Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Aluminum Manufacturing industry has endured significant volatility over the past five years due to fluctuations in aluminum prices, which reflect global supply and demand trends. In the coming years, the industry is expected to continue globalizing as both domestic and foreign manufacturing markets gain strength. In particular, rising demand from automotive manufacturers will be a key driver of industry growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Southeast region of the United States is the major alumina and aluminum producing area, accounting for 29.4% of industry establishments. The other major producing areas are the Great Lakes (27.8% of establishments), the West (12.7% of establishments) and the Mid-Atlantic (10.8%). The Southwest region accounts for 8.5% of establishments and the Plains comprise about 5.7%.
The distribution of the industry across the country reflects a number of factors. Primary aluminum production is a very energy intensive process, and the relatively low cost of and easy access to electricity in the Southeast and West are key factors in attracting operators to these regions. Access to key markets, such as the automotive manufacturing industry, also plays an important role in location choice... purchase to read more