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Aluminium Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Aluminium Production Market Research Report | SIC C24.420 | Mar 2017

A foiled effort: A number of significant industry exits have caused revenue to decline

The Aluminium Production market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Norsk Hydro ASA Norsk Hydro ASA market share
Novelis Inc Novelis Inc market share
Rio Tinto plc Rio Tinto plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Aluminium Production industry produces aluminium through smelting and the recycling of scrap metals. It also handles basic aluminium processing. Over the past 10 years, the industry's primary aluminium production capacity has severely declined. Two smelters, located in Anglesey and Lynemouth, closed in 2009 and 2012 respectively. This left just one operational primary smelter in Lochaber, Scotland, which was operated by Rio Tinto until the end of 2016, when it was acquired by Liberty House, an international commodities business. Volatile metal prices, rising energy costs and lacklustre demand from downstream markets have all buffeted aluminium producers in recent years. Industry revenue is expected to decrease by 1.4% in 2016-17 to reach £1.3 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Aluminium Production industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle. Industry value added is estimated to decline at a compound annual rate of 1.7% over the decade through 2021-22. Over the same period, the economy is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3%. This shows that the industry's contribution to the wider economy is falling, which is a sign of an industry in decline.

Although aluminium production is expected to grow in the next few years, the lack of primary smelters will drag on the industry. With just one primary smelter left operating in the United Kingdom and little prospect of other companies entering the industry, output growth will be limited. Whi.. purchase to read more


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What is the Aluminium Production Industry?

Firms in this industry smelt aluminium from alumina, recycle scrap aluminium and produce basic aluminium shapes such as plates, bars, foil and wire. The production of aluminium alloys and rolled aluminium products is included in the industry. Operators also sell unwrought aluminium.

Industry Products
Unwrought primary aluminiumUnwrought secondary aluminiumBasic shapesAluminium oxide
Industry Activities
Smelting primary aluminiumRecycling aluminiumManufacturing basic aluminium shapesProducing aluminium alloysManufacturing unwrought aluminiumProducing alumina

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