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

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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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Table of contents

    • 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

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This report includes 7 images and tables including:


  • Domestic sources of bauxite supplies to alumina plants
  • Key amendments to the MMDR Act
  • Coal auction details


  • India bauxite production
  • India bauxite consumption by industry 2012-2013
  • India alumina capacity 2007-2035
  • India aluminium assets and coal blocks

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