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Rio Tinto metals summary

Rio Tinto metals summary

Report summary

Rio Tinto is one of the mining majors. Its position in aluminium was limited before acquiring Alcan in 2007. Following the acquisition, the company became a globally-spread aluminium major with a portfolio of assets of various age, geography, capacity and cost. The company since has been streamlining assets, either through disposal or closure.  The flagship operations of the company are its low cost smelting base in Canada and bauxite/alumina assets in Australia.

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This Aluminium Company report provides a strategic assessment of the global bauxite, alumina and aluminium industry over the medium to longer term and considers the themes and structural drivers behind corporate activity and industry structure.

For financial institutions, advisors and aluminium industry participants, this company summary report provides an understanding of market structure and the key players. Use it to analyse the alumina and aluminium positions of this company, and their corporate activities.

Wood Mackenzie's metals cost methodology is the established global industry standard, relied on by the world’s leading investment banks and mining companies to make strategic, operational and investment decisions. Our analysts are based in the markets they analyse, working with high-quality proprietary databases and cost curve analyses to provide consistent and reliable insight.

  • Executive summary
  • Strategy
  • Investment and costs
    • Cost position
      • Mine
      • Refinery
  • Production
    • Raw materials balance
    • Raw materials supply summary
  • Portfolio summary
    • Current operations
    • Project pipeline
    • Project pipeline

In this report there are 11 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Strategy
  • Investment and costs
    • Major corporate and investment activity
    • Investment and costs: Image 1
    • Bauxite cash cost by operation, 2015 (US$/t bauxite)
    • Investment and costs: Image 3
    • Investment and costs: Image 4
    • Investment and costs: Image 5
    • Investment and costs: Image 6
  • Production
    • Raw material position, 2015 (kt)
    • Raw material supply summary, 2015-2020 (kt)
  • Portfolio summary
    • Asset status
    • Portfolio summary: Table 2
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