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Alumina Market Size in South Africa

In 2020, the South African alumina market decreased by -X% to $X, falling for the second consecutive year after two years of growth. Over the period under review, consumption, however, recorded a perceptible reduction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when the market value increased by X% year-to-year. Alumina consumption peaked at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Alumina Exports

Exports from South Africa

In 2020, approx. X tonnes of alumina were exported from South Africa; falling by -X% on 2019. Over the period under review, exports, however, enjoyed buoyant growth. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports attained the peak figure at X tonnes in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2020, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, alumina exports declined remarkably to $X in 2020. In general, exports, however, enjoyed a resilient expansion. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Exports peaked at $X in 2019, and then shrank remarkably in the following year.

Exports by Country

The U.S. (X tonnes) was the main destination for alumina exports from South Africa, accounting for a X% share of total exports. Moreover, alumina exports to the U.S. exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, the Netherlands (X tonnes), more than tenfold. China (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total exports with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to the U.S. stood at +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: the Netherlands (-X% per year) and China (+X% per year).

In value terms, the U.S. ($X) remains the key foreign market for alumina exports from South Africa, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Netherlands ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by China, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of value to the U.S. amounted to +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: the Netherlands (+X% per year) and China (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the average alumina export price amounted to $X per tonne, dropping by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price, however, recorded a prominent expansion. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average export prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major overseas markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was China ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to the U.S. ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Finland, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Alumina Imports

Imports into South Africa

In 2020, alumina imports into South Africa totaled X tonnes, increasing by X% on 2019 figures. Overall, imports, however, continue to indicate a slight reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, alumina imports dropped dramatically to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, imports, however, showed a perceptible descent. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports attained the peak figure at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

In 2020, Australia (X tonnes) was the main alumina supplier to South Africa, with a approx. X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of volume from Australia amounted to -X%.

In value terms, Australia ($X) constituted the largest supplier of alumina to South Africa.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from Australia amounted to -X%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the average alumina import price amounted to $X per tonne, with a decrease of -X% against the previous year. In general, the import price showed a slight setback. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when the average import price increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average import prices attained the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

As there is only one major supplying country, the average price level is determined by prices for Australia.

From 2007 to 2020, the rate of growth in terms of prices for Australia amounted to -X% per year.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for alumina in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of alumina consumption was China (95M tonnes), comprising approx. 60% of total volume. Moreover, alumina consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Australia (17M tonnes), fivefold. India (8.3M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 5.2% share.
What are the largest producers of alumina in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of alumina production was China (91M tonnes), comprising approx. 61% of total volume. Moreover, alumina production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Australia (19M tonnes), fivefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Brazil (8.1M tonnes), with a 5.4% share.
What are the leading suppliers of alumina to South Africa?
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In value terms, Australia ($406M) constituted the largest supplier of alumina to South Africa.
What are the leading importers of alumina from South Africa?
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In value terms, the U.S. ($692K) remains the key foreign market for alumina exports from South Africa, comprising 43% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Netherlands ($268K), with a 17% share of total exports. It was followed by China, with a 8.5% share.
What is the average export price for alumina in South Africa?
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In 2020, the average alumina export price amounted to $732 per tonne, dropping by -10.2% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for alumina in South Africa?
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The average alumina import price stood at $295 per tonne in 2020, which is down by -19.7% against the previous year.

Product coverage:

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the alumina market in South 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:
• South Africa

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

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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
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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
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
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
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

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

The Largest Destinations for Exports

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

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 In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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