Alumina Market Overview in Brazil
In value terms, alumina production dropped modestly to $ in estimated in export prices. Overall, production recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, production attained the peak level at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to , production failed to regain the momentum.
The size of the alumina market in Brazil skyrocketed to $ in , rising 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). Over the period under review, consumption, however, continues to indicate a drastic downturn. Alumina consumption peaked at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to , consumption failed to regain the momentum.