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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

IBISWorld’s Aluminium Production market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
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 Investment Chapter

The Aluminium Production industry displays a moderate level of capital intensity. Even though the industry relies heavily on large-scale machinery and equipment at each stage of the production process, these are supervised and operated by employees. Wage expenditure is expected to account for 9.8% of industry revenue in the current year, while depreciation is expected to account for 2.9%. As a result, IBISWorld estimates that industry operators spend an average of £3.39 on labour for every £1.00 spent on capital.

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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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