Alumina Market Overview in Kazakhstan
In value terms, alumina production stood at $ in estimated in export prices. Overall, production saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production reached the peak level at $ in 2011; however, from 2012 to , production remained at a lower figure.
The size of the alumina market in Kazakhstan skyrocketed to $ in , surging by % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, consumption saw a significant expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of % against the previous year. Alumina consumption peaked in and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.