Aluminum Smelting in China: Market Research Report

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Aluminum Smelting Market Research Report | Aug 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Aluminum Smelting market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue for the Aluminum Smelting industry in China has been growing at an average annualized rate of 7.7% between 2010 and 2015 to $84.5 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 51.3.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

For every dollar spent on labor in this industry, about $1.17 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 $911 in 2010 to a forecast $1206 in 2015. Therefore, the proportion of labor costs in industry revenue is low... purchase to read more


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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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