The Indonesian government will push ahead with its February 2016 proposal to revise the country's mineral ore export ban as expected investment in the downstream sector has not materialised. The bauxite sector will benefit most from the relaxation of the ban, as the sector registered poor smelter construction and the greatest loss in revenues as a result of the ban.
Indonesia will remain firm on the country's mineral ore export ban, which will weigh on mining output, affecting bauxite production the most. Malaysia's entry into the bauxite industry to fill up the void in supply will be short-lived due to limited reserves and environmental concerns. Over the long term, China will look towards higher-cost bauxite suppliers in Australia to support its growing...
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