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Aluminum Smelting in China: Market Research Report

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Aluminum Smelting Market Research Report | Aug 2013

Making metal: Positive performance returns after falls in the economic downturn

IBISWorld’s Aluminum Smelting market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$74bn
Annual Growth 08-13
8.7%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
266,192
Businesses
286
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue for the Aluminum Smelting industry in China has been growing at an average annualized rate of 8.7% between 2008 and 2013 to $73.8 billion. As a basic metal, aluminum has a wide variety of applications within the Building Construction (IBISWorld industry report 4710), Automobile Manufacturing (3721), Power Grid Construction (4725), and packaging material industries. These downstream industries are strongly promoted by China's booming economy and rising urbanization.

With increasing downstream demand for aluminum products over the past three decades, aluminum-related industries developed rapidly, expanding output capacity as product prices appreciate. Alumina output, the major material for primary aluminum, has increased from 3.3 million tons in 1998 to an estimated 41.8.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

For every dollar spent on labor in this industry, about $1.27 is spent on capital, indicating a high capital intensity. The rapid development of technology and systems has accelerated the automation of aluminum manufacturing. As a result, many advanced facilities, including smelting and transportation equipment, are used in this industry. Investment in facilities and equipment is therefore crucial for manufacturers in the industry to maintain competitive advantages.

In China, labor costs are much lower than in developed countries, despite the average monthly wages for individuals in the industry increasing from $443 in 2008 to a forecast $1025 in 2013. Therefore, the proportion of labor costs in industry revenue is low... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

What is the Aluminum Smelting Industry?

Companies in the Aluminum Smelting industry in China refine aluminum through the smelting, electrolysis, and repeal casting of bauxite and alumina. They also engage in the smelting of recycled aluminum. The manufacture of aluminum products, such as aluminum packaging, aluminum doors and windows, spare parts, and similar items is not included in this industry.

Industry Products
AluminaPrimary aluminumOthers
 
Industry Activities
Primary aluminum smeltingAlumina processingPrimary aluminum alloy processingAluminum ore processingSecondary aluminum processing


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