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 to globalize as US and global construction and manufacturing markets gain strength. In particular, rising demand from automakers will be a major driver of industry growth... 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