World Aluminum

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Over half of additional world aluminum volume demand in 2017 will be accounted for by China, a significant producer that ran a large trade surplus of aluminum in 2012.

World demand to rise 5.8% annually through 2017

World demand for aluminum (primary and secondary/recycled) is projected to expand 5.8 percent per year through 2017 to 82.5 million metric tons. Over half of additional volume demand in 2017 will be accounted for by China. The country is also a significant aluminum producer and ran a large trade surplus of of aluminum in 2012. In fact, China’s trade surplus and an associated global supply glut were largely to blame for recent drops in global aluminum prices.

Construction to remain largest market

Due primarily to the massive market in China, construction will remain the largest market for aluminum, with gains benefiting from a recovery in the housing sectors of a number of developed nations as well as rapid increases in construction spending in the developing world as a result of strong economic growth and urbanization. If excluding China, the motor vehicle market is the world’s largest user of aluminum. In most countries, motor vehicles account for a greater share of aluminum use than construction applications.

Growth in motor vehicle market to surpass average

Aluminum use in the motor vehicle market will see gains in excess of the overall market and will continue to benefit as car manufacturers strive to increase the fuel efficiency of their fleets by reducing the average weight of each vehicle. Aluminum is significantly lighter than steel, and aluminum use per motor vehicle is expected to rise through 2017.

Motor vehicle aluminum demand in developing countries will also benefit from the fact that current car ownership rates are low, leaving plenty of room for future growth. The world’s major motor vehicle manufacturers will continue to set up new plants in China, India, and other developing countries with booming motor vehicle markets, resulting in increasing sales of aluminum in those countries.

Packaging uses to benefit from convenience foods

Aluminum use in packaging will advance due to rapid proliferation of processed food and beverage products in developing countries. Healthy economic growth combined with the increasing presence of women in the workforce in these countries will result in a preference for convenience packaged food and beverage items. Aluminum cans’ popularity benefits from their excellent rates of recycling around the world. Intense competition from other materials such as plastics and glass in the packaging sector will prevent faster gains for aluminum demand.

Study coverage

This study analyzes the 62 million metric ton world aluminum industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by market (e.g., construction, motor vehicles, packaging, electric power), world region, and for 20 countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 28 industry players, including RUSAL, Chalco and Alcoa.

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  1. World Aluminum

    $6,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $232.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $169.00

      1. Table | WORLD ALUMINUM DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,664.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 World Population Outlook

        $93.00

        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

      3. 3.3 World Economic Overview

        $341.00

        1. 3.3.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $138.00

        2. 3.3.2 World Economic Outlook

          $190.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      4. 3.4 World Manufacturing Outlook

        $129.00

        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Building Construction Outlook

        $97.00

        1. Table | WORLD BUILDING CONSTRUCTION SPENDING BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      6. 3.6 World Motor Vehicle Outlook

        $156.00

        1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY REGION (thousand units)

      7. 3.7 World Packaging Industry Outlook

        $203.00

        1. Table | WORLD PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION (billion dollars)

      8. 3.8 World Food & Beverage Value Added Outlook

        $134.00

        1. Table | WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      9. 3.9 World Electric Power Generation Outlook

        $96.00

        1. Table | WORLD ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION BY REGION (billion kilowatt hours)

      10. 3.10 Pricing Trends

        $87.00

      11. 3.11 Aluminum Recycling

        $107.00

      12. 3.12 Competing Materials

        $99.00

      13. 3.13 Fuel Efficiency Standards

        $90.00

    4. 4 WORLD BAUXITE & ALUMINA SUPPLY

      $303.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Bauxite Reserves by Country

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD BAUXITE RESERVES BY COUNTRY, 2012 (billion metric tons)

      3. 4.3 Bauxite Production by Country

        $138.00

        1. Table | WORLD BAUXITE PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY, 2002-2012 (thousand metric tons)

      4. 4.4 Alumina Production by Country

        $82.00

    5. 5 WORLD ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND

      $1,186.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $103.00

      2. 5.2 Demand by Region

        $85.00

        1. Table | WORLD ALUMINUM DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      3. 5.3 Demand by Market

        $703.00

        1. Table | WORLD ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        2. 5.3.1 Construction

          $109.00

          1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR ALUMINUM BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 5.3.2 Motor Vehicles

          $170.00

          1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR ALUMINUM BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        4. 5.3.3 Packaging

          $195.00

          1. Table | WORLD PACKAGING MARKET FOR ALUMINUM BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        5. 5.3.4 Electric Power

          $93.00

          1. Table | WORLD ELECTRIC POWER MARKET FOR ALUMINUM BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        6. 5.3.5 Other Markets

          $96.00

          1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR ALUMINUM BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      4. 5.4 World Aluminum Production by Region

        $127.00

        1. Table | WORLD ALUMINUM PRODUCTION BY REGION & TYPE (thousand metric tons)

      5. 5.5 World Primary Aluminum Production Capacity

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD PRIMARY ALUMINUM PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2012 (thousand metric tons)

      6. 5.6 International Trade

        $96.00

        1. Table | WORLD ALUMINUM NET EXPORTS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

    6. 6 NORTH AMERICA

      $886.00

      1. 6.1 North America: General

        $82.00

      2. 6.2 North America: Aluminum Supply & Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      3. 6.3 North America: Aluminum Demand by Market

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 6.4 United States

        $284.00

        1. 6.4.1 United States: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $89.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.4.2 United States: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $108.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 6.5 Canada

        $199.00

        1. 6.5.1 Canada: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANADA: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.5.2 Canada: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANADA: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 6.6 Mexico

        $200.00

        1. 6.6.1 Mexico: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.6.2 Mexico: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    7. 7 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,439.00

      1. 7.1 Western Europe: General

        $95.00

      2. 7.2 Western Europe: Aluminum Supply & Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      3. 7.3 Western Europe: Aluminum Demand by Market

        $82.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 7.4 France

        $216.00

        1. 7.4.1 France: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 7.4.2 France: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 7.5 Germany

        $208.00

        1. 7.5.1 Germany: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 7.5.2 Germany: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 7.6 Italy

        $215.00

        1. 7.6.1 Italy: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 7.6.2 Italy: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 7.7 Spain

        $180.00

        1. 7.7.1 Spain: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 7.7.2 Spain: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 7.8 United Kingdom

        $189.00

        1. 7.8.1 United Kingdom: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 7.8.2 United Kingdom: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      9. 7.9 Other Western Europe

        $207.00

        1. 7.9.1 Other Western Europe: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 7.9.2 Other Western Europe: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    8. 8 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $2,142.00

      1. 8.1 Asia/Pacific: General

        $84.00

      2. 8.2 Asia/Pacific: Aluminum Supply & Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      3. 8.3 Asia/Pacific: Aluminum Demand by Market

        $82.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 8.4 Australia

        $186.00

        1. 8.4.1 Australia: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 8.4.2 Australia: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 8.5 China

        $352.00

        1. 8.5.1 China: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $95.00

          1. Table | CHINA: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 8.5.2 China: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $156.00

          1. Table | CHINA: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 8.6 India

        $326.00

        1. 8.6.1 India: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $91.00

          1. Table | INDIA: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 8.6.2 India: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $145.00

          1. Table | INDIA: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 8.7 Indonesia

        $213.00

        1. 8.7.1 Indonesia: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDONESIA: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 8.7.2 Indonesia: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDONESIA: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 8.8 Japan

        $236.00

        1. 8.8.1 Japan: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 8.8.2 Japan: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      9. 8.9 South Korea

        $198.00

        1. 8.9.1 South Korea: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 8.9.2 South Korea: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      10. 8.10 Thailand

        $189.00

        1. 8.10.1 Thailand: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | THAILAND: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 8.10.2 Thailand: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | THAILAND: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      11. 8.11 Other Asia/Pacific

        $201.00

        1. 8.11.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 8.11.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    9. 9 OTHER REGIONS

      $2,095.00

      1. 9.1 Central & South America

        $717.00

        1. 9.1.1 Central & South America: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 9.1.2 Central & South America: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 9.1.3 Argentina

          $141.00

          1. Table | ARGENTINA: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | ARGENTINA: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 9.1.4 Brazil

          $228.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | BRAZIL: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        5. 9.1.5 Other Central & South America

          $163.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      2. 9.2 Eastern Europe

        $555.00

        1. 9.2.1 Eastern Europe: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 9.2.2 Eastern Europe: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 9.2.3 Russia

          $199.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | RUSSIA: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 9.2.4 Other Eastern Europe

          $173.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 9.3 Africa/Mideast

        $822.00

        1. 9.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Aluminum Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 9.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Aluminum Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 9.3.3 Iran

          $164.00

          1. Table | IRAN: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | IRAN: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 9.3.4 Turkey

          $156.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | TURKEY: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        5. 9.3.5 Other Africa/Mideast

          $295.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: ALUMINUM SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: ALUMINUM DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $6,138.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD PRIMARY ALUMINUM PRODUCTION BY COMPANY, 2012 (thousand metric tons)

      2. 10.2 Market Share

        $207.00

      3. 10.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $105.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 10.4 Cooperative Agreements

        $328.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      5. 10.5 Manufacturing & Development

        $95.00

      6. 10.6 Company Profiles

        $6,138.00

        1. 10.6.1 Alcoa Incorporated

          $630.00

        2. 10.6.2 Alumínio Brasileiro SA

          $82.00

        3. 10.6.3 Aluminium Bahrain BSC

          $82.00

        4. 10.6.4 Aluminum Corporation of China Limited

          $307.00

        5. 10.6.5 Ball Corporation

          $243.00

        6. 10.6.6 BHP Billiton Limited

          $236.00

        7. 10.6.7 Century Aluminum Company

          $164.00

        8. 10.6.8 China Hongqiao Group Limited

          $130.00

        9. 10.6.9 China Power Investment Corporation

          $101.00

        10. 10.6.10 Crown Holdings Incorporated

          $242.00

        11. 10.6.11 Dubai Aluminium Company Limited

          $129.00

        12. 10.6.12 East Hope Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        13. 10.6.13 Glencore International AG

          $110.00

        14. 10.6.14 Hangzhou Jinjiang Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        15. 10.6.15 Hindalco Industries Limited

          $454.00

        16. 10.6.16 JW Aluminum Company

          $82.00

        17. 10.6.17 Kaiser Aluminum Corporation

          $168.00

        18. 10.6.18 Mubadala Development Company PJSC

          $92.00

        19. 10.6.19 Nanshan Group

          $129.00

        20. 10.6.20 National Aluminium Company Limited

          $132.00

        21. 10.6.21 Norsk Hydro ASA

          $677.00

        22. 10.6.22 Orkla ASA

          $279.00

        23. 10.6.23 Rexam plc

          $176.00

        24. 10.6.24 Rio Tinto Group

          $706.00

        25. 10.6.25 Shandong Xinfa Aluminum and Electricity Group

          $139.00

        26. 10.6.26 United Company RUSAL plc

          $377.00

        27. 10.6.27 Vale SA

          $111.00

        28. 10.6.28 Vedanta Resources plc

          $112.00

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