China Alumina Industry Report, 2010-2011

Published: March, 2012
Price: US $1,600
Pages: 62
Alumina, as the basic raw material in primary aluminum smelting, is chiefly used to produce metallic aluminum through electrolysis. With bettering profitability since 2011, the large aluminum corporations around the globe have sped up capacity resumption and expansion successively. In H1 2011, global output of alumina reached 45.92 million tons, up 8.55% YoY, among which the alumina output in China registered 17.45 million tons, rising18.1% YoY, and a major engine for the rebounding of alumina output in the world.

The alumina is mainly consumed by downstream primary aluminum demands, i.e., the demand for metallurgical alumina. The market demand for metallurgical alumina globally has maintained steady growth as a whole in recent years except 2009 (a fall affected by financial crisis). In 2010, the apparent consumption of metallurgical alumina worldwide approximated 81.42 million tons, rising 8.2% from a year earlier, while in 2011, the figure increased by just 3.7% year-on-year to around 84.45 million tons under the backdrop of the recovering global capacity of primary aluminum as well as the growing demand for metallurgical alumina.

The alumina industry of characterizes the followings:

  • The industry features rather high regional and industrial concentration: in 2011, the total capacity of major electrolytic aluminum manufacturers shared more than 80% of overall capacity nationwide. The production of alumina in China mainly concentrates in Shandong, Henan, Guangxi, Shanxi, Guizhou, Chongqing, Inter Mongolia, etc., of which Shandong and Henan accounted for 33.9% and 25.7% respectively in 2011.
  • Oversupply will continue in the short term: the supply of alumina is still in excess presently, plus the electrolytic aluminum production reduction caused by power rationing, the demand for alumina will further decrease. Compared with electrolytic aluminum, alumina production requires less electricity, so the manufacturers producing both electrolytic aluminum and alumina prefer to shut down some electrolytic aluminum production lines but keep the production of alumina to the greatest extent. In this sense, the sharp fall in output of alumina is out of the question, and the decrease of supply will be limited.
  • The net import presents a downward tendency: China has been the net importer in the import & export trade of alumina in recent years, mainly due to the growing demand for alumina raw materials from electrolytic aluminum capacity expansion at home. Along with the continuous expansion of alumina capacity in China and drastic improvement of self-sufficiency in alumina market, the import demand of alumina has weakened obviously and the alumina import and export trade deficit in China has taken on a declining trend. In 2011, the import of alumina in China hit 1.88 million tons, down 56.38% from the previous year.


1.1 Definition & Features
1.2 Production & Application
  1.2.1 Production
  1.2.2 Application


2.1 Status Quo of Bauxite
  2.1.1 Profile
  2.1.2 Distribution
  2.1.3 Production
  2.1.4 Trade
2.2 Supply & Demand of Alumina
  2.2.1 Production
  2.2.2 Consumption
2.3 Development Pattern
  2.3.1 Regional Pattern
  2.3.2 Enterprise Pattern


3.1 Policy Environment
  3.1.1 Entry Policy
  3.1.2 Development Plan
  3.1.3 Trade Policy
3.2 Industry Environment


4.1 Supply
  4.1.1 Overall Supply
  4.1.2 Regional Supply
  4.1.3 Supply of Key Enterprises
4.2 Demand


5.1 Import
  5.1.1 Overall Import
  5.1.2 Regional Import
5.2 Export
  5.2.1 Overall Export
  5.2.2 Export Destinations
5.3 Trade Balance


6.1 Pricing Model
6.2 Price Trend
  6.2.1 Domestic Price
  6.2.2 CHINALCO Price


7.1 Bauxite
  7.1.1 Reserves & Distribution
  7.1.2 Import
7.2 Electrolytic Aluminum
  7.2.1 Supply & Demand
  7.2.2 Import & Export
  7.2.3 Price Trend


  8.1.1 Profile
  8.1.2 Operation
  8.1.3 Progress of Key Projects
  8.1.4 Development Strategy
8.2 Xinfa Group
  8.2.1 Profile
  8.2.2 Operation
  8.2.3 Dynamics
8.3 Shandong Weiqiao Aluminium & Electricity
  8.3.1 Profile
  8.3.2 Operation
  8.3.3 Key Projects
8.4 Shanxi Luneng Jinbei Aluminum
  8.4.1 Profile
  8.4.2 Operation
  8.4.3 Development Strategy
8.5 Kaiman Aluminum Co., Ltd
  8.5.1 Profile
  8.5.2 Operation
8.6 Shandong Nanshan Aluminum Co., Ltd
  8.6.1 Profile
  8.6.2 Operation
  8.6.3 Competitive Edge
8.7 Bosai Minerals Group Co., Ltd
  8.7.1 Profile
  8.7.2 Operation
  8.7.3 Dynamics
8.8 Shanxi ZhongDa Corporation
  8.8.1 Profile
  8.8.2 Operation
8.9 Yunnan Aluminium Co. Ltd.
  8.9.1 Profile
  8.9.2 Operation
  8.9.3 Development Strategy
8.10 Other Enterprises
  8.10.1 East Hope (Sanmenxia)
  8.10.2 Guangxi Huayin Aluminium
  8.10.3 Nanshan-Donghai Alumina
  8.10.4 Luoyang HeungKong Wanji Aluminium
  8.10.5 Sanmenxia Yixiang Aluminium


Production of Alumina by Alkaline Process
Output of Alumina Worldwide, 2006-2011
Output of Metallurgical Alumina Worldwide, 2006-2011
Apparent Consumption of Metallurgical Alumina Worldwide, 2006-2010
Global Alumina Output by Region, 2010
Global Alumina Consumption by Region, 2010
Output Proportion of Global Major Alumina Enterprises, 2010
Operating Revenue and Total Profit of China Aluminum Smelting Industry, 2006-2011
Output of Electrolytic Aluminum and Alumina in China, 2006-2011
Import Volume of Aluminum in China, 2010-2011
Alumina Capacity in China, 2006-2011
Alumina Output in China, 2006-2011
Alumina Capacity by Region in China, 2010-2011
Key Alumina Enterprises and Capacity in China, 2010
Apparent Consumption of Alumina in China, 2006-2011
Demand of Alumina of Varied Grades in China, 2006-2011
Import Volume and Average Import Price of Alumina in China, 2005-2011
Import Volume Composition of Alumina in China (by Country of Origin), Jan-Nov 2011
Export Volume and Average Export Price of Alumina in China, 2005-2011
Export Volume Composition of Alumina in China (by Destination), Jan-Nov 2011
Alumina Trade Deficit in China, 2005-2011
Spot Price of Alumina in China, 2004-2011
Spot Price of Alumina of CHINALCO, 2008-2011
Basic Reserves of Bauxite in China, 2002-2010
Top 10 Provinces and Cities of Bauxite Basic Reserves in China, 2010
Import Volume of Bauxite in China, 2006-2011
Import Volume Composition of Bauxite in China (by Country of Origin), 2006-2011
Top 7 Importers of Bauxite in China, Oct. 2010
Average Import Price of Bauxite in China, 2005-2011
Capacity and Operating Rate of Electrolytic Aluminum in China, 2005-2011
Output and Apparent Consumption of Electrolytic Aluminum in China, 2005-2011
Backward Capacity Elimination Plan of Electrolytic Aluminum in China,2010-2012
Net Import Volume of Electrolytic Aluminum in China, 2005-2011
Aluminum Price Trends of SHFE, 2009-2011
Operating Revenue and Net Income of CHINALCO, 2007-2011
Output and Capacity of CHINALCO (by Product), 2007-2011
Market Share of Alumina of CHINALCO, 2005-2011
Subsidiaries and Primary Business of Xinfa Group
Industry Chain of Shandong Nanshan Aluminum
Operating Revenue and Net Income of Shandong Nanshan Aluminum, 2007-2011
Revenue and Operating Margin of Shandong Nanshan Aluminum (by Product), 2009-2010
Revenue of Bosai Minerals Group, 2000-2011
Sales Distribution Map of Shanxi ZhongDa Corporation
Capacity of Yunnan Aluminium, 2010
Operating Revenue and Net Income of Yunnan Aluminium, 2007-2011
Gross Margin of Yunnan Aluminium, 2007-2011

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