Why bauxite is defying the commodity slump

Australia’s biggest bauxite miner expects a looming shortfall in the commodity.

Summary: The price of bauxite has been rising in the face of a slump in iron ore and coal prices. The Indonesian Government has banned the export of unprocessed ore, while there is steady demand for aluminium. One insider expects a bauxite shortage as early as 2016 when China’s stockpile is depleted. High production costs in Australia mean the amount of unprocessed ore exported is rising.

Key take-out: International pressures including the Indonesian ban and the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa are a positive development for Australian bauxite miners.

Key beneficiaries: General investors. Category: Commodities.



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