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

Revenue for the Aluminum Smelting industry in China has been growing at an average annualized rate of 7.0% between 2012 and 2017 to $96.0 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 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 58.0...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$96bn
Annual Growth 12-17
7.0%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
290,968
Businesses
617

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry profit margins will continue to decrease due to increases in raw material costs and higher electricity prices
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Industry activities are mostly concentrated in North West China. Revenue generated from North West China is expected to account for 28.7% of total industry revenue in 2017. In recent years, China's primary aluminum production capacity is transferring from Middle South China to Xinjiang and Gansu of North West China, which is mainly due to cheap electricity price in this region. In 2015, production volume of primary aluminum in this region is estimated to account for over 40% of the industry's total. Xinjiang represents the largest share with production volume of 2.46 million tons in 2013, up 153.7% over 2012.Revenue generated from Middle South China is expected to account for 26.8% of total industry revenue in 2017. Sit...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Aluminum Smelting Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Aluminum Smelting Industry are

  • Production of premium goods
  • Economy of scale
  • Access to high quality inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - Construction and Industry Regulation in the Aluminum Smelting industry impact industry performance..

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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
  • Alumina
  • Primary aluminum
  • Others
  • Industry Activities
  • Primary aluminum smelting
  • Alumina processing
  • Primary aluminum alloy processing
  • Aluminum ore processing
  • Secondary aluminum processing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream Demand - Construction
  • Industry Regulation
  • Domestic Goods Prices
  • Downstream Demand - Machinery Manufacturing
  • Downstream Demand - Transport and Storage
  • Service Prices - Electricity

  • Current Performance
    Enterprises and employmentProfitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Aluminum Smelting Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Aluminum Smelting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction Equipment Manufacturing
  • Building Material Production Equipment Manufacturing
  • Farming Machinery Manufacturing
  • Auto Parts Manufacturing
  • Ship Building

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Ore Mining
  • Electricity Transmission and Distribution

  • Products & Services
  • Primary aluminum
  • Alumina
  • Others
  • Chart: Aluminum Smelting Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Primary aluminum manufacturers
  • Building construction firms
  • Other
  • Autombile manufacturers
  • Power grid construction firms
  • Packaging firms
  • Machinery manufacturers
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Aluminum Smelting Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Wages and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Aluminum Smelting

  • Basis of Competition
  • Access to raw materials
  • Technology
  • Price
  • Economies of scale
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Aluminum Smelting Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Aluminum Corporation of China Limited, China Power Investment Corporation, Shandong Xinfa Aluminum & Power Group Co., Ltd., East Hope Group,
  • Table: Aluminum Corporation of China Limited - financial performance
  • Table: China Power Investment Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Shandong Xinfa Aluminum & Power Group Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: East Hope Group - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Aluminum Smelting Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Aluminum Smelting Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Alumina
  • A semi-processed form of aluminum obtained when bauxite is refined.
  • Bauxite
  • An aluminum-bearing ore.
  • Primary Aluminum
  • Electrolytically reduced from alumina via a smelting process.
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