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Aluminum Industry in South Africa 2015

Aluminum Industry in South Africa 2015

BHP Billiton is the major player in the South African aluminum market and operates two primary smelters at Richards Bay. These two smelters are situated in Hillside and Bayside and these smelters have been showing successive losses over the last couple of years. There is no threat of new entrants to the South African aluminum industry.

There has been speculation that if the BHP Billiton smelters close down, South Africa will no longer remain a producer of primary aluminum and will have to import all its primary aluminum. There is no doubt that the South African aluminum industry is finding it difficult to maintain competitiveness in the global market as other countries have bigger aluminum markets that are more stable.

Taiyou Research analyzes the South African aluminum industry in its research report Aluminum Industry in South Africa 2015. The report covers the following:

An industry definition and an analysis of the global mining industry through an industry profile, value and volume analysis, industry segmentation and an industry outlook.

An analysis of the global aluminum industry through an industry profile, regional share analysis, value and volume analysis and an outlook till 2018.

The South African aluminum industry is analyzed from 2009 to 2018 through an industry profile, value and volume analysis of the industry and an industry outlook. A Porter's Five Forces analysis of the South African aluminum industry is also included.

Analysis of the BHP Billiton Group, the aluminum industry leader in South Africa, is analyzed through a company snapshot, business profile, major products and services, financial analysis and a SWOT analysis.


1. Executive Summary
2. Industry Definition
3. Global Mining Industry
3.1 Industry Profile
3.2 Value & Volume
3.3 Industry Segmentation
3.4 Global Mining Industry: Outlook
4. Global Aluminum Industry
4.1 Industry Profile
4.2 Value & Volume
4.3 Regional Share
4.4 Global Aluminum Industry: Outlook
5. Aluminum Industry in South Africa
5.1 Industry Profile
5.2 Value & Volume
5.3 South African Aluminum Industry: Outlook
6. Aluminum Industry in South Africa: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Buyer Power
6.3 Supplier Power
6.4 Competitive Rivalry
6.5 Threat of New Entrants
6.6 Threat of Substitutes
7. Major Industry Players
7.1 BHP Billiton Group
7.1.1 Company Snapshot
7.1.2 Business Profile
7.1.3 Major Products & Services
7.1.4 Financial Analysis
7.1.5 SWOT Analysis
8. Glossary
List of Figures
Figure 1: Value of the Global Mining Industry (in USD Billion), 2009-2013
Figure 2: Volume of the Global Mining Industry (in Million Metric Tons), 2009-2013
Figure 3: Global Mining Industry Segmentation (in %), 2013
Figure 4: Share of the Global Mining Industry by Regions (%), 2013
Figure 5: Forecast of the Global Mining Industry (in USD Billion), 2013-2018
Figure 6: Volume Forecast of the Global Mining Industry (in Million Metric Tons), 2013-2018
Figure 7: Value of the Global Aluminum Industry (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 8: Volume of the Global Aluminum Industry (in Thousand Tons), 2009-2013
Figure 9: Region-wise Share of the Global Aluminum Industry (%), 2013
Figure 10: Forecast of the Global Aluminum Industry (in USD Million), 2013-2018
Figure 11: Volume Forecast of the Global Aluminum Industry (in Thousand Tons), 2013-2018
Figure 12: Value of the South African Aluminum Industry (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 13: Volume of the South African Aluminum Industry (in Thousand Tons), 2009-2013
Figure 14: Forecast of the South African Aluminum Industry (in USD Million), 2013-2018
Figure 15: Volume Forecast of the South American Aluminum Industry (in Thousand Tons), 2013-2018
Figure 16: Porter's Analysis of the Aluminum Industry in South Africa
Figure 17: Financial Performance of BHP Billiton (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 18: Revenues & Profitability of BHP Billiton, 2010-2014
List of Tables
Table 1: Value of the Global Mining Industry (in USD Billion), 2009-2013
Table 2: Volume of the Global Mining Industry (in Million Metric Tons), 2009-2013
Table 3: Global Mining Industry Segmentation (in USD Billion & Percentage), 2013
Table 4: Share of the Global Mining Industry by Regions (in USD Billion & Percentage), 2013
Table 5: Forecast of the Global Mining Industry (in USD Billion), 2013-2018
Table 6: Volume Forecast of the Global Mining Industry (in Million Metric Tons), 2013-2018
Table 7: Value of the Global Aluminum Industry (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Table 8: Volume of the Global Aluminum Industry (in Thousand Tons), 2009-2013
Table 9: Region-wise Share of the Global Aluminum Industry (in USD Million & Percentage), 2013
Table 10: Forecast of the Global Aluminum Industry (in USD Million), 2013-2018
Table 11: Volume Forecast of the Global Aluminum Industry (in Thousand Tons), 2013-2018
Table 12: Value of the South African Aluminum Industry (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Table 13: Volume of the South African Aluminum Industry (in Thousand Tons), 2009-2013
Table 15: Forecast of the South African Aluminum Industry (in USD Million), 2013-2018
Table 16: Volume Forecast of the South African Aluminum Industry (in Thousand Tons), 2013-2018

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