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India bauxite: winds of change or more of the same?

India bauxite: winds of change or more of the same?

Report summary

Access to raw materials such as bauxite and coal has hampered smelter and refinery capacity expansions in India over the last few years. Our analysis suggests that an improved outlook on bauxite and coal availability subsequent to the changes in the mining law could move India from a net short bauxite to a balanced to moderately long alumina surplus position in the medium term.

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  • Executive summary
    • Overview of the MMDR Act
    • Future impact on refinery and smelter projects
    • Coal supply security will accelerate smelter production
    • India's alumina position to improve
    • Exports to China
    • Conclusion

In this report there are 7 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • India bauxite production
    • India bauxite consumption by industry 2012-2013
    • Domestic sources of bauxite supplies to alumina plants
    • Key amendments to the MMDR Act
    • India alumina capacity 2007-2035
    • Coal auction details
    • India aluminium assets and coal blocks
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