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Aluminum Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Aluminum Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33131 | Jul 2014

Light is right: Globalization and the growing popularity of lightweight, fuel-efficient cars will spur demand

IBISWorld’s Aluminum Manufacturing 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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$35bn
Annual Growth 09-14
4.7%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
50,514
Businesses
414
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Companies in the Aluminum Manufacturing industry refine aluminum-bearing bauxite into alumina, smelt alumina to produce aluminum and manufacture aluminum products, such as alloys, plate, sheet, foil and extrusions. In the five years to 2014, aluminum manufacturers will experience growth after suffering through the recession and experiencing low downstream demand from major industries. The revival in car and automobile manufacturing will particularly boost demand in the five years to 2019, as automakers use more aluminum in their process to make lighter and more fuel-efficient cars... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Aluminum Manufacturing industry has substantial barriers to entry. Investment capital requirements associated with establishing a smelter or refining facility are extremely high. Participants must purchase a wide array of machinery and equipment, which they need to pair with a well-trained workforce that is knowledgeable and skilled in aluminum processing. Furthermore, companies need sufficient working capital in order to survive slumps in demand and declines in the price of aluminum. The high price volatility that the industry faces also serves as a deterrent to new entrants.

There is a high degree of vertical integration among existing manufacturers... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Aluminum Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in this industry refine aluminum-bearing bauxite into alumina, smelt alumina to produce aluminum and manufacture aluminum products, such as alloys, plate, sheet, foil and extrusions. The industry also includes companies that recover aluminum from scrap.

Industry Products
AluminaPrimary aluminumSecondary aluminumAluminum sheet, plate and foilAluminum extrusionsOther aluminum products
 
Industry Activities
Refining bauxite into aluminaSmelting alumina to produce aluminumRecovering aluminum from scrap (secondary smelting)Flat rolling or continuous casting aluminum sheet, plate, foil and welded tubeManufacturing aluminum alloys, powders, pastes and flakeRolling, drawing, or extruding aluminum shapes


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