherlands and France lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 40%.

In terms of the main importing countries, Malaysia (+238.0% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Alumina - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
Brazil2.52.52.3-4.5%
Australia1.51.10.5-43.6%
Ireland0.80.70.5-22.4%
Ukraine0.50.50.5-7.5%
Jamaica10.70.4-36.0%

In value terms, Brazil ($2.3B) remains the largest alumina supplier worldwide, comprising 30% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Australia ($489M), with a 6.4% share of global exports. It was followed by Ireland, with a 6.2% share.

In Brazil, alumina exports plunged by an average annual rate of -4.5% over the period from 2018-2020. The remaining exporting countries recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Australia (-43.6% per year) and Ireland (-22.4% per year).

Alumina - Market Forecast

Driven by increasing demand for alumina worldwide, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next decade. Market performance is forecast to accelerate, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of for the period from 2020 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to by the end of 2030.

Alumina - Top Companies

Arconic Inc., Norsk Hydro ASA, Sun Stock Holland B.V.(S.S.H.), BILLITON ALUMINIUM SA LTD, Shandong Weiqiao Aluminium & Electricity Co., Ltd., UNITED COMPANY RUSAL PLC, Hydro Aluminium AS, Rio Tinto Alcan Inc, ALCOA PORTLAND ALUMINIUM PTY LTD, Gramercy Holdings I LLC, RIO TINTO ALUMINIUM LIMITED, Century Aluminum Company, NATIONAL ALUMINIUM COMPANY LIMITED, TRIMET Aluminium SE, Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, Alumax LLC, Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp, RUSAL KRASNOYARSK, AO, Alu Menziken Extrusion AG, mit Sitz in Reinach (AG), RUSAL SAYANOGORSK, AO

Alumina - Product Coverage

  • HS 281820 - Aluminium oxide; other than artificial corundum
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