Aluminum - Statistics & Facts

Aluminum is one of the world’s most abundant metals, typically extracted from bauxite ore. Guinea, Australia, and Vietnam are cited as hosting the largest bauxite reserves, while China, Norway, and Canada are leading the way in terms of aluminum smelter production levels. Hongqiao Group, Chalco, Shandong Xinfa, Rusal, Alcoa, and Rio Tinto are ranked among the largest aluminum producers worldwide. The major end-users of the base metal include the following sectors: transportation, construction, electrical engineering, and machinery manufacturing.

In terms of demand, the key aluminum markets include China, the United States, Germany, India, and Japan. Aluminum prices have been rather volatile over most of the past decade. Between October and December of 2016, prices were so low that many aluminum smelters had to increase their levels of idle production capacities. China's slowing economy lowered the price again in 2019. The growing volume of recycled aluminum may help reduce the imbalance of supply and demand in the aluminum industry. The global coronavirus pandemic in 2020 disrupted trading in metals and metal products, including aluminum. Demand for aluminum dropped as countries imposed strict lockdown measures to curb the spread of the virus.

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Aluminum industry worldwide

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