Aluminum: United States

This report forecasts US aluminum demand and production in metric tons to 2017. Total demand is segmented by market as follows: packaging, motor vehicle, construction, electric power, and other markets. Total production is segmented by product in terms of primary aluminum and secondary aluminum.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided at five-year intervals for 2002, 2007, and 2012; production and the various segments are reported for 2007 and 2012. An Industry Overview section defines markets and products, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on recycling, competing materials, and global demand.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each market and production segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 22-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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