Aluminum Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Aluminum Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33131 | Mar 2015

Shining future: Rising demand from automakers will be a major driver of industry growth

IBISWorld’s Aluminum Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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. Aluminum prices surged after the recession in response to rapidly rising demand from manufacturers, especially in emerging economies. Higher prices for aluminum products and rebounding demand from major markets, namely the automotive industry, bolstered revenue over 2010 and 2011. In the coming years, the industry is expected to continue to globalize as US and global construction and manufacturing markets gain strength... 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 30.4% of industry establishments. The other major producing areas are the Great Lakes (28.2% of establishments), the West (12.4% of establishments) and the Mid-Atlantic (10.3%). The Southwest region accounts for 9.2% of establishments and the Plains comprise about 5.2%.

The distribution of the industry across the country reflects a number of factors. Aluminum production is energy intensive, 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 markets also plays an important role in location choice... 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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