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Africa: Alumina Market Overview 2021

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Alumina Market Size in Africa

In 2020, the African alumina market decreased by -X% to $X, falling for the second year in a row after two years of growth. Over the period under review, consumption continues to indicate a pronounced slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when the market value increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, consumption failed to regain the momentum.

Alumina Production in Africa

In value terms, alumina production reached $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production, however, showed a deep slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of X% y-o-y. The level of production peaked at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2020, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Production By Country in Africa

The country with the largest volume of alumina production was Guinea (X tonnes), accounting for X% of total volume. Moreover, alumina production in Guinea exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Cameroon (X tonnes), twofold.

In Guinea, alumina production declined by an average annual rate of -X% over the period from 2007-2020.

Alumina Exports

Exports in Africa

In 2020, the amount of alumina exported in Africa rose to X tonnes, picking up by X% against the year before. Overall, exports, however, showed a slight decline. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. The volume of export peaked at X tonnes in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2020, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, alumina exports amounted to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, exports, however, showed a pronounced downturn. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. The level of export peaked at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

Guinea (X tonnes) and Cameroon (X tonnes) represented roughly X% of total exports of alumina in 2020.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the leading exporting countries, was attained by Cameroon.

In value terms, the largest alumina supplying countries in Africa were Guinea ($X) and Cameroon ($X), together accounting for X% of total exports.

Cameroon saw the highest growth rate of the value of exports, among the main exporting countries over the period under review.

Export Prices by Country

The alumina export price in Africa stood at $X per tonne in 2020, stabilizing at the previous year. Overall, the export price showed a mild contraction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, export prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, export prices remained at a lower figure.

Average prices varied noticeably amongst the major exporting countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Guinea ($X per tonne), while Cameroon amounted to $X per tonne.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Guinea.

Alumina Imports

Imports in Africa

After three years of growth, overseas purchases of alumina decreased by -X% to X tonnes in 2020. In general, imports showed a pronounced shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, imports hit record highs at X tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, alumina imports shrank rapidly to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, imports recorded a pronounced shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

South Africa represented the main importer of alumina in Africa, with the volume of imports resulting at X tonnes, which was near X% of total imports in 2020. It was distantly followed by Cabo Verde (X tonnes) and Cameroon (X tonnes), together committing a X% share of total imports.

Imports into South Africa decreased at an average annual rate of -X% from 2007 to 2020. At the same time, Cabo Verde (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Cabo Verde emerged as the fastest-growing importer imported in Africa, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2020. By contrast, Cameroon (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2020, the share of Cabo Verde and South Africa increased by +X% and +X% percentage points, while Cameroon (-X p.p.) saw their share reduced.

In value terms, South Africa ($X) constitutes the largest market for imported alumina in Africa, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Cabo Verde ($X), with a X% share of total imports.

In South Africa, alumina imports decreased by an average annual rate of -X% over the period from 2007-2020. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Cabo Verde (+X% per year) and Cameroon (-X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The alumina import price in Africa stood at $X per tonne in 2020, which is down by -X% against the previous year. In general, the import price continues to indicate a mild downturn. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when the import price increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, import prices reached the maximum at $X per tonne in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Cameroon ($X per tonne), while South Africa ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Cabo Verde, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for alumina in Africa?
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South Africa (1.4M tonnes) remains the largest alumina consuming country in Africa, accounting for 85% of total volume. Moreover, alumina consumption in South Africa exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Cabo Verde (207K tonnes), sevenfold.
What are the largest producers of alumina in Africa?
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Guinea (252K tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of alumina production, comprising approx. 71% of total volume. Moreover, alumina production in Guinea exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Cameroon (102K tonnes), twofold.
What are the leading suppliers of alumina in Africa?
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In value terms, Guinea ($100M) and Cameroon ($76M) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2020, with a combined 99% share of total exports.
What are the leading importers of alumina in Africa?
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In value terms, South Africa ($415M) constitutes the largest market for imported alumina in Africa, comprising 72% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Cabo Verde ($72M), with a 12% share of total imports.
What is the average export price for alumina in Africa?
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The alumina export price in Africa stood at $359 per tonne in 2020, approximately equating the previous year.
What is the average import price for alumina in Africa?
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The alumina import price in Africa stood at $322 per tonne in 2020, waning by -13.5% against the previous year.

Product coverage:

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the alumina market in Africa. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cabo Verde
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Djibouti
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Niger
• Réunion
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Somalia
• Swaziland
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Tunisia
• Uganda
• Western Sahara
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in Africa, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in Africa
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Algeria
• Angola
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cabo Verde
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Djibouti
• Egypt
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Ghana
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Kenya
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Libya
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Morocco
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Niger
• Nigeria
• Réunion
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Somalia
• South Africa
• Sudan
• Swaziland
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Tunisia
• Uganda
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Western Sahara
• South Sudan
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2020
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2020
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2020
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2020

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